OSLO, Norway, August 14, 2018 -- Zivid, the leader in 3D vision for Industry 4.0 and robot automation, has won The Research Council of Norway's prestigious Innovation Award for 2018 for its years of focused R&D efforts and innovations in the field of 3D vision. Today's industry requires fast and highly accurate visual systems, and the jury pointed out Zivid's broad potential and growth rate.
"Norway has a major opportunity within green and sustainable industry," said John-Arne Røttingen, CEO of the Research Council of Norway. "Zivid shows the way through long-term research and innovation focused on value and quality, and their unique 3D cameras make it possible to address labor shortage, reshore manufacturing, and use local and lean supply chains. In addition to improved local and global automation, a natural expansion is into for example the healthcare sector."
3D vision is being adopted and used in industrial and warehouse automation, and robot integration. Based on a patented structured-light and sensor engine, Zivid One is the world's most accurate real-time 3D color camera targeting smart industry, logistics applications, and factories.
“Our 3D cameras provide the highest Quality of Data in the industry, which is a must to succeed with vision-based automation systems,” said Henrik Schumann-Olsen, CEO of Zivid. "2018 is a turning point for the automation industry, and we are proud to be recognized as one of the enablers for this. The Innovation Award recognizes the hard work, research, and the focus of the whole Zivid team."
John-Arne Røttingen, CEO of the Research Council of Norway, Henrik Schumann-Olsen, CEO and co-founder, Zivid, and Minister of Trade and Industry, Torbjørn Røe Isaksen.
Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SME) account for 99% of the businesses in every main industry sector. To compete and evolve, SMEs are automating their production and adopting robots for automation, making product innovations more effective. Small-scale manufacturing and rapid production changes are factors that require smart, flexible robot and automation systems.
With roots from SINTEF (Scandinavia’s largest independent research organization) and more than 60 years of in-house experience within optical sensors and 3D machine vision, Zivid enables new and existing applications to be automated, and customers to improve time and cost in areas like quality control, bin-picking, logistics, and inspection.