Periodic Reporting for period 1 - K-IND (A new photonic standard component for3D sensing)
Reporting period: 2020-07-01 to 2021-06-30
Our patented light-field lens technology addresses such flaws. It is small, video-capable, compatible with existing technology, robust even in complex lighting conditions and precise. The hardware is a new optical component (the K|Lens) which can be used with any standard camera and any main lens turning the system automatically into a 3D system.
The software is based on latest research results in the areas of computer vision and machine learning.
After year 1, the hardware is mostly specified and first versions are transferred into production. The software has been developed to the extent that it can be tested with customers in the field. It comprises both classical mathematical approaches as well as modern machine learning concepts (CNNs).
The development is accompanied by continuous evaluation tests with interested partners. Overall, more than 20 feasibility studies, mostly with manufacturing companies have been performed showing generally positive results. This market validation is now extended towards system integrators and camera makers to leverage the commercialization strategy.
The use cases "bin picking" and quality control of small parts, for example in the electronics industry, still show the highest potential.
A particularly strong market demand can be perceived by our well balanced 3D solution between cost and quality.
Until the end of the project, the hardware software solution will be tested intensively in the field, so that market validation is completely obtained.