Vision System for Industrial Robots

1. A closer look at the main components of the system
Update #10119  |  21 Oct 2014


  I decided to choose a webcam Microsoft LifeCam HD-5000. The image quality it offers is sufficient to meet the tasks of the system.

Microsoft LifeCam HD-5000

According to the documentation driver USB Video Class Linux device driver (UVC) camera I have chosen is fully supported so operation from the program should not cause problems.

For more information about the driver and the full list of supported devices: http://www.ideasonboard.org/uvc/

The webcam has been ordered and currently I am waiting for delivery to begin the first tests.



According to Iris Carrier Board Technical Datasheet I have one available USB port with an output current of 500 mA so to connect all the necessary equipment I need usb hub with external power supply. The choice fell on LogiLink with external power supply 5V 3.5A due to its low price and the possible development in the future because of large number of sockets.

LogiLink 10-Port USB 2.0 HUB


Mouse and keyboard

To communicate with the system I took the Microsoft Sculpt, due to the wireless communications that allow free arrangement of the elements of the system and avoid redundant wiring.

Microsoft Sculpt


DVI display

For display I chose a standard computer monitor BenQ GW2255. It provides high image quality and has a DVI socket necessary to connect it with the Iris board.

BenQ GW2255