Defects in end products, long lead times or disruptions of the supply chain are typical pain points in quality assurance. Many of these can be solved using image processing technology and artificial intelligence.
A forum on computer vision and artificial intelligence organised by IDS Imaging Development Systems GmbH as a pioneer in industrial image processing and EIT Manufacturing as an EU-funded innovation community, looked at challenges from different perspectives including eight start-ups who presented their solutions at the IDS site in Obersulm.
Jürgen Hartmann, founder and CEO of IDS Imaging Development Systems GmbH opened the forum and welcomed Martin May, Director Innovation Center SCHUNK who spoke about the connection between data and cooperation with start-ups in his company. He concluded that software was taking on an increasingly important role alongside pure components.
Martin May from SCHUNK und IDS CEO Jürgen Hartmann in conversation. (credit: IDS)
Following the industry perspective, eight start-ups presented their image processing solutions for concrete problems. These ranged from quality control in production and logistics to healthcare. “The start-ups have their finger on the pulse. You can see how dynamic the field of image processing actually is,” Ralf Lauterwasser, Managing Director of Steinbeis Beratungszentren GmbH, said enthusiastically afterwards.