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Image acquisition, evaluation and segmentation of thermal cutting edges using a mobile device
Author(s): Omar De Mitri; Janek Stahl; Christian Jauch; Cosimo Distante
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Paper Abstract

In sheet metal production the quality of a cut determines the conditions for a possible postprocessing. Considering the roughness as a parameter for assessing the quality of the cut edge, different techniques have been developed that use texture analysis and convolutional neural networks. All methods available require the use of appropriate equipment and work only in fixed light conditions. In order to discover new applications in the contexts of Industry 4.0, there is a necessity to go beyond their intrinsic limits as camera types and light condition while ensuring the same level of performance. Taking into account the strong increase of the smartphones features in recent years and the fact that their performance in some respect is now comparable to that of a PC with a middle-range mirrorless camera, it is no longer utopian to think of a new out-of-the-box use of these devices that employs the capability in a new way and in a new context. Therefore, we present a method that uses a mobile device with a camera to guarantee images of sufficient quality that can be used for further processing in order to determine the quality of the metal sheet edge. After the image acquisition of the sheet metal edge in real condition of use, the method uses a trained deep neural network to identify the sheet metal edge present in the picture. After the segmentation a no-reference image quality algorithm provides an image quality index, in terms of blurriness, for the image region of the cut edge. This way it is possible for the further evaluation of the cut edge to only consider image data that satisfies a specific quality, ignoring all the parts of the picture with a bad image quality.

Paper Details

Date Published: 21 June 2019
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 11059, Multimodal Sensing: Technologies and Applications, 110590U (21 June 2019); doi: 10.1117/12.2527993
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Omar De Mitri, Univ. del Salento (Italy)
Janek Stahl, Fraunhofer-Institut für Produktionstechnik und Automatisierung (Germany)
Christian Jauch, Fraunhofer-Institut für Produktionstechnik und Automatisierung (Germany)
Cosimo Distante, Univ. del Salento (Italy)
Institute of Applied Sciences and Intelligent Systems (Italy)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 11059:
Multimodal Sensing: Technologies and Applications
Ettore Stella, Editor(s)

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