Legacy of machine vision
Publicat la 2019-10-16 15:07:47 UTC în Brand Protection
Did you know that?
- The name of the first machine vision by Automatix was Autovision 1 launched in 1980.
- The first vision guided robotics with integrated machine vision was introduced by Automatix in 1983. Automatix later merged with Itran to form Acuity Imaging before becoming part of RVSI and later Microscan, and now of course part of Omron.
- Microscan Intellifind and Adept Acuity pattern matching algorithms have the same roots.
- The algorithm started under Hexavision in Canada. Hexavision had a cross-licensing agreement with RVSI (see above) and around the year 2000 RVSI obtained the license for the pattern matching algorithm and Hexavision the algorithm for code reading. Adept acquired Hexavision for the pattern matching algorithm and continued to develop it, while Siemens acquired RVSI and went their own way with the algorithm after purchasing full rights from Adept. Siemens machine vision was later acquired by Microscan. Under Omron, both branches of the roots meet again and the first cooperation is a fact with the implementation of the MicroHAWK MV-40 (tcm:881-89566) with Intellifind on the Cobra robot to pick parts from the Anyfeeder!
- Our history also includes the invention of the industry-standard 2D symbology, Data Matrix, which was invented by I.D. Matrix.