Orbbec (奥比中光) attended Baidu Brain (百度大脑) AI hardware and product launch event held in Shenzhen on January 16th, 2019. On the launch event, Orbbec announced its new product – Atlas, which has been developed by Orbbec and Baidu Brain collectively. It shows that Orbbec and Baidu Brain will become partners in the ecosystem of AI.
Both sides confirm that in the future, they will use Baidu’s face recognition algorithm as the underlying technology and integrate with Orbbec’s 3D recognition technology to help with enhancing collaborations in 3D smart door locks, 3 D smart barrier, 3D smart door access, and smart campus scenarios. Meanwhile, Baidu will provide Orbbec with developer kits, technology support, and customer resources to further this collaboration.
The first announced collaboration product is Atlas, a 3D structural light module. According to Orbbec’s product in-charge, Atlas is using the second generation MX6000 chip and its camera modules could emit 18 thousand scatter spots which could collect three-dimensional facial data with the error rate less than one in a million. Meanwhile, its color modules support 1080 resolution and with features of WDR (wide dynamic range) and low-light. It is said that Atlas will be used in smart door access and barriers,
Other Orbbec’s previous products such as Astra Deeyea, Astra Mini, Astra pro were put on Baidu AI market. They are expecting to have more collaborated products.
Previously, Orbbec has worked with key players across many industries, For example, in 2018 it has worked with OPPO, a Chinese smartphone company, and applied its 3D structural light solution (SLS) to face lock and payment security. According to OPPO’s official data, FindX, the phone model using Orbbec’s SLS could complete 3D face unlock within 0.1 seconds. Yole, a market research company, predicted that in 2020, the market value for 3D sensing and sensors will reach USD 9 billion. Thus, there is more room for it to grow.