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Efficient 3D Completeness Inspection

Objective

In Europe there are about 3000 SMEs working in the field of machine vision. These SMEs provide services and products to another 300.000 SMEs in the machine building and automation sector. One important application of machine vision is quality control and in particular checking the completeness (presence/absence of parts, correct type, position, orientation, …) of assemblies. Existing systems usually apply 2D cameras that provide a monochrome or color image. These images lack the information of depth and consequently have problems when dealing with non-rigid objects (hoses, cables) or low contrast between background and part and they often do not provide an optimal view on each single part of the assembly. This project aims at developing efficient 3D completeness inspection methods that exploit two different technologies. The first one is based on calculating arbitrary views of an object given a small number of images of this object, the second one aims at combining 3D shape data with color and texture information. Both of the technologies will cover the full chain from data acquisition via pre-processing to the final decision-making. They will focus on using standard hardware to create a cost efficient technology. The participating SMEs all have substantial resources for R&D and long experience in their own research activities, however, in order to develop 3D completeness inspection they want to subcontract RTD performers working in image acquisition, 3D/2D data combination and pattern recognition/matching. 3D Completeness inspection is a technological gap in the machine vision market. The SMEs expect substantial growth from entering into this market by integrating this new technology in their range of existing products. They expect a total additional turnover of more than 3 Mio EUR per year. Furthermore, this technology will strengthen the European machine vision market with its 3000 SMEs.

Call for proposal

FP7-SME-2010-1
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Coordinator

PROFACTOR GMBH
Address
Im Stadtgut D1
4407 Steyr Gleink
Austria
Activity type
Other
EU contribution
€ 62 237,91
Administrative Contact
Dieter Brandecker (Mr.)

Participants (6)

METRIA DIGITAL S.L.
Spain
EU contribution
€ 348 912,80
Address
Parque Tecnologico De Asturias - Edificio Ceei
33428 Llanera
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Maria Valvidares (Ms.)
IT+ROBOTICS SRL
Italy
EU contribution
€ 304 405,50
Address
Contra Valmerlara 21
CAP 36100 Vicenza
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Stefano Tonello (Dr.)
ARDORAN OU
Estonia
EU contribution
€ 122 991,50
Address
Heltermaa, Puhalepa Vald
92312 Hiiumaa
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Douglas Reid (Dr.)
FUNDACION IDONIAL

Participation ended

Spain
EU contribution
€ 7 733,09
Address
Avenida Jardin Botanico 1345 Parque Cientifico Y Tecnologico Zona Intra
33203 Gijon
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Almudena González álvarez (Dr.)
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI PADOVA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 16 128
Address
Via 8 Febbraio 2
35122 Padova
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Antonio Camporese (Dr.)
UNIVERSIDAD DE OVIEDO
Spain
Address
Calle San Francisco 3
33003 Oviedo
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
María Paz Suárez Rendueles (Dr.)