Industrial image processing expert supports young robot developers

The teams are faced with a complex task on a current topic which is solved by means of a self-programmed, fully automatic robot. This year's “Climate Connections”-themed competition will have approx. 550 participating teams. Official registration starts on March 1, 2008. Regional tournaments and the FLL final will take place in November and in early December. The winning team qualifies to participate in the FLL World Festival in Atlanta, while the second and third-placed teams will travel to the FLL Open Asian Championship in Tokyo.
“We are a company focused on product development – therefore, we rely on innovative, competent specialized staff. Naturally, we appreciate and support this challenge which boosts creativity and technical skills early on”, comments Michael Engel, managing director of Vision Components.
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Student team at the 2007 FLL competition

Company Background

Vision Components GmbH was founded in 1996 by Michael Engel, inventor of the first intelligent camera for industrial applications. Today, it is a leading supplier in the field of industrial image processing. The Ettlingen-based company develops and distributes intelligent, network-compatible real time cameras. Due to their proprietary multitasking operating system VCRT, the devices oper-ate without an additional PC, making them easy to integrate into almost any industrial facility. Typi-cal application areas include quality and completeness checks, measurement technology and bio-metric access control.