Stereolabs has unveiled cutting-edge technology that is set to enhance the precision and capabilities of autonomous robots.
Showcased at the FIRA event in Salinas, California, the technology will also provide valuable insights for sustainable farming and other industries.
Agriculture has much to gain from robotics, but achieving precision in rugged terrain or changeable environments is a complex challenge. Autonomous robots need to be able to see fields and farms in intricate detail without interruption.
By combining ZED cameras’ rich data capture with deep AI understanding, Stereolabs is giving vision and crucial insights to autonomous tractors such as Monarch Tractors MKII, crop and harvesting robots, weeding robots, sprayers and more.
At FIRA, the company unveiled advanced AI vision software in combination with its ZED X camera line, designed to deliver centimeter-level perception through multi-camera systems.
This technology enables autonomous robots to not only identify hazards but also react to them intelligently, offering unparalleled safety and efficiency in various applications.
Stereolabs has developed an AI vision software that delivers surround perception by fusing spatio-temporal data from up to four different ZED X cameras onto a single NVIDIA Jetson AGX Orin module, or two cameras on a ZED Box Orin 16GB.
The AI vision software stack is capable of detecting obstacles and perceiving the path ahead while also providing real-time crop mapping with unprecedented 3D accuracy and resolution.
“Leveraging our decade-long expertise in robotic vision, we’ve developed a groundbreaking AI perception technology set to redefine the industry and accelerate the deployment of agricultural robots,” said Cecile Schmollgruber, CEO at Stereolabs. “Our pure, vision-driven precision solution addresses the complexities of achieving centimeter-level perception, multi-camera calibration and challenging environmental conditions, empowering robots to fulfill a variety of missions, from navigation to scouting and handling.”