September 5, 2016

Karmin is Here: Our Pre-Assembled Stereo Camera

We introduce Karmin, a pre-assembled stereo camera which is based on two Basler dart camera modules. Karmin greatly simplifies the set-up of a working system for depth perception.

Our SP1 stereo vision sensor supports 17 different camera models from 3 different camera manufacturers. This large selection is great for fine-tuning your system setup such that it best fits your use case. Particularly during early development stages, however, many customers desire a solution that requires minimal efforts until the first depth measurements are available.

To satisfy this need we have been offering various mounting plates, which simplify and speed-up the setup of a stereo camera pair. Today we are making the camera set-up even easier, by introducing Karmin, our new pre-assembled stereo camera.

Karmin stereo camera

Karmin integrates two Basler dart camera modules, for which we recently added support to the SP1. The camera modules are housed in a sturdy aluminum frame, which ensures that Karmin will keep its calibration even when experiencing mechanical stresses.

Karmin comes in three different baseline distances: 10 cm, 15 cm and 25 cm. For each version, a choice of two different camera modules is available: one suitable for depth sensing with resolution 640 x 480 pixels at 30 fps, and one suitable for resolution 800 x 592 at 20 fps, when used in combination with the SP1. This configurability makes Karmin a versatile sensor that can be used for many different 3D sensing applications.

More details about this new stereo camera can be found on the Karmin product page

Karmin stereo camera seen from bottom