Cameras / Imaging / Vision

UhnderPort400x275Austin, Texas-based Uhnder, which is developing digital imaging radar technologies for automotive and logistics applications, has teamed up with Yunshan Technologies to deliver a digital perception radar sensor solution for use in autonomous trucks operating in shipping ports. China Merchants Port (CMPort) is an early adopter and deploying digital perception radar in a fleet of autonomous trucks at its Mawan Smart Port in Shenzhen, China.

KriaK26SOM 400x275Xilinx, which develops processing platforms for cloud, edge and endpoint applications, has announced the Kria portfolio of adaptive system-on-modules (SOMs), production-ready small form factor embedded boards that enable rapid deployment in edge-based applications. With a complete software stack and pre-built, production-grade accelerated applications, Kria SOMs can help bring adaptive computing to AI and software developers, the company said.

InnovizTwo400x275Innoviz Technologies, which develops high-performance solid-state lidar sensors and perception software, has announced a 30x performance improvement for its InnovizTwo lidar sensor when compared to InnovizOne. The sensor, announced last year, also provides a 70% cost reduction, which Innoviz said will allow for its adoption by any type of vehicle. The company has shared the full updated specifications of InnovizTwo to establish the sensor’s “technological superiority and market leadership in the most transparent way.”

AnsysVelodyneSim400x275Velodyne and Ansys have announced they are developing software models of next-generation automotive lidar sensors in order to provide improved hazard identification capabilities for autonomous vehicles. The collaboration incorporates Velondyne’s lidar design into Ansys’ virtual sensor suite and expedites automakers’ integration of Velodyne’s sensor into AVs, delivering driving safety and a drastically faster path to market, the companies said in a statement.


OusterWaytous400x275Waytous, one of the leading unmanned mining solution providers in China, has announced selecting Ouster’s lidar sensors for its fleet of autonomous mining vehicles. The company’s self-developed “YUGONG” system has been deployed in multiple high-production open-pit mines.

ActivSurgicalModule400x275Activ Surgical, which develops digital surgical technologies, has announced that the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has given 510(k) clearance for the company’s ActivSight Intraoperative Imaging Module for enhanced surgical visualization. The hardware-agnostic imaging module is designed to give surgeons real-time intraoperative visual data and imaging not currently available to them through existing technologies. The company said this can improve patient outcomes and safety in the operating room.

SICK scangrid2 400x275SICK has announced the scanGrid2, a safe multibeam scanner that uses solid-state lidar technology designed for small autonomous and line-guided transport vehicles. Certified as a Type 2/SIL 1 safety sensor (IEC 61496-3), the scanGrid2 can protect hazardous areas up to performance level C, and works well for collision avoidance. An app and cloning function also ensure a high level of uptime and fast fleet deployment, SICK said.

InsightLidar Gesture400x275Insight Lidar, which develops autonomous vehicle technologies, has announced that its Insight 1600 is the first lidar system with the combined high resolution and velocity detection to enable pedestrian gesture recognition. The new capability can be used by autonomous vehicle (AV) perception teams to quickly and accurately predict the actions of pedestrians.

Geosun ACEINNA400x275ACEINNA, which develops inertial-based guidance and navigation systems for autonomous vehicles and automated machines, has announced that Geosun, a developer and manufacturer of lidar-based navigation systems for drones and remotely operated vehicles, has selected ACEINNA to supply the Inertial Measurement Unit (IMU) sensors for the system.

ABB GasLeak400x275ABB has announced updates to its ABB Ability Mobile Gas Leak Detection System, HoverGuard, aimed at pipeline networks for industrial and domestic gas to detect leaks faster and more reliably.

AGM Velodyne 400x275Velodyne Lidar has announced a multi-year agreement with AGM Systems to produce an unmanned aerial vehicle system and application for the collection, processing and analysis of mobile mapping data.


TangramVision400x275Boulder, Colo.-based Tangram Vision, which is developing an infrastructure layer for vision-enabled products such as robots and drones, has announced a sensor management software development kit (SDK) to help robotics companies integrate sensors easier. The company also announced completing a pre-seed funding round.

Innoviz400x275Israel-based Innoviz Technologies, which develops high-performance, solid-state lidar sensors and perception software, has released its Automotive Perception Platform – InnovizAPP for the automotive industry. The platform, which includes automotive-grade hardware and software, enables autonomous vehicles to identify and classify objects. The company said it is already shipping InnovizAPP to selected large automakers to help them accelerate timelines for consumer AV programs.

Joyce400x275Immervision has announced a new partner for JOYCE, a humanoid robot that aims to unite the computer vision community. Hanson Robotics, creator of the humanoid robot Sophia, will work with JOYCE to “further evolve machine perception to help deliver human-like vision and beyond,” the companies said.

FLIR firefly DL 400x275Neurala, which develops vision AI software, has announced a collaboration with FLIR Systems to deliver a full software and hardware stack AI-based industrial imaging solution. The software will support the creation of neural networks directly onto FLIR Firefly DL machine vision cameras with built-in inference on the edge capabilities.

ScanCobot400x275Capture 3D, a provider of 3D measurement solutions and the U.S. partner for GOM GmbH, has announced the GOM ScanCobot, a mobile automated 3D scanning system that integrates with GOM’s blue light 3D scanners ATOS Q and ATOS Core. The combined system lets users create automation routines to produce precise, accurate, and repeatable measurement results without any prior knowledge of robotics programming, the company said.