HALCON flies with NASA-Robot into Space
R2 sees what it is doing thanks HALCON. NASA astronaut Michael Barrett shakes hand with R2 harmlessly.
The Discovery will be launched as mission STS-133 to its very last space flight. Destination of this shuttle mission is the international space station ISS. On board of the Discovery are six human astronauts and one new colleague, the first of its “species”: It is the first humanoid robot in space ever, the so-called Robonaut 2 (R2). Amongst others, the Discovery carries an Italian multi-purpose module called Leonardo in its cargo bay. R2 travels safely cased in a special container inside of Leonardo.
The Robonaut 2 is able to see autonomously and due to this fact to independently take decisions. The robot astronaut has full functional camera eyes and hands used for gripping and working. R2 comes with these skills as a result of the sophisticated image processing which was developed by the NASA with the algorithms of the standard software HALCON by MVTec (Munich, Germany).
The software package HALCON includes all necessary technologies for 3D image processing. It is used to detect objects in their 3D pose from stereo images and to process in real time. Thus, R2 can see three-dimensionally and therefore decide in fractions of a second where and how its hands will pick up and deposit objects.
During a first testing phase in space, the robot will work in a lab. Later, R2 will assist human astronauts for inside working, and some day it will even be available for extra vehicular activity. R2 will be advanced in this way that a next generation could assume interplanetary travels and take a landing on the Moon, the Mars, or a Mars moon. At this stage, HALCON is already armed for this purpose.
More information: http://www.halcon.com
HALCON is the comprehensive standard software for machine vision with an integrated development environment (IDE) that is used worldwide. It leads to cost savings and improved time to market: HALCON’s flexible architecture facilitates rapid development of machine vision, medical imaging, and image analysis applications. HALCON provides outstanding performance and a comprehensive support of multi-core platforms, MMX and SSE2, as well as GPU acceleration. It serves all industries with a library of more than 1600 operators for blob analysis, morphology, matching, measuring, identification, and 3D vision, to name just a few. HALCON secures your investment by supporting a wide range of operating systems and providing interfaces to hundreds of industrial cameras and frame grabbers, including GenICam, GigE Vision, and IIDC 1394.
MVTec is a leading manufacturer of standard software for machine vision. MVTec products are used in all demanding areas of imaging: Semi-conductor industry, web inspection, quality control and inspection applications in general, medicine, 3D vision, and surveillance. MVTec has more than 30 established distributors, located throughout Europe, North and South America, Australia, and Asia (China, Japan, Korea, India et al.). In addition, MVTec, LLC works out of Boston, MA (USA), to better attend the North American market since 2007. For more information refer to www.mvtec.com
Dr. Lutz Kreutzer, Manager PR & Marketing | MVTec Software GmbH, Neherstr.1, D-81675 München
Tel. +49 89 457695-0 | Fax +49 89 457695-55 | www.mvtec.com | email@example.com
This release was published on openPR.
Permanent link to this press release:
Please set a link in the press area of your homepage to this press release on openPR. openPR disclaims liability for any content contained in this release.
You can edit or delete your press release HALCON flies with NASA-Robot into Space here
News-ID: 151787 • Views: 1372
More Releases from MVTec Software GmbH
New HALCON Training Partner in Southern Germany
The Imaging Source Europe GmbH, long-standing partner of MVTec Software GmbH, extends the support and distribution activities in Southern Germany and becomes “MVTec Certified Training Partner”. MVTec’s distributor The Imaging Source strengthens the support and distribution activities of the machine vision software HALCON with their new sales office in Gernlinden near Munich, Germany. The Imaging Source is now part of the MVTec “Certified Training Partner” program, qualifying the employees to
MVTec Introduces MERLIC – A New Generation of Vision Software
Munich, Germany - MVTec Software GmbH is pleased to introduce MERLIC, a new, all-in-one machine vision software product that enables users to quickly build complete solutions without programming. MERLIC offers a radically new user experience with novel interaction concepts, an image-centered user interface, and many easy-to-use tools. To keep up with the growing world-wide demand for machine vision technology, machine makers reduce development time by increasing productivity and efficiency of their
MVTec Presents HALCON USB3 Vision Interface and 3D Vision Technology
As of now, the new universal HALCON image acquisition interface for USB3 Vision is available. This interface will be presented by MVTec in a live demo at the SPS IPS DRIVES in November 2013 in Nuremberg. Furthermore, MVTec will showcase the 3D vision technology of HALCON 11. Key benefits of the new USB3 Vision Standard are the high bandwidth in excess of 350 MB/s and an easy-to-use plug and play
HALCON Helps Best Swimmers of the World
At the 15th FINA World Swimming Championships 2013 in Barcelona, Spain, a sophisticated vision system is applied to analyze the swimmers’ performances. This system was designed by STT Ingenieríy y Sistemas, San Sebastian (Spain), based on the vision software HALCON by MVTec (Munich, Germany). Coaches and athletes are always interested in improving their athletic performances. As in any sport, it is important for swimmers to study their technique. For this purpose,
More Releases for HALCON
VISION 2012: MVTec Presents HALCON 11
At VISION 2012 in Stuttgart, MVTec Software GmbH (Munich, Germany), manufacturer of standard software for machine vision, will present the new version 11 of HALCON. For machine vision users, HALCON 11 provides many innovations and enhancements. As a unique feature, HALCON 11 offers the “sample-based identification” (SBI). With this innovative technology, thousands of trained objects can be recognized only by characteristic features like color or texture, thereby eliminating the need to
HALCON 11 Supports Various 3D Sensors
The standard software for machine vision HALCON 11 from MVTec, supports different forms of 3D sensors for 3D vision purposes. HALCON offers a wide range of interfaces to the devices of many well–known manufacturers. 3D sensors use different technologies. For uncalibrated laser triangulation, HALCON supports any area scan camera with an external laser, also in combination with the dedicated preprocessing board microEnable IV-V with the 3D SmartApplet from Silicon Software. Furthermore,
MVTec Announces HALCON 11
MVTec Software GmbH (Munich, Germany), manufacturer of standard software for machine vision, announces the release of the new version HALCON 11 for June 1, 2012. For machine vision users, HALCON 11 provides many innovations and enhancements. As a unique feature, HALCON 11 presents the “Sample-based Identification”. With this innovative technology, trained objects can be recognized only by characteristic features like color or texture, thereby eliminating the need to use bar codes
HALCON Embedded on OMAP4
MVTec Software GmbH, Munich (Germany) has expanded its series of HALCON Embedded versions with the release of HALCON Embedded for OMAP4 processors. With this release, the entire HALCON functionality is available for OMAP4 processors without additional porting effort. The OMAP4 processor by Texas Instruments was especially designed for mobile devices like tablets or smart phones. Its performance is comparable to the Intel Atom processor, but the OMAP4 consumes less power. The
MVTec Announces HALCON 10
MVTec Software GmbH (Munich, Germany), manufacturer of standard software for machine vision, announces the release date of the new version HALCON 10 for 10/10/10. HALCON 10 will provide many great innovations for all machine vision users. HALCON is the comprehensive standard software with an integrated development environment (IDE) for machine vision that is used worldwide. The new version HALCON 10 will further extend 3D vision and matching technology, and will again
HALCON Runs on Microsoft Windows 7
The current version 9.0.1 of the machine vision software HALCON by MVTec runs on the new Windows 7 operating system by Microsoft. Regarding tests by MVTec were completely successful. Microsoft has scheduled its new operating system Windows 7 to go on sale on October 22, 2009. As machine vision software technology leader, MVTec naturally wants to provide HALCON also on Windows 7. Thus, MVTec’s research & development department has thoroughly and