Universe Kogaku's optical lenses are used by many of the major companies in the automotive industry. Automobile manufacturers use Universe lens assemblies in the robotic equipment found on their automated assembly lines and inside their cars as well. These lenses are used in back up cameras and other location sensing devices. Universe has a lens for many automobile industry applications. The following lenses are designed to work well for automotive needs, as well as other high resolution, vision applications. At the bottom of this page you will find excerpts of Optics News articles related to the automotive industry. If you are looking for a specific lens for your next optical project, please contact us for personal assistance from a design engineer.
Although 3D printing is commonly thought of as a new ‘futuristic’ concept, it has actually been around for more than 30 years.
Machine vision technology, which allows computers to see and understand their surroundings, is experiencing a dramatic increase in usage.
We live in a day and age where new technologies are being brought to the market at what seems like lightening speed. One advancement leads to another, and then another. New products, based on emerging technologies are continuously being launched. One such technological advance is long-wave infrared – LWIR – imaging, also known as thermal […]
Robots that offer point-to-point delivery are poised to become hot sellers for e-commerce companies and businesses that are looking to improve inventory control, order processing methods and labor efficiency to speed up operations. E-Commerce in the 21st century will be driven in large part, by robotic workers.
Imagine knowing enough about Earth’s atmosphere to predict climate trends, or knowing enough about a hurricane to get the right people evacuated. Consider a time when advances in medical procedures retire the scalpel to the museum. Even in precision-manufacturing, laser technology advancements can potentially bring consumer costs down because of its efficiency.
Intelligent robotics is one of the technologies that has the potential to fundamentally alter society. From both an industrial and social perspective. “Smart perception” is a key concept that will drive this evolution toward intelligent robotics. With the continued advancements, we could see micro-sized cameras looking at every angle, depth, mode or change in any […]
In 2013, on the streets of Parma, Italy, an autonomous vehicle successfully navigated a route on a public roadway without a driver. The course was relatively short, but, it did include a series of complex traffic scenarios, roundabouts, merging traffic lanes, lights and pedestrian crossings. This was accomplished using a series of 3D imaging techniques […]
Somewhere in the not so recent past, the thought of a vehicle that could ‘drive itself’ was something right out of science fiction. Interestingly, the future is catching up. There is growing interest in self-driving cars following tests over the past few years by Google and research by several major automakers. A major study released […]
As automakers race to meet federal regulations that call for higher fuel-efficiency standards — 54.5 miles per gallon by 2025, automobile manufacturers are relying more and more on adhesives to join the body parts together. Ron Weber is President of USS Vision, a Livonia, Mich., machine vision integration and automated inspection system firm. In recent […]