At CES 2016 in Las Vegas California the world will have another look at the first 3D camera computer named the Orbbec Persee along with the Astra 3D sensor.

Orbbec, an innovative technology company has set its mission to increase the interaction between man and machine with its intelligent technologies beyond what its rivals have done.

A few months ago, Orbbec had a successful INDIEGOGO kickstarter campaign which exceeded the companies campaign goal.

Orbbec Astra Pro 3D Camera Computer
Orbbec Astra Pro

This tiny 3D camera computer with depth sensors is outfitted with:

  • 2 microphones
  • Proximity Safety Sensor
  • IR Sensor
  • Projector
  • RGB Sensor

But the major feature here is the integrated computer which can be used by developers, programmers artists and coders to create 3D apps for a variety of products and services all in one device.

Take this device and scan an object to make 3D prints, give an AI machine an extra set of brains with the Persee’s suit of sensors, use voice commands to surf the web when connected to your TV, use gestures to control your connected devices, uses this product has a range of possibilities.

Orbbec Persee Specs And with their open source Software Developer Kit(SDK), users with Windows, Android, OS X and Linux systems, can get right down to the code further exploring the tremendous potential for both commercial and personal projects for Gesture control, robotics, 3d movies, facial recognition 3D scanning, AR/VR and more.

Augmented reality and virtual reality(AR/VR) are becoming a craze among consumers and is expected to surpass smartphones.

Facebook’s purchase of Oculus and Microsoft’s HoloLens project represent just a few of the companies who are trying to cement themselves first in what this market is projected to reach in a few years time.

VR, is expected to have a market value of at least $4 billion in 2018 and substantially more in 2020.

AR, has only begun to have a tiny fraction of its potential realized. Google Glass, although non-existent at the moment helped us see the possibilities of using this technology.

The Orbbec Astra 3D Cameras continue to be popular and according to Orbbec, demand sees a total of 30,000 units shipped around the world every month.

To help keep cost low to the end-user and to meet the growing demand, Orbbec is now the only 3D sensor provider that does not need third-party manufacturers, because they use their own independent production line.

The base Orbbec Astra sells for $149.99 and you can pre-order the Orbbec Persee camera computer for $239.99 shipping in the early part of 2016.

If you are attending CES 2016 you can witness Orbbec’s demonstration from January 6th-9th at LVCC South Hall 2 No. 26814.