Teleoperation System Uses Basler IP Cameras
Finnish video system specialist OptoFidelity Ltd. is about to make a breakthrough in the area of real-time and multidimensional camera viewing in remote-controlled machines. Together with industry association FIMA (Forum for Intelligent Machines), OptoFidelity is exploring the applicability of 3D cameras and displays to teleoperation systems. Their project focuses on 3D detection of objects in an image, and subsequent user interactions.
OptoFidelity’s system uses two Basler BIP2-1600-25c-dn network cameras mounted side by side, monitoring the work area. Basler IP Cameras are extremely compact, so they can be positioned just six centimeters apart, which is a good stereoscopic baseline for short distances from one to three meters," says Petteri Aimonen, Software Developer at OptoFidelity.
Other cameras are too wide to be used for close-up stereo imaging, because images captured with a larger distance between cameras will confuse the human eye.