Teledyne FLIR IIS announces new Bumblebee X stereo vision camera

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Bumblebee X is a new GigE-powered stereo imaging solution that delivers high-accuracy and low-latency for robotic guidance and pick-and-place applications. | Credit: Teledyne FLIR

Teledyne FLIR IIS (Integrated Imaging Solutions) today announced the new Bumblebee X series – an advanced stereo-depth vision solution optimized for multiple applications. The imaging device is a comprehensive industrial-grade (IP67) stereo vision solution with onboard processing to build successful systems for warehouse automation, robotics guidance, and logistics.

Bumblebee X 5GIGE delivers on the essential need for a comprehensive and real-time stereo vision solution, the Wilsonville, Ore.-based company says. Customers can test and deploy depth sensing systems that work up to ranges of 20 meters with the wide baseline solution.

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The Teledyne FLIR Bumblebee X camera is packaged in an IP76 enclosure, and ready for industrial use cases. | Credit: Teledyne FLIR

Available in three configurations

The new camera is available in three different configurations, which are identical except for the field of view (FOV) of the camera lens. Teledyne designed the camera to operate accurately across varying distances. The low latency and GigE networking make it ideal for real-time applications such as autonomous mobile robots, automated guided vehicles, pick and place, bin picking, and palletization, the company said. 

“We’re thrilled to announce the release of Bumblebee X, a new comprehensive solution for tackling complex depth sensing challenges with ease,” said Sadiq Panjwani, General Manager at Teledyne FLIR IIS. “Our team’s extensive stereo vision expertise and careful attention to customer insights have informed the design of the hardware, software, and processing at the core of Bumblebee X. With high accuracy across a large range of distances, this solution is perfect for factories and warehouses.”


a table of specs for the teledyne bumblebee camera configurations.

This table compares the specs for the three different configurations of the Bumblebee X camera. Check the website for actual specs. | Credit: Teledyne FLIR

Key features include:

  • Factory-calibrated 9.4 in (24 cm) baseline stereo vision with 3 MP sensors for high accuracy and low latency real-time applications
  • IP67 industrial-rated vision system with ordering options of color and monochrome, different field-of-views, and 1GigE or 5GigE PoE
  • Onboard processing to output a depth map and color data for point cloud conversion and colorization
  • Ability to trigger an external pattern projector and synchronize multiple systems together for more precise 3D depth information

Teledyne FLIR manages a software library with articles, example code, and Windows, Linux, and Robotics Operating System (ROS) support. Order requests will be accepted at the end of Q2, 2024.

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