Rubedo CVM is a light-weight long-range depth sensing system based on passive stereo vision. It outputs a hi-res side-by-side video that contains two synchronized video streams, and creates a depth map of the environment in real-time using its highly capable built-in graphics processing unit (GPU).
Rubedo CVM is ideal for robot applications because it offloads both low-and high-level image processing to its on-board processor, reserving the robot's main computing resources for robot navigation and other tasks. Specifically, Rubedo CVM handles all aspects of initial image disparity calculation, including realtime lens correction, camera rectification, correspondence searching, filtering, and error removal. Depending on application, it can perform further real-time image processing, such as obstacle detection or analysis.