embedded world: MVTec showcases its embedded vision portfolio
Published: 17 February 2017 - Sarah Mead
At embedded world in Nuremberg, MVTec Software GmbH (www.mvtec.com), the leading provider of machine vision software, demonstrates the robustness, speed, and reliability of machine vision in embedded systems. At booth 503 in hall 4, visitors can experience the performance of the HALCON Embedded machine vision software, which can also be used, for example, on mobile, Android-based devices, as well as smart cameras and mobile vision sensors. Presentations by experts (held every hour, alternately in English and German) on the topic of “Debugging of Embedded Vision Applications” will demonstrate how developers of machine vision applications can find and fix programming errors in embedded platforms more quickly.
IIoT / Industry 4.0 demonstration and expert discussion
Embedded vision in Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) or Industry 4.0 scenarios is illustrated with a hands-on live demonstration: A robot uses a needle to draw one of four possible motifs on a banana. Before that, the information as to which motif should be drawn is conveyed to the system with a letter code on the banana’s label. Using HALCON’s deep-learning-based OCR reader, the embedded system recognizes the code and forwards the information about the requested motif to the robot. A stereo sensor delivers the output data that allows HALCON Embedded to detect the banana’s surface, define the curvature using deformable 3D matching, and engrave the image on the banana in accordance with the detected deformation. The workpiece itself, in this case the banana, carries the information how it should be processed – one of the key ideas of the IIoT.
The program is rounded off with a VDMA panel discussion on the topic of “Embedded Vision”. The event, which includes experts from MVTec and representatives of ARM and the Embedded Vision Alliance, will be held on Wednesday, March 15, from 3:00 – 4:00 pm in the forum in hall 3A of Messe Nürnberg.
“This year, embedded world once again offers a forum in which visitors can experience exciting embedded technologies and innovations in a live setting. The trade show also serves as a platform for communication and a dynamic exchange of ideas between industry experts. We use this setting to present our industry-ready embedded vision solutions to a global expert audience,” explains Dr. Olaf Munkelt, Managing Director of MVTec Software GmbH.