PAL USB 360° 3D Camera
PAL Mini is an ultra-compact, single-sensor omnidirectional 3D vision system providing 360° stereoscopic sensing with depth information. PAL Mini enables visual intelligence with an unparalleled field of view that eliminates blind spots and combines full-color video with depth information in a single video stream. The easy-to-use system has no moving parts, making it ideal for manufacturers and operators in robotics,
factory, and warehouse automation, where efficiency and reliability are critical.
PAL Mini Features
- Provides an unparalleled field of view with accurate depth information
- Reduces latency, power, and cost
- Eliminates power, latency, and cost constraints
- Delivers unmatched visual intelligence
PAL Mini is designed and manufactured to meet the stringent requirements of industrial applications.
|Stereo Image Maximum Resolution||3440 x 1019 @10 FPS per image|
|Maximum Stereo Field-of-View||360° (H) x 89° (V)|
|Maximum Frame Rate||100 FPS @860 x 256 Image Resolution|
|Range Accuracy||18cm RMS @300cm range at 45cm mounting height|
|Range Resolution||0.2cm @75cm range at 45cm mounting height|
|Latency||As low as 200 ms|
|Operating Voltage||5V +/- 0 .25V|
|Maximum Power Consumption||2.54W|
|Operating Temperature||-30°C to +55°C|
|Ambient Lighting||5 Lux to 25,000 Lux|
Compatibility and Certifications
|Operating System||Ubuntu 16.04, 18.04, 20.04, Windows 10, Jetpack 4.4.1|
|Library Dependencies||OpenCV 3.4.4, ROS Melodic|
|Certifications||CE, RoHS, FCC, VCCI & UL|
Primary Use Cases
Robotic Vacuum Cleaner
PAL Mini is a smart addition to robotic vacuum cleaners. Even in low-lighting conditions, its high-resolution and depth accuracy can detect very small obstacles on the ground and determine the terrain characteristics so the correct vacuum technique can be applied to improve localization performance. All at low cost, low power, and in a small form factor.
Ultra-Violet (UV) Disinfection is an effective way to make sure public places are free from germs. But it also introduces a unique need for PAL Mini – to identify the presence of any person within a radius around the UV Disinfection machine. Combined with Vision Intelligence Software, PAL Mini, provides a complete solution to this challenge.
PAL Mini is exceptional for domestic robots as depth distance and cost are optimized for this use case. Operating with low latency, PAL Mini can detect the smallest obstacles on any surface, including toys, pens, and wires.
Autonomous Mobile Robot
PAL Mini is a great option to replace proximity sensors with visual intelligence. Small and cost-optimized, PAL Mini can not only detect a small obstacle in an AMR blind spot, but it can recognize it and understand terrain characteristics.