Company Information

About Roboception

“Eyes and Brains for Your Robot”: Roboception offers innovative sensor solutions that allow customers across all robotic domains to enable their robotic systems to reliably perceive their environment. Following the concept of “Sense. Reason. Act”, Roboception’s award-winning 3D stereo sensors and the highly sophisticated rc_reason software suite close the robotic perception-action loop.

These plug-and-produce solutions feature highly intuitive, user-friendly interfaces and are compatible with a variety of hardware platforms. On top of this, customer-specific solutions are developed in compliance with individual plug-and-produce requirements. Roboception delivers a key component for the advancement of robotic systems in various application areas, and will hence enable an essential expansion of the field of robotics as a whole in the coming years.

The Founders

Munich-based Roboception was founded in March 2015 by three former employees of the Institute of Robotics and Mechatronics at the German Aerospace Center (DLR). Together, they have more than 60 years of professional experience not only in robotics, stereo imagery processing and visual navigation, but also in strategic development, project management and personnel management.

Dr. Michael Suppa

Managing director (CEO) and responsible for business models, as well as strategy and technology development.
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Dr. Heiko Hirschmüller

Responsible for development of stereo data processing and visual navigation.

Dr. Korbinian Schmid

The Roboception Story

April 2015
Foundation
Roboception is founded

In April 2015, Roboception is founded by three former employees of the Institute of Robotics and Mechatronics at the German Aerospace Center (DLR).

September 2015
Investement
Strategic investment

In September 2015, Roboception enters a strategic partnership with a major robot manufacturer.

December 2015
Expansion
New office space

In December 2015, Roboception has already outgrown its first office space and moves into a new office in Pasing, Munich.

September 2016
Recognition
Photonics 4.0 Award

Roboception wins the CODE_n Contest 2016 in the category Photonics 4.0 with its 3D-perception solutions for robot systems.

April 2017
Product Introduction
Launch of rc_visard

Roboception introduces the world’s first smart 3D stereo sensor rc_visard and accompanying software applications.

February 2018
Product Introduction
Launch of SLAM module

The Simultaneous Localisation and Mapping (SLAM) Algorithm for the rc_visard is launched, enhancing the visual odometry with a SLAM-based environment app.

March 2018
Recognition
if DESIGN AWARD 2018

The world-renowned design prize iF DESIGN AWARD is awarded to the rc_visard.

March 2018
Partnership
Part of TGW's "Rovolution"

The rc_visard is part of TGW's "Rovolution" piece picking system, enabling 1.000 picks per hour.

May 2018
Product Introduction
Launch of TagDetect

The TagDetect software component of our rc_reason suite is launched: a highly efficient way of identifying and localizing labelled objects.

September 2018
Research
rc_visard and ROS

Roboception publishes rc_visard_ros, a meta package for the ROS interface for the rc_visard 3D stereo sensor and accompanying software components.

October 2018
Product Introduction
Launch of ItemPick

The ItemPick software module of our rc_reason suite is launched: a solution for robotic pick-and-drop applications using suction grippers.

November 2018
Recognition
Innovation Award Bavaria

Roboception receives the "Innovationspreis Bayern" in the Start-Up Category for exceptional innovative achievements.

May 2019
Recognition
Red Dot Award

Roboception, together with industrial designer Tilo Wuesthoff, wins an award in the Red Dot Award: Product Design 2019. 

September 2019
Product Introduction
Launch of SGM®Producer

Roboception launches the GenICam-compatible software library SGM®Producer for high-speed off-board image processing.

October 2019
Product Introduction
Launch of SilhouetteMatch

Roboception makes robotic machine tending easier than ever with the rc_reason SilhouetteMatch module for pick-and-place applications.

February 2020
Certification
UR+ certified 3D Stereo Vision

Roboception‘s 3D stereo vision products and innovative rc_reason software modules are now fully compatible with Universal Robots through a URCap.

August 2020
Product Introduction
Launch of CADMatch

Roboception launches rc_reason CADMatch, an AppliedAI solution for the reliable detection of objects based on a previously taught CAD model.

June 2021
Partnership
Sales partnership with Matrix Vision

MATRIX VISION, a Balluff company, expands its product portfolio through the cooperative venture with Roboception.

October 2021
Innovation
Introduction of UserSpace

Roboception launches the UserSpace feature, a unique coupling of vendor software with user-specific extensions on the same hardware platform.

April 2022
Product Introduction
Launch of rc_viscore

Roboception expands its range of high-performance sensors for industrial 3D image processing in robotics by adding the rc_viscore high-resolution 3D stereo sensor to its product portfolio.

September 2022
Partnership
Part of KUKA.SmartBinPicking

Roboceptions AppliedAI-solutions are an integral part of the KUKA.SmartBinPicking technology package.

January 2023
Partnership
Part of Franka Ecosystem

Roboception’s vision solutions become part of the Franka ecosystem.

June 2023
Partnership
Collaboration with voraus robotik

Hannover-based voraus robotik GmbH and Roboception combine application-oriented 3D perception with a generic robot operating system.

November 2023
Product Introduction
Launch of rc_visard NG

Roboception launches the rc_visard NG 3D stereo vision platform and sets new standards in flexible automation.

April 2015
Foundation
Roboception is founded

In April 2015, Roboception is founded by three former employees of the Institute of Robotics and Mechatronics at the German Aerospace Center (DLR).

September 2015
Investement
Strategic investment

In September 2015, Roboception enters a strategic partnership with a major robot manufacturer.

December 2015
Expansion
New office space

In December 2015, Roboception has already outgrown its first office space and moves into a new office in Pasing, Munich.

September 2016
Recognition
Photonics 4.0 Award

Roboception wins the CODE_n Contest 2016 in the category Photonics 4.0 with its 3D-perception solutions for robot systems.

April 2017
Product Introduction
Launch of rc_visard

Roboception introduces the world’s first smart 3D stereo sensor rc_visard and accompanying software applications.

February 2018
Product Introduction
Launch of SLAM module

The Simultaneous Localisation and Mapping (SLAM) Algorithm for the rc_visard is launched, enhancing the visual odometry with a SLAM-based environment app.

March 2018
Recognition
if DESIGN AWARD 2018

The world-renowned design prize iF DESIGN AWARD is awarded to the rc_visard.

March 2018
Partnership
Part of TGW's "Rovolution"

The rc_visard is part of TGW's "Rovolution" piece picking system, enabling 1.000 picks per hour.

May 2018
Product Introduction
Launch of TagDetect

The TagDetect software component of our rc_reason suite is launched: a highly efficient way of identifying and localizing labelled objects.

September 2018
Research
rc_visard and ROS

Roboception publishes rc_visard_ros, a meta package for the ROS interface for the rc_visard 3D stereo sensor and accompanying software components.

October 2018
Product Introduction
Launch of ItemPick

The ItemPick software module of our rc_reason suite is launched: a solution for robotic pick-and-drop applications using suction grippers.

November 2018
Recognition
Innovation Award Bavaria

Roboception receives the "Innovationspreis Bayern" in the Start-Up Category for exceptional innovative achievements.

May 2019
Recognition
Red Dot Award

Roboception, together with industrial designer Tilo Wuesthoff, has won an award in the Red Dot Award: Product Design 2019. 

September 2019
Product Introduction
Launch of SGM®Producer

Roboception launches the GenICam-compatible software library SGM®Producer for high-speed off-board image processing.

October 2019
Product Introduction
Launch of SilhouetteMatch

Roboception makes robotic machine tending easier than ever with the rc_reason SilhouetteMatch module for pick-and-place applications.

February 2020
Certification
UR+ certified 3D Stereo Vision

Roboception‘s 3D stereo vision products and innovative rc_reason software modules are now fully compatible with Universal Robots through a URCap.

August 2020
Product Introduction
Launch of CADMatch

Roboception launches rc_reason CADMatch, an AppliedAI solution for the reliable detection of objects based on a previously taught CAD model.

June 2021
Partnership
Sales partnership with Matrix Vision

MATRIX VISION, a Balluff company, expands its product portfolio through the cooperative venture with Roboception.

October 2021
Innovation
Introduction of UserSpace

Roboception launches the UserSpace feature, a unique coupling of vendor software with user-specific extensions on the same hardware platform.

April 2022
Product Introduction
Launch of rc_viscore

Roboception expands its range of high-performance sensors for industrial 3D image processing in robotics by adding the rc_viscore high-resolution 3D stereo sensor to its product portfolio.

September 2022
Partnership
Part of KUKA.SmartBinPicking

Roboceptions AppliedAI-solutions are an integral part of the KUKA.SmartBinPicking technology package.

January 2023
Partnership
Part of Franka Ecosystem

Roboception’s vision solutions become part of the Franka ecosystem.

June 2023
Partnership
Collaboration with voraus robotik

Hannover-based voraus robotik GmbH and Roboception combine application-oriented 3D perception with a generic robot operating system.

November 2023
Product Introduction
Launch of rc_visard NG

Roboception launches the rc_visard NG 3D stereo vision platform and sets new standards in flexible automation.

April 2015
Foundation
Roboception is founded

In April 2015, Roboception is founded by three former employees of the Institute of Robotics and Mechatronics at the German Aerospace Center (DLR).

September 2015
Investement
Strategic investment

In September 2015, Roboception enters a strategic partnership with a major robot manufacturer.

December 2015
Expansion
New office space

In December 2015, Roboception has already outgrown its first office space and moves into a new office in Pasing, Munich.

September 2016
Recognition
Photonics 4.0 Award

Roboception wins the CODE_n Contest 2016 in the category Photonics 4.0 with its 3D-perception solutions for robot systems.

April 2017
Product Introduction
Launch of rc_visard

Roboception introduces the world’s first smart 3D stereo sensor rc_visard and accompanying software applications.

February 2018
Product Introduction
Launch of SLAM module

The Simultaneous Localisation and Mapping (SLAM) Algorithm for the rc_visard is launched, enhancing the visual odometry with a SLAM-based environment app.

March 2018
Recognition
if DESIGN AWARD 2018

The world-renowned design prize iF DESIGN AWARD is awarded to the rc_visard.

March 2018
Partnership
Part of TGW's "Rovolution"

The rc_visard is part of TGW's "Rovolution" piece picking system, enabling 1.000 picks per hour.

May 2018
Product Introduction
Launch of TagDetect

The TagDetect software component of our rc_reason suite is launched: a highly efficient way of identifying and localizing labelled objects.

September 2018
Research
rc_visard and ROS

Roboception publishes rc_visard_ros, a meta package for the ROS interface for the rc_visard 3D stereo sensor and accompanying software components.

October 2018
Product Introduction
Launch of ItemPick

The ItemPick software module of our rc_reason suite is launched: a solution for robotic pick-and-drop applications using suction grippers.

November 2018
Recognition
Innovation Award Bavaria

Roboception receives the "Innovationspreis Bayern" in the Start-Up Category for exceptional innovative achievements.

May 2019
Recognition
Red Dot Award

Roboception, together with industrial designer Tilo Wuesthoff, has won an award in the Red Dot Award: Product Design 2019. 

September 2019
Product Introduction
Launch of SGM®Producer

Roboception launches the GenICam-compatible software library SGM®Producer for high-speed off-board image processing.

October 2019
Product Introduction
Launch of SilhouetteMatch

Roboception makes robotic machine tending easier than ever with the rc_reason SilhouetteMatch module for pick-and-place applications.

February 2020
Certification
UR+ certified 3D Stereo Vision

Roboception‘s 3D stereo vision products and innovative rc_reason software modules are now fully compatible with Universal Robots through a URCap.

August 2020
Product Introduction
Launch of CADMatch

Roboception launches rc_reason CADMatch, an AppliedAI solution for the reliable detection of objects based on a previously taught CAD model.

June 2021
Partnership
Sales partnership with Matrix Vision

MATRIX VISION, a Balluff company, expands its product portfolio through the cooperative venture with Roboception.

October 2021
Innovation
Introduction of UserSpace

Roboception launches the UserSpace feature, a unique coupling of vendor software with user-specific extensions on the same hardware platform.

April 2022
Product Introduction
Launch of rc_viscore

Roboception expands its range of high-performance sensors for industrial 3D image processing in robotics by adding the rc_viscore high-resolution 3D stereo sensor to its product portfolio.

September 2022
Partnership
Part of KUKA.SmartBinPicking

Roboceptions AppliedAI-solutions are an integral part of the KUKA.SmartBinPicking technology package.

January 2023
Partnership
Part of Franka Ecosystem

Roboception’s vision solutions become part of the Franka ecosystem.

June 2023
Partnership
Collaboration with voraus robotik

Hannover-based voraus robotik GmbH and Roboception combine application-oriented 3D perception with a generic robot operating system.

November 2023
Product Introduction
Launch of rc_visard NG

Roboception launches the rc_visard NG 3D stereo vision platform and sets new standards in flexible automation.

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