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rc_visard 160 color

Thanks to its baseline of 160 mm and its color acquisition capability, the rc_visard 160 color is the most suitable sensor for both mobile applications or static mounting, when color differentiation is required.

  • Precise color differentiation in both natural and artificial light
  • Designed for viewing distances of over 50 cm
  • Color stereo and depth images as well as ego-motion
  • On-board processing, no external hardware required
  • Intuitive plug-and-play interfaces


NEW! The StereoPlus Module delivers full resolution depth images and advanced smoothing for optimized depth data.

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The rc_visard sensor family enables robots to generate and process time and location-related data in real time. The sensors support a variety of robot applications, ranging from bin-picking to navigation. The four versions of the rc_visard feature two different baselines (65 mm, 160 mm) and a color or monochrome acquisition capacity.

The rc_visard 160 color is optimized for applications that require a high precision at larger working distances. It is a good choice for static mounting above a scene as well as in mobile robotics applications, e.g. for navigation. As it features color differentiation capacities, the rc_visard 160 color is best applied in good lighting conditions.

Using ego-motion estimations (VINS), the rc_visards determine their position and orientation with millimetric precision and very low latencies. The passive stereo sensor works in natural and artificial light. Precise ego-motion data is generated reliably, even in case of vibrations.

All rc_visards come with the same on-board software package that can be further enhanced by optional components from the rc_reason software suite – e.g. SLAM, TagDetect or ItemPick. An intuitive web interface enables an easy set-up and configuration. Last, but not least, multiple sensors can easily operate without interference in the same work space.

Downloads and Links


rc_visard QuickStart Guide (.pdf)
rc_visard product documentation (html)

rc_visard product documentation (.pdf)
rc_visard tutorials (html)

Discovery Tool

Tool for the discovery of Roboception’s rc_visard sensors via GigE Vision. This tool is required for detecting the rc_visards and perform factory resets.

Binaries: https://github.com/roboception/rcdiscover/releases

Source Code: https://github.com/roboception/rcdiscover

ROS Driver

The ROS driver for the rc_visard provides rectified images, disparity, confidence and error images in ROS format and can convert disparity images on-the-fly into depth images and colored point clouds. All image-related parameters can be controlled via dynamic reconfigure parameters. Additionally, poses from the rc_visard’s dynamics interface can be published on TF and as pose messages with additional information.

ROS: http://wiki.ros.org/rc_visard_driver

Source Code: https://github.com/roboception/rc_visard_ros

Convenience Layer

Roboception convenience layer around GenICam and GigE Vision as well as the dynamics interface of the rc_visard. The packages contain C++11 libraries and headers as programming interface as well as command line tools and examples for accessing and controlling the rc_visard.


Source Code:

CAD Data

.zip-file contains CAD data in .stl, .obj, .mtl and .stp format:
rc_visard 65
rc_visard 160

Additional information


160 mm

Mono / Color




Field of View

Horizontal: 61° Vertical: 48°

Image Resolution & FPS

1280 x 960 Pixel @ 25 Hz

Depth Range (recommended)

0,5 m – 3,0 m
0,7 m – 1,0 m for full resolution depth images

Depth Resolution

1,5 mm @ 0,5 m
6 mm @ 1,0 m
23 mm @ 2,0 m
50 mm @ 3,0 m

Depth Image Resolution & FPS

1280×960 Pixel (F) @ 0,8 Hz
640×480 Pixel (H) @ 3 Hz
320×240 Pixel (M) @ 15 Hz
214×160 Pixel (L) @ 25 Hz


200 Hz, low latency

Computing Unit

Nvidia Tegra K1


Web GUI, Rest API, GenICam, GigEVision 2.0, UDP based ego-motion interface


8-pin A-coded M12 socket for GigE
8-pin A-coded M12 plug for GPIO and power


230 x 84 x 75 mm


850 g

Power Supply

18-30 V

Temperature Range

0 °C – 50 °C (passive cooling)

Protection Class


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