Prophesee and FRAMOS have agreed a deal that will see FRAMOS become a global distribution and ecosystem partner for Prophesee’s Metavision line of advanced vision products.
The partnership will allow FRAMOS to expand its range of projects in areas such as robotics, automation, and IoT-connected manufacturing to engineer customised solutions that leverage Prophesee’s breakthrough Event-Based Vision solutions for developing high-performance, lower power machine vision systems.
FRAMOS and Prophesee will collaborate to identify opportunities to apply the benefit of Event-Based Vision to critical areas in industrial applications, such as production automation and quality assurance. Key market segments include manufacturing processes, factory automation, robotics, machine vision systems, scientific and medical instrumentation.
The Metavision platform is built on Prophesee’s pioneering development of Event-Based Vision, which uses neuromorphic sensing and computing techniques to mimic the human eye and brain for enhanced efficiencies.
“Prophesee has developed successive generations of its novel imaging solution which has become increasingly viable for widespread commercial adoption,” said Dr Andreas Franz, CEO of FRAMOS (pictured left).
“Combined with a robust development environment of tools, libraries and data sets, and an open-platform approach to facilitate system-level integration, this solution is well suited to match the next generation machine vision requirements we are seeing across our customer base.”
Luca Verre (right), CEO and founder of Prophesee, added: “Having a partner like FRAMOS is critical to accelerate the commercialisation of our Event-Based Vision platform in the industrial automation space.
“By combining our respective expertise and technology, we can address the machine vision challenges of very specific use cases and offer solutions that have measureable impact on productivity, efficiency and safety in a wide range of industries.”
The Metavision platform offers highly efficient machine vision capabilities for a variety of use models, including ultra high-speed part counting, vibration measurement and monitoring or kinematic monitoring for predictive maintenance.
The sensor can be used by system developers to improve or create whole new industrial uses, including accelerating quality assessment on production lines; positioning, sensing and movement guidance for robots to enable better human collaboration; and equipment monitoring (e.g. caused by vibration, kinetic deviations) making the system an asset for predictive maintenance and reduced machine downtime.