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About Cloud 9 Perception


Perception + Computing


Being pioneers on the forefront of 3D vision for Lean Automation, Cloud 9 Perception is helping companies of all sizes streamline complex workflows. We're helping companies by giving their automation workforce a vision and the intelligence to act on it.

A pioneering vision for robotics automation

James Staud and Christopher McMurrough, PhD, have been working on automation and robotics since 2005 as enthusiasts and since 2011 professionally. After realizing that the automation industry was headed toward a second robotics revolution, they founded Cloud 9 Perception. A company that would help businesses with convoluted workflows needing complex solutions. By leveraging collaborative robots, machine vision, and machine learning Cloud 9 Perception has developed product systems that level the playing field in the industry.

From a garage to around the globe

Christopher was inspired to develop a truly industrial solution to 3D machine vision. One that was low cost and able to bring the possibilities of vision application to every level of the supply chain. James saw the potential of using modern hardware and software methods to reduce costs and to introduce new features to industrial vision applications.

James and Christopher teamed up to start Cloud 9 Perception with the intention of helping the new revolution of vision technology to get it’s start. It began in a garage in Arlington TX and through many iterations of working with local customers. The company quickly progressed and expanded to large office space along with a full team of engineers and developers.

What sets Cloud 9 Perception apart?

Cloud 9 Perception has the skill and knowledge to solve even the most complex problems by using modern computing techniques and software methods. While this type of phrasing has become ubiquitous in the industry, we really mean it. We leverage technologies that no else is using along with developing our own technologies and strategies in a way that is unparalleled. We are bringing innovative vision hardware and software into Material Handling, Manufacturing, R&D, and many other industries.

A vision for the future

In order to thrive in the fast-paced business environment of today companies need to also have a plan and an eye out for what's next. We know where the industry is headed. The future is machine learning and Cloud 9 Perception is on the forefront of bringing machine learning to industrial solutions. We are working to build an industrial grade solution that can learn and improve as it works on a task. This will make lead times to integrate vision much smaller and make the possibilities much more dynamic.

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"The team at Cloud 9 Perception was able to quickly develop a solution for our unique application. From the original scope, we worked very closely with the C9P team to get a prototype developed quickly, with very rapid iterations to convert the original prototype to a deliverable product. When it came time to integrate their perception solution with other components of our automated packaging system, the Cloud 9 Team was a very capable and resourceful partner, working well with our other vendors, to deliver a groundbreaking solution in our industry. I would highly recommend the Cloud 9 Team."

Jeff B.
CEO – FoldedPak, Inc.