Human-Like 3D Vision

advantages

  • Fastest 3D Vision system in the industry, suitable for highspeed industrial automation

  • Fastest 3D Vision system in the industry, suitable for highspeed industrial automation

  • Struggling with Dark and Shiny objects? Our system handles them as fast as any other object.

  • Struggling with Dark and Shiny objects? Our system handles them as fast as any other object.

ABOUT US

We are making the impossible possible in 3D Machine Vision—allowing robots to see like humans.Up until now,it was believed to be impossible to give machines human-like passive 3D vision.Not anymore!

Our Awards

Our Partners & Clients

OUR VISION

Giving robots and machines human-like 3D vision and become the Eye of AI

OUR STORY

We are making the impossible possible in 3D Machine Vision—allowing robots to see like humans. Up until now, it was believed to be impossible to give machines human-like passive 3D vision. Not anymore! Our 3D Machine Vision system will enable robots, automated guided vehicles, robotic vacuum cleaners, and more, to perform more precisely with human-like vision. Our AI Powered vision system, VCV-Cortex, is already faster than the competition when it comes to dark and shiny objects and is helping our customers to further automate their challenging tasks. VCV-Cortex relies on off-the-shelf cameras and PC hardware turning the 3D perception problem from a hardware-centric solution to a more precise, flexible and cost-effective software solution. And we are winning awards!

MANAGEMENT

Armin Khatoonabadi (CEO)

Armin has vast experience as both tech entrepreneur and angel investor. He was the former marketing lead and advisor to MTT Technologies (acquired by Barco, world’s largest cinema projector manufacturer). Armin is a technology visionary with success in identifying new applications for technologies and extending them into new industries. With his business acumen and interdisciplinary skills, he led the expansion of MTT Technologies products from the cinema industry into the automotive industry.

Sina Afrooze (CTO)

Sina is a highly skilled computer and AI expert. He is the former director of new device developments, leading the design of devices and software at Avigilon which was acquired by Motorola at $1B+. Sina is passionate and extremely knowledgeable about AI, robotics and modernizing machine vision—making the impossible possible.

OUR ADVISORS

Gerwin Damberg

Board member, co-founder of MTT Technologies and current CTO of Barco, world’s largest cinema projector manufacturer. Gerwin is an expert technical leader with extensive understanding of the computer and imaging industry. Under his leadership, Barco is exploring adding new AI and Light Steering technologies into its products.

Anders Ballestad

Board member, co-founder of MTT Technologies and current Director HDR Entertainment at Barco, world’s largest cinema projector manufacturer. Under his leadership, MTT Technologies became one of Vancouver’s startup successes with the development of a highly sophisticated Light Steering technology that can be used in many different industries.

Colin Harris

Founding Partner, CDL-West | Co-founder, PMC-Sierra Colin cofounded PMC- Sierra (now Microsemi), a Nasdaq-listed semiconductor company, and was CEO from 2005 to 2015. This company grew into one of Canada’s most successful and valuable companies in 2000. Colin currently serves on the advisory board of the Design for E-Beam (DFEB) initiative and Yaletown Venture Partners. He is an active angel investor and has been a part of several successful exits.

VCV-CORTEX

AI Powered 3D Solution for Fast Robotic Industrial Automation
Stereo vision is the nature’s invented 3D vision system. Tested and improved by thousands of years of evolution, human visual system is the most efficient and robust 3D vision system in this world even when the latest technological achievements in this field are considered. Human brain processes the images it receives from eyes and using years of learning and accumulated data, translates the 2D scenes into a 3D image. VCV-Cortex is an AI Powered System that imitates human visual system. It uses images it receives from 2 RGB cameras to generate 3D images of the scene and find the desired objects with submillimeter accuracy.

VCV-CORTEX ADVANTAGE OVER
OTHER STEREO VISION SYSTEMS:

There are many companies that offer stereovision cameras. These cameras all work the same way and use two 2D cameras and usually none-AI algorithms to generate 3D scenes. They usually have much higher frame rate compared to competing structured light cameras, but they lack the accuracy and precision needed for industrial robotics. They specially fail when dealing with dark and/or texture-less surfaces. VCV-Cortex on the other hand, while maintaining the strengths of traditional stereovision systems, can offer highly precise and accurate 3D images which are comparable with those of structured light cameras:

VCV-CORTEX ADVANTAGE OVER
STRUCTURED LIGHT CAMERAS

Structured Light Cameras were developed as a result of traditional 3D vision systems’ shortcomings. They use a projector to cast a changing pattern of light on the object in front of them and generate a 3D image of the scene by measuring changes in the pattern. They are great devices for metrology. However, the way they function has number of inherent shortcomings that makes them unsuitable for many industrial applications. Here is a short comparison between VCV-Cortex and Structured Light Cameras:

VCV-CortexStructured Light Camera
Flexible resolution up to 32MPFixed resolution up to 2MP
Flexible and very large FoV up to 3mx4mFixed FoV up to 1.2mx1m
Flexible range and precisionFixed range and precision
Captures dark and/or shiny objects in less
than 2 seconds
Requires HDR for dark and/or shiny objects and needs minimum 3 seconds to capture
Is modular, can combine 2 or more systems to achieve larger FoVNot modular, systems will interfere with each other when used in proximity
Can work under sunlight or other intense sources of light like weldingIs blinded by sunlight and other intense
sources of light.
Can capture moving objectsCan only capture static objects

VCV-CORTEX SPECIFICATIONS:

Resolution:5MP, 12MP, 32MP and more!
Range:Customized to Customer's Requirements
Precision:Customized to Customer's Requirements
Processing Speed:2 MP per second independent of type of object
Camera Connection Ports:USB 3 and GigE
Internet Connection:Over Ethernet, used for product registration and future updates

INTEGRATED WITH:

fanuc universal-robots

HOW TO HAVE YOUR OWN CUSTOMIZED 3D VISION SYSTEM USING VCV-CORTEX:

Step #1: Determine what resolution, range, field of view and accuracy you need.

Step #2: Contact us with your requirements and spec of the parts you want to pick using your robot and order your hardware. Your hardware will include:

  • VCV-Cortex Box

  • Two 2D cameras and lenses based on your requirements

  • 2 camera connectors

  • Calibration pad and camera cables

Step #3: Hook up your VCV-Cortex box to power and internet.

Step #4: Hook up the cameras to the extruded frame and make sure both see the objects you want to pick using VCV-Cortex interface.

Step #5: Calibrate the cameras using the calibration pad and our smart calibration module in less than a minute.

Step #6: Calibrate the cameras with your robotic arm using our smart calibration module in less than a minute.

Step #7: Start Picking!

VCV contact information:

#500-535 Thurlow Street, Vancouver, BC V6E 3L2, Canada

info@vcvision.ca (604) 338-8496

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