A modular hardware platform will be developed consisting of digital signal processor boards for the host. This platform will interface to both matrix and line-scan cameras and to other sensors. A decision-making unit will also be implemented. The main emphasis will be on neural network algorithms, together with a tool for designing complex application systems.
The quality-control platform will be tested and evaluated in three demonstrator applications. One of these concerns the quality control of natural products (i.e. wood surfaces) and the two others concern the quality control of man-made products (i.e. potentiometer curves and car engines). The former will use vision-based sensing, while the two others will use signals from other sensory modes.