Orbbec's Femto Mega: Revolutionizing Robot Jobs with 3D Vision

Orbbec, a leading 3D camera manufacturer, has launched its latest product, the Femto Mega, at CES 2023. This innovative device, developed in partnership with Microsoft, is set to revolutionize the way robots work by providing advanced depth perception capabilities.

The Femto Mega uses Microsoft’s time-of-flight (ToF) technology for precise scene understanding over a wide 120-degree field of view and a broad range from 0.25m to 5.5m. This 1 mega-pixel depth camera is complemented by a high-performance 4K resolution RGB camera with 90° FOV, making it an ideal tool for various industrial applications.

The built-in NVIDIA Jetson Nano runs advanced depth vision algorithms to convert raw data into precise depth images, eliminating the need for an external PC or compute device. This feature makes the Femto Mega a self-sufficient robot worker, capable of performing complex tasks without additional computational support.

The camera can be directly connected to servers or the cloud using the Power over Ethernet (PoE) connection for both data and power. The device also has USB-C 3.2 and DC power supply connectors, making it easy to integrate into existing systems. A 6DOF IMU module provides orientation, while the universal trigger control system ensures accurate frame synchronization and uses standard ethernet cables for multi-camera and multi-sensor networks.

Orbbec's Femto Mega is a game-changer for robot jobs, offering a cost-effective, compact, and efficient solution for industrial applications. By hiring robots equipped with this technology, businesses can enhance their operations, improve efficiency, and reduce operational costs.

The SDK enables setup and registration, and a set of APIs allows integration with various applications. Jon Yee, the depth PM director at Microsoft, said, “Orbbec’s Femto Mega extends the use of Microsoft’s depth technology, used in Hololens and Azure Kinect DevKit, to a broad range of industrial applications. This camera is a result of a close collaboration between our teams and will be an essential tool helping AI developers to add depth perception to computer vision.”

Dr. Suraj Nair, CTO at Speedcargo Technologies, Singapore, also praised the Femto Mega, stating, “Orbbec’s Femto Mega enables us to maintain compatibility with our current system while reducing the size, cost and complexity of our solution. This will enable ease of scaling our operations to new locations.”

Amit Banerjee, head of platform and partnerships at Orbbec, expressed his excitement about the new product, saying, “Femto Mega is aimed at expanding the use of 3D vision in various industry solutions. We’re excited to introduce this new category-leading intelligent camera as part of Orbbec’s new depth vision platform.”

In conclusion, Orbbec's Femto Mega is a significant step forward in the field of robotics and computer vision. Its advanced features and capabilities make it an invaluable tool for businesses looking to hire robots for industrial applications.

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