Worlds apart from machine vision, our breakthrough visual guidance system is the first of its kind.

The Breakthrough Technology: CortexRecognition®

It learns, recognizes and locates objects like you do.

Now any production line of any size can realize the benefits from an autonomous, automated workforce. Setup is simple. Our visual guidance software, CortexRecognition®, remembers what it sees. When paired with our Robeye® hardware, it will recognize and guide robotic work functions no matter the object’s orientation or similarity to other parts.


This is beyond sight. It is true hand-eye coordination.

Invented, designed, developed and implemented by Recognition Robotics to mimic the human visual process, CortexRecognition® uses a unique algorithm that gives blind production robots true hand-eye coordination. It can distinguish between up to 100 unique objects, two-and three-dimensional shapes and dramatically similar parts, regardless of orientation, with accuracy and speed.

What is Visual Guidance?

Visual guidance combines the capacity to see and identify an object with the ability to locate it.

Visual Guidance = Recognition + Localization

Easy to Integrate

The most innovative robotic visual system is also the most easily integrated.

With one camera, one cable and zero engineering, our system upgrades almost any automated workforce within hours and keeps running for decades, providing low lifecycle cost.


  • Propels machine autonomy and flexibility
  • Minimizes mechanical complexity
  • Limits up-front engineering
  • Reduces infrastructure expense
  • Increases automated workforce and human compatibility
  • Saves on labor costs
  • Removes dependence on precision racks/fixtures
  • Potentially maximizes floor space


Recognition Robotics has successfully applied CortexRecognition® to the following tasks, with more in process:


Picks automotive parts out of structured and semi structured racks, including:

  • Body sides
  • Underbodies
  • Side sills
  • B-pillars
  • Roofs
  • Door inners
  • Door outers
  • Rockers
  • Floor pans
  • Aprons
  • Axels
  • Transmissions
  • Transmission castings
  • Engine blocks

Other automotive applications:

  • Geometric best fit/assembly (side sills, windshields, door hangings, hoods, fenders)
  • Wheel alignment
  • Wheelhouse hamming
  • Tire deflation
  • Piston stuffing
  • Seal application


  • Airframe precision drilling

Random Pile Picking

  • Picking tubes from pile
  • Picking blades from pile
  • Picking “automate parts” from pile
  • Picking chip bags (deformable)

Casting Industry

  • Picking up hot mold from furnace
  • Lancing
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