New ROS-compatible 3D sensor based on stereo vision

Nerian Vision Technologies has released SceneScan ā€“ a new ROS-compatible 3D sensor system that is based on stereo vision. Unlike conventional depth cameras, stereo vision is a passive technology, which also works robustly in bright daylight and over long distances.

SceneScan is an embedded system that uses a powerful FPGA and state-of-the-art image processing algorithms to convert the imagery of a stereo cameras or two conventional cameras into a depth map or 3D point cloud. This can be done at frame rates of up to 100 fps and image resolutions up to 3 megapixels.

Together with SceneScan, Nerian also released the new Karmin2 stereo camera. Both devices work optimally together and form a fully featured 3D depth sensor system.

You can learn more about SceneScan at:

More information about Karmin2 is available at:

A ROS node for SceneScan has already been released and is available from the ROS package servers. Details can be found in the ROS wiki at:


Really looks like a very nice product, the fact an FPGA is embedded to do the processing really is awesome!
As usual, Iā€™m always disappointed to never see a public price tag on these products.

Your ROS package looks clean and you are providing clear/read-able documentation/examples. Iā€™m pretty sure many people will be interested in your sensor because the integration time in a ROS application is close to zero.

Best of luck to you with this product!

Yes, prices are available upon request only, but we do have a competitive pricing scheme. Prices do vary depending on the configuration. A full system consisting of SceneScan, cameras and optics is already available at well below EUR 3,000.