Toppan, a global leader in communication, security, packaging, décor materials, and electronics solutions, will participate in the Image Sensing Show 2023, to be held from 14 to 16 June at the Pacifico Yokohama Convention Center in Japan.
The Image Sensing Show presents a wide range of image processing devices and sensing technologies from Japan and overseas. This year’s event will feature a digital solutions zone showcasing technologies expected to see a dramatic expansion in use going forward. These include AI, deep learning, cloud technologies, 5G and 6G communication, the Internet of Things, edge computing, virtual reality (VR), augmented reality (AR), mixed reality (MR), automated systems, and robotic process automation (RPA).
The Toppan stand (D-18) will be in the digital solutions zone and provide demonstrations of sensing over 20 meters using a prototype camera equipped with a 3D depth image sensor (Hybrid ToF Sensor) that Toppan announced in June last year. Solutions displayed will include a sample obstacle detection app for autonomous mobile robot (AMR) developers and manufacturers, developed using a software development kit (SDK), as well as two user interface (UI) applications, ‘AR Glasses UI’ and ‘Touchless UI.’
Hybrid ToF camera
Toppan will display its Hybrid ToF Camera, capable of measuring distances of up to 30 meters, for the first time. The camera can sense over a wide range of distances from one to 20 meters.
Obstacle detection app
As an example of the use of an SDK for a robot operation system (ROS), a development environment for robotics, Toppan will demonstrate an obstacle detection application for potential use in AMRs. The Hybrid ToF Sensor’s outstanding accuracy in detecting moving objects will be applied to pinpoint the three-dimensional location of a person captured by the ToF camera and generate movement instructions for a robot.
Toppan will showcase ‘AR Glasses UI’ and ‘Touchless UI,’ two examples of applications connecting devices such as AR glasses and displays to Hybrid TOF cameras.
AR Glasses UI
Users can control the screen displayed on AR glasses by moving their hands in front of the glasses. Both hands are free because there is no need to hold a controller like in previous models.
A virtual touch panel is created by attaching a ToF camera to the display, and users can control the screen by simply moving their hands in front of the display.