Beyond the human eyes

Robot vision

The marriage of robotics and vision brings forth a paradigm shift in manufacturing. Nikon's robot vision can make robot motion extremely fast, precise and flexible.

By leveraging the optical and precision technologies we have cultivated over the years, we are helping contribute to the evolution of robotics. Robotics technology is essential in resolving a variety of increasingly difficult challenges such as manufacturing automation and labor shortages. However, limitations in vision have meant conventional robotics have been unable to demonstrate their full capabilities. With this in mind, Nikon combines laser, x-ray and optical measurement technology to create a kinetic vision system far superior to the human eye. Beyond the conventional robot hand's ability only to operate as instructed, robots with Nikon's robot vision can respond to unexpected events in such a flexible manner that they appear to be alive.

This superior vision will boost productivity and elevate manufacturing to a whole new level.
Nikon will further evolve robot vision and drive a paradigm shift to keep the industry sustainable.

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Robot Vision Systems with
"Eyes" that Outperform Humans

Discover how Nikon is working to revolutionize robotic manufacturing and industrial automation worldwide.

*Written by The Wall Street Journal Custom Studios. 2021-2022.

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