Machine vision enables robots and unmanned systems to more easily move through and interact with their environments. Cameras are the robots’ eyes, while the central processing unit is the brain that interprets all the captured data. Intel RealSense is one technology helping machines see more like humans.

Machine vision is nothing new, of course, but 3D depth sensing in real time has long been a major challenge for the robotics industry. While laser, infrared, and radar offer accurate depth sensing, these technologies would drive the price of autonomous systems through the roof.

Building robots and drones with human-like visual intelligence that can see, understand, interact with, and learn from their environments is a challenge many in the industry are working hard to solve.

Intel RealSense powers next-gen devices

Intel Corp. is one of those companies. Intel RealSense has quickly become a low-cost 3D sensing solution that is helping developers build robots that can sense depth and track motion.

This report details how Intel RealSense is giving the power of 3D vision to next-generation robots. We analyze how RealSense is getting smarter thanks to artificial intelligence, profile robots currently using RealSense cameras, and discuss where the technology still needs to improve.

This report will detail how Intel RealSense is giving the power of 3D vision to next-generation robots. We will analyze how RealSense is getting smarter thanks to artificial intelligence (AI), profile robots currently using RealSense cameras and discuss how machine vision needs to improve.