The countdown is running: Roboception will release the rc_reason CADMatch Module later this year. And while the company’s perception experts are still completing final touches on this software, an Early Access Program is about to start – with a few slots still available.

The CADMatch software module will enable the rc_visard to reliably detect and localize unmixed objects e.g. in bins or cages, fully independent of their position/ orientation, based on a previously taught CAD Model. The software will also allow the user to specify one (or even several) grasp points per object, hence enabling picking by a two-finger gripper or a suction device.

Users, in particular in the automation domain, are eagerly awaiting this component, as the functionality is key to an increased efficiency in many automation processes – with machine tending being a prominent (but by far not the only) example.

Following the keen interest of numerous customers, Roboception has now launched the Early Access Program, providing users access to a pre-release version of the new solution.

“This obviously gives the users a head start on their tests and evaluations, as well as the preparation of the actual implementation”, says Elena Gambaro, Roboception’s Product Owner for the rc_reason Software Suite. “At the same time, our teams will be able to integrate highly valuable user feedback as we optimize the software over the coming months – a clear win-win for everyone.”

The Early Access Program can still accommodate a few additional users that are interested to start evaluating the software over the summer. Interested parties are invited to contact with a brief description of their use case/ objects.

What was initially a customer-specific solution is now available as a standard product: The rc_visard 160 m-6 is now ready for order in Roboception’s webshop.

This sensor variant features lenses with a focal length of 6 mm. This does lead to a slightly reduced field of view (and hence also to a smaller workspace), on the other hand, it delivers a higher resolution and accuracy – which is useful especially for bin-picking applications with rather large viewing distances. Or, as we like to put it: With the 6-mm variant, you can ‘put more pixels in the bin’.

At a distance of 3 m, a depth resolution of 2,2 mm is achieved, at 2 m distance it even reaches 1,0 mm. The field of view of 43° (horizontal) and 33° (vertical) results in a workspace of  2,24 m x 1,80 m (@ 3 m) und 1,44 m x 1,20 m (@ 2 m).

After this sensor variant was first implemented as a dedicated solution for a specific logistics application, but is proving to be increasingly popular with customers especially in the logistics domain – and has hence been added to the off-the-shelf  portfolio.