ams OSRAM’s Belago 1.1 Lights Way for Luxonis’ New 3D Vision System for Robots

2022/01/31

ams OSRAM’s Belago 1.1 Dot Projector is featured in Luxonis’ new OAK-D Pro spatial Artificial Intelligence (AI) cameras

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News facts: 

  • ams OSRAM’s Belago 1.1 Dot Projector is featured in Luxonis’ new OAK-D Pro spatial Artificial Intelligence (AI) cameras.
  • Belago 1.1 Dot Projector combines an infrared Vertical Cavity Surface Emitting Laser (VCSEL) with advanced optics to enable 3D sensing solutions.
  • Many of today’s robots, automatic guided vehicles (AGVs) and drones rely on complete 3D sensing technology that uses infrared light to move autonomously in a facility.

Premstaetten, Austria (31st January, 2022) -- ams OSRAM (SIX: AMS), a global leader in optical solutions, announced today a new partnership with Luxonis, a developer of embedded artificial intelligence and computer vision technology. Luxonis provides 3D solutions for automatic guided vehicles (AGVs), robots, drones and more that help create high-quality 3D maps for applications such as object detection and obstacle avoidance. A key component of these solutions are infrared light sources, such as ams OSRAM's Belago 1.1 Dot Projector. The Belago 1.1 combines an infrared VCSEL chip with special optics and a robust package that is ideally suited for Active Stereo Vision (ASV).

With ASV, two infrared cameras read the pattern Belago 1.1 projects on a defined field-of-view. By comparing the images of both cameras, depth is calculated, and a 3D map is created. Obstacles are detected on the 3D map prompting the robot to take action, such as stopping or going around the obstacle.

Luxonis chose ams OSRAM’s Belago 1.1 for its recent OAK-D Pro spatial AI camera. The OAK-D Pro provides fast and accurate object detection through AI. Its open-source software allows for fast and flexible integration into a wide variety of application environments. Stereo cameras, featuring the Belago 1.1 Dot Projector, offer accurate depth perception for any scene and lighting condition for object tracking in real-time.

“Active Stereo is incredibly powerful and useful in robotics – but it was a missing piece in the OAK ecosystem until now – primarily because we wanted a solution with rock-solid eye safety. Given the open nature of our ecosystem, it was pivotal that we be eye safe. We were ecstatic when we found Belago 1.1 because its architecture allows simple and robust eye-safety, which enables Luxonis and our customers to autonomously integrate active stereo depth safely and confidently, unlocking untold applicability,” said Brandon Gilles, CEO at Luxonis.

The Belago 1.1 Dot Projector features an infrared pattern projector for increased depth performance. The product includes 5,000 individual light dots, which are generated by combining a VCSEL with a Micro Lens Array (MLA) optical system.

“The Belago 1.1 provides very stable, focus-free dot projection for increased texture on the scene and ASV depth performance. Applied in Luxonis’ latest ASV camera, customers have access to a turnkey 3D solution for quick adoption in a wide range of applications,” said Joerg Wertli, Senior Marketing Manager at ams OSRAM.

The compact dimensions of 4.2 mm x 3.6 mm x 3.3 mm allow customers to develop space-saving system designs. The Belago 1.1 emits light with a wavelength of 940 nanometers for operation independent of ambient light conditions. The robot’s path is reliably detected at a distance of one to three meters for collision avoidance. The Luxonis OAK-D Pro also uses ams OSRAM’s SFH 4725AS A01 infrared LED for flood illumination for no-light compute vision and perception.

Visit our website for more information about the Belago 1.1 Dot Projector. For more information about Luxonis’ solutions, please visit luxonis.com.

 

Press Contacts:
ams OSRAM
Hilary McGuinness
Tel.: +49 151 27670184
E-Mail: Hilary.McGuinnessFernholz@ams-osram.com

ams OSRAM
Sarah Carlson
Tel.: (248) 755-7680
E-Mail: sarah.carlson@ams-osram.com

 

ams OSRAM’s Belago 1.1 Dot Projector includes an infrared VCSEL that enables 3D sensing solutions for Automatic Guided Vehicles (AGVs), robots, drones and more.
Picture: ams

 

Luxonis’ OAK-D Pro-PoE Spatial AI camera leverages the ams OSRAM’s Belago 1.1 Dot Projector and SFH 4725AS A01 flood illuminator to provide no-ambient light depth sensing and computer vision with 4 TOPS of onboard AI/CV processing, enabling robotics perception entirely on-camera. Picture: Luxonis

 

About ams OSRAM
The ams OSRAM Group (SIX: AMS) is a global leader in optical solutions. By adding intelligence to light and passion to innovation, we enrich people’s lives. This is what we mean by Sensing is Life.

With over 110 years of combined history, our core is defined by imagination, deep engineering expertise and the ability to provide global industrial capacity in sensor and light technologies. We create exciting innovations that enable our customers in the consumer, automotive, healthcare and industrial sectors maintain their competitive edge and drive innovation that meaningfully improves the quality of life in terms of health, safety and convenience, while reducing impact on the environment.

Our around 26,000 employees worldwide focus on innovation across sensing, illumination and visualization to make journeys safer, medical diagnosis more accurate and daily moments in communication a richer experience. Our work creates technology for breakthrough applications, which is reflected in over 15,000 patents granted and applied. Headquartered in Premstaetten/Graz (Austria) with a co-headquarters in Munich (Germany), the group achieved well over USD 5 billion combined revenues in 2020 (pro-forma) and is listed as ams-OSRAM AG on the SIX Swiss Exchange (ISIN: AT0000A18XM4).
Find out more about us on https://ams-osram.com.

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About Luxonis

Luxonis provides holistic perception solutions for robotics and robotic automation. We enable our customers to focus on their business-value problems instead of the underlying robotics perceptions problems.

To do so, we build and continually update an ecosystem of cloud management, AI training, software, firmware and hardware specifically focused on making robotic perception easy, called DepthAI.

Our suite of OAK-D cameras embed performant spatial sensing, neural inference (e.g. object detection, semantic segmentation, etc.), and computer vision functionality (motion estimation, optical flow, feature extraction & tracking, etc.) – with all computation done on camera – offloading the entire robotics perception problem to the camera itself.  This leaves the robot CPU free for business-value problems, rather than being tied up running depth, AI, and CV vision pipelines. 

And our series of OAK-SoM allow embedding all of this power directly into custom products at low technical risk and with specific optics, field of view, and image sensors/placement to suit application-specific needs. 

The OAK-D series and OAK-SoM are now the go-to solution for robotics perception.