Image processing can be used to accelerate, control and optimize processes. When artificial intelligence comes into play, the range of applications becomes even broader. This is especially true for agriculture and the food industry, as highly varying objects and processes are difficult to control with hard-coded machine vision applications. But what exactly does this mean, and which solutions prove themselves in practice?
The IDS Vision Channel is a video and online event platform of IDS Imaging Development Systems GmbH, one of the leading companies for industrial image processing. IDS regularly presents new products and technologies on the platform and gives helpful tips on their application.
How can it be ensured that the consumer does not find any annoying shell fragments in end products such as muesli, biscuits, or chocolate? Strelen Control Systems GmbH has developed a way to detect nuts and separate them from unwanted by-products and contaminants. The system can even detect quality defects in products – for example, mold, dehydration, or residues on the surface. The IDS Vision Channel explains how this works and how users benefit from it.
Genie Enterprises will present the trends and possible uses of data, sensors, cameras, and artificial intelligence in the field of smart farming with practical examples. The company looks at scenarios that the product can already be used in, as well as areas where research is currently underway: from cameras to monitors, the health of vines to an artificial nose for wine aromas, to optimizing crop protection.
IDS familiarises the audience with the possibilities of the AI system IDS NXT, focusing in particular on the question of why artificial intelligence is useful in dealing with highly varying products and how the technology can be used if the user has no prior knowledge of deep learning or camera programming.