Maintaining a passion for his doctoral thesis work in visual recognition, Simon
Melikian continued to explore new concepts in the field for years after completing his thesis. His hard work and experimentation paid off when he solved the mathematical equation for human vision and visual recognition.
Melikian patented his work, and in 2007, he started Recognition Robotics Inc. to pursue industrial applications for his groundbreaking technology. After receiving an innovation fund award in 2009 from the Lorain County Community College Foundation, Melikian began successful market trials that have since attracted the attention of the robotic guidance industry. Able to give inanimate objects such as robots the ability to see and recognize images as humans do through a software package and single video camera, Recognition Robotics’ products can compute an object’s position in space.
The company’s CortexVision software technology combines Melikian’s unique visual recognition system with a self-learn teaching feature and simple computer interface, duplicating the human vision process and allowing for six degrees of spatial freedom. Such technology has been employed in more than 40 auto assembly installations around the world by two of the world’s leading robot manufacturers, Comau and Motoman, making them more efficient and cost-effective.
Recognition Robotics has also used visual recognition technology to develop a product line of new industrial measurement sensors, called Lucana 3D Sensors. These handheld sensors employ a laser camera and software package that allows manufacturers to measure different dimensions instantly without the need for calibration or programming. At the laboratory stage, Recognition Robotics has been developing numerous other commercial applications for visual recognition technology such as devices for the visually impaired, art forgery detection systems and image recognition for social websites.
Expecting to nearly double its 2010 sales this year, Recognition Robotics has the potential to change many markets using Milikian’s innovative visual recognition technology.
How to reach: Recognition Robotics Inc., (440) 590-0499 or www.recognitionrobotics.com