The “brain” behind vision systems, both software platforms employ deep-learning-based image classification technology for automated inspection. Neural network training—including transfer learning and fine-tuning—are supported by the software, which supplies a range of pre-defined CNN architectures to work with. MIL X and Matrox Design Assistant X deliver the necessary object- and feature-location tools to aid machine and robot guidance. Key steps streamline visual inspection and assembly processes through anomaly detection and conformance to quality standards. An extensive range of 2D and 3D image processing and analysis functions cover complex inspection, recognition, and guidance requirements.
The contribution from Matrox Imaging is significant, totalling just over $300K; provision of this software familiarizes students and researchers with these industry-leading vision platforms for advancement of research initiatives or further knowledge transfer to corporate enterprises.
“The key objective of this research initiative is to further the possibilities of AI and cloud computing,” says Louis St-Pierre, Business Development Manager, CRVI. “The generous contributions from Matrox Imaging will help CRVI develop architectures for connected robots, robotic tools, PLCs, and sensors, as well as scalable robotic simulation applications and accelerated computing platforms for AI. We are excited to help propel Industry 4.0 and beyond through home-grown R&D.”
“Matrox Imaging is thrilled to collaborate with CRVI in support of the next generation of AI and vision researchers and developers in Quebec,” says Lorne Trottier, President and Co-Founder, Matrox. “We hope this will help propel the CRVI’s initiatives, allowing them to more fully explore and develop specialized vision projects. Matrox and CRVI share core values regarding innovation, engineering excellence, and helping companies actualize their objectives. Together, we will play a part in leveraging new technologies to drive human/machine collaboration.”