How to choose a camera for Autonomous Mobile Robots
Table of contents:
- What are AMRs (Autonomous Mobile Robots)
- How do AMRs see?
- How embedded vision is building AMRs of tomorrow
- Embedded vision applications of AMRs – how to integrate cameras into these systems
- Special types of sensors and embedded cameras used in AMRs
- Other key camera-related parameters in AMRs
- e-con Systems’ camera solutions for AMRs
What are AMRs (Autonomous Mobile Robots)?
AMRs are autonomous robots that can navigate a space independently without the guidance of a human or a predefined path. They are the successors of AGVs (Autonomous Guided Vehicles) which depended on an operator’s supervision or well-defined directions.
AMRs leverage embedded cameras to capture images of their surroundings for the purposes of obstacle detection and object recognition. The images and videos captured by the camera are sent to an edge processor to analyze them for intelligent decision-making. Some of the types of AMRs used in warehouses, retail stores, and agricultural farms include cleaning/disinfection robots, goods-to-person robots, patrol robots, telepresence robots, delivery robots, automated weeders, etc.
How do AMRs see?
Advancements in embedded vision and camera technology have helped AMRs become truly autonomous and enhance their ability to perform certain tasks. Learn all you need to know about how AMRs capture images and videos, and the different types of camera systems used in them
How embedded vision is building AMRs of tomorrow
Embedded cameras in AMRs help in performing various functions such as obstacle detection, barcode reading, object recognition, video previewing and recording, teleconferencing, etc. Learn in detail how embedded vision and cameras are enabling the development of future-ready AMRs.