The Ensenso stereo 3D camera from IDS is an industrial solution for robot vision applications, which offers high precision and much more. The camera is easy to integrate, eliminates the need for elaborate technology, and breaks new ground in terms of speed. It can handle the most complex requirements, such as bin picking, while guaranteeing cost efficiency, process reliability and comparatively short cycle times. The camera currently offers a USB connection and will soon also be available with a GigE connection. It integrates not only two global shutter CMOS sensors with WVGA resolution and powerful software in a very compact housing, but also an infrared pattern projector. It projects a random pattern of dots onto the object to be captured, allowing structures that are not visible or only faintly visible on the surface to be enhanced or highlighted. The object is then captured by the two image sensors in accordance with the stereo vision principle. Finally, 3D coordinates are reconstructed or calculated for each and every pixel using geometric relations based on the triangulation principle.