ST Robotics now offers a low-cost vision system that’s compatible with the full range of its robotics arms and controller. The vision system that can measure to 0.1 mm and send precise coordinates of an object to the robot. It comprises a Matrox GigE camera (1920x1448 pixels), C-mount lens with zoom, focus and exposure control, and LED lighting. The hardware and RobWin software are PC compatible. A second serial channel connects to the robot controller, allowing real-time programming and testing of the communication with the camera. The vision system, priced at under $4,000, and includes all cables and power supply.