Industrial Robotics

End-effector integrated vision for Industrial Robots

To design and/ or integrate a standalone vision system capable of estimating the 3D pose of a part to be picked up by the end effector of the robotic arm. This will include a vision sensor with an appropriate lens and electronics with processing capability of capturing and estimating the 3D pose of the part. The module/ system must be able to communicate this data over a standard high speed serial communications interface.


- Understand range and precision required of a vision sensor and extent of necessary processing power.

- Select the required components for integration into a module that will fit within the end-effector geometry.

- Integrate the module, hardware and software with the robot controller software.

- Develop a calibration method for the sensor to obtain accurate images to be used to detect the part and estimate it’s pose.


Preferred Bachelors/ Masters in Computer Science, Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering

Key skills

- Experience with vision sensors

- Image Processing

- Robot Operating System (Optional)

- OpenCV

- C++/ Python

- Linux based dev environment

- Communication protocols