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. Set-up is simple. Our visual guidance software, CortexRecognition® remembers what it sees. When paired with our Robeye® or RAIO 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 nearly any automated workforce within hours and keeps running for decades, providing low life cycle 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
  • Remove dependence on precision racks/fixtures
  • Potentially maximizes floor space


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


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

  • Body sides
  • Underbody
  • Side sill
  • B-pillar
  • Roofs
  • Door inner
  • Door outer
  • Rocker
  • Floor pan
  • Apron
  • Axel
  • Transmission
  • Transmission casting
  • Engine block

Other automotive applications:

  • Geometric best fit / assembly (side sill, windshield, door hanging, 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 part” from pile
  • Picking chips bags (deformable)

Casting Industry

  • Picking up hot mold from furnace
  • Lancing
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