LUCID Helios

LUCID Helios 2 Wide From LUCID Vision Labs

LUCID Vision Labs announced it has begun series production of Helios, a 3D Time of Flight (ToF) camera designed for real-time depth imaging in industrial applications like robotic navigation and logistic automation, including bin picking and package dimensioning. Powered by Sony’s DepthSense IMX556PLR back-illuminated ToF image sensor and four 850nm VCSEL laser diodes; on camera processing provides range, intensity and confidence data.

Early Life and Education

Helios, the Greek Sun God, descended from Hyperion and Theia of the Titans and had two siblings Selene (Moon Goddess) and Phaethon who rode in his golden chariot across the sky. Helios can be found depicted on 6th century BCE black and 5th century BCE red-figure pottery from both periods, in scenes depicting Hercules’ tale, as well as coins of Rhodes – his patron city.

Though DL models can be very effective at solving real-world issues, their short scheduling latency and ML model retraining overhead limit their practical deployment. Lucid offers transparent and easy-to-adjust system optimization by drawing upon prior job and cluster information to optimize system performance. Evaluation results reveal that Lucid reduces average JCT and queueing delay times up to 1.3x lower compared with state-of-the-art intrusive policy Tiresias while incurring very minimal training overhead requirements.

Professional Career

Helios collected critical information on solar phenomena over its lifespan. Notably, its probe used for monitoring comet C/1975 V1 (West), C/1978 H1 (Meir), and C/1979 Y1 (Bradfield). Furthermore, this probe served to study solar wind interaction with coronal masses on Earth.

LUCID Vision Labs Helios2 3D Time of Flight (ToF) camera from Sony utilizes their DepthSenseTM IMX556PLR global shutter CMOS back-illuminated ToF sensor combined with its factory-tough IP67 design for real-time depth imaging with submillimeter precision. Six operational working distance modes optimize 3D performance depending on desired ranges.

Real-time depth sensing up to 8.3 meters and outputing accurate 3D point clouds is provided by this device.

Achievement and Honors

LUCID was honored with a Vision Systems Design 2023 Innovators Award and received over $500,000 from the Canadian government as funding. Established in Richmond, BC by Rod Barman in 2017, the company designs and manufactures innovative industrial vision cameras used for material handling robots, robotics inspection and 3D inspection applications.

The Helios 2 Wide 3D Time of Flight camera combines factory tough IP67 design with exceptional depth data precision and accuracy for industrial machine vision applications. Powered by Sony’s DepthSense IMX556PLR back-illuminated ToF image sensor and four 850nm VCSEL laser diodes, this compact industrial machine vision camera ensures optimal depth data capture.

Real-time 3D point clouds can be generated in real time over Gigabit Ethernet, providing range, intensity and confidence data that is easy to integrate into host system software. Furthermore, its on-board processing reduces external hardware requirements, further lowering total cost of ownership for customers.

Personal Life

LUCID Vision Labs’ Helios2 Wide is a compact 3D time-of-flight (ToF) camera with an expansive field of view. Powered by Sony’s DepthSense IMX556PLR back-illuminated ToF image sensor combined with four 850nm VCSEL laser diodes and PoE Gigabit Ethernet connection, it produces depth data at 30 frames per second on PoE interface for ease of integration using LUCID Arena SDK or third party machine vision software.

This camera provides on-camera depth processing of range, intensity and confidence data to reduce costly host system components. Housed in an IP67-rated enclosure and equipped with an industrial M12 connector to support up to 100-m cable lengths for connection flexibility – perfect for demanding 3D sensing and material handling applications.

Net Worth

LUCID Vision Labs will present Helios, a 3D Time of Flight camera with superior depth precision at VISION 2018 from November 6-8 in Stuttgart, Germany. Helios features four 850nm VCSEL laser diodes to measure depth measurements with sub-mm accuracy and precision. On-camera processing provides range, intensity and confidence data that reduces the need for expensive host system components while streamlining integration using LUCID’s Arena SDK or third-party machine vision software. Helios has been designed with GigE Vision Power over Ethernet technology and industrial M12 connectors capable of supporting up to 100m cable lengths, making it suitable for a range of factory and warehouse applications including robotic navigation, 3D inspection and logistic automation for bin picking and package dimensioning.

GDP (or Gross Domestic Product) measures the economic output of any given nation, so any increase in HELIOS TECHNOLOGIES’ net worth corresponds with an increase in its market capitalization – as illustrated by this chart.

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