Laser gated imaging is an active imaging technique that dates back to the 1960s. It has a couple of advantages over traditional imaging as it does not rely on any natural light sources or thermal emissions. Nowadays laser gated imaging is often used for long-range observation for security and target identification, imaging in adverse weather and/or atmospheric conditions, active polarimetry and 3D imaging
Palatine, Ill. (August 9, 2016) – Festo, a worldwide leader in automation (pneumatic and electrical control), technical training and development, has successfully implemented the first ever eMotionButterflies which show how several autonomous flying objects can move independently in an enclosed space without colliding.
With the use of MidOpt BN850 Near-IR Bandpass Filters, active markers (850nm IR LEDs) and a 10 infrared camera set-up, Festo has demonstrated how the use of an indoor GPS and infrared cameras could be used as a guidance and monitoring system in factories of the future.
Current-generation driverless vehicles are limited to following predefined routes and cannot react flexibly to change. If a barrier is encountered, the vehicle has no capacity to circumvent it. The only option is an emergency stop. If the object to be transported is not located precisely where expected, the vehicle is unable to take further action.