Orbbec announces new 3D depth-sensing cameras, advancing AI subject detection

Orbbec Femto 3D camera
(Image credit: Orbbec)

3D depth-sensing cameras (also called Time of Flight cameras) are pivotal in the advancement of AI, with applications ranging from motion control sensing, to self-driving cars, to object avoidance in drones. Now Orbbec, an industry leader dedicated to 3D vision systems, has announced a trio of new 3D camera products developed in partnership with Microsoft.

What is a Time of Flight camera?

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