World Class Vision Tools For Any Robot Application
Caroline Smart, 01-29-2019
If your operation relies upon Cognex machine vision and Universal Robots, good news: The Cognex In-Sight 2D Robot guidance URCap plugin is here. The plugin takes advantage of Cognex’s world class vision tools for any robot application, helping to guide the robot to specific coordinates, inspect the part after manipulation, and output valuable data for downstream analysis. If you’ve ever struggled to establish communication between systems or perform hand-eye calibration, Cognex and UR’s collaboration will greatly simplify your challenges using a simple, 3-step process:
The URCap interface provides feedback when the vision system and robot have successfully established communication.
Perform hand-eye calibration
The interface guides the user through the steps required for hand-eye calibration between the robot and vision system.
Train camera pose for pick-and-place operation
Once a calibration file has been produced, the Cognex Camera Pose command in the URCap software programs the robot to perform a vision-guided movement.
It’s really that simple! Plus, additional benefits include:
- Fully integration into Cognex In-Sight Explorer™ software, providing access to the industry’s most powerful and robust vision tools
- Compatibility with any spreadsheet-enabled In-Sight vision system
Get started by downloading the URCap software* and In-Sight/URCap user manual at www.cognex.com/URCap.