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Kurtosis-based connected components method for detecting small and transparent foreign bodies in semi opaque bottles
Author(s): Djallel Belhadj; Danielle Nuzillard; Valeriu Vrabie; Madjid Haddad
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Paper Abstract

In recent years, driven by new standards and brand image, product quality has become highly critical in the beverage industry. Product quality does not concern the beverage in and of itself only, but also the extrinsic aspects, particularly the presence of very small foreign bodies. Without reliable and affordable methods for detecting such foreign bodies in semiopaque bottles, many manufacturers still opt for human visual inspection on the production line. Optical advanced technological systems such as X-ray based systems started to be used but such technologies are expensive and intrusive. Also the visible optical domain offers an alternative and an advantageous solution. Thus a novel detection method based on two robust criteria such as kurtosis and connected components is proposed to give a further validation of the detection output. The method applies on static images acquired by a RGB camera and the experimental results show its effectiveness in detecting random foreign objects regardless their size or their transparency in various semi opaque bottles.

Paper Details

Date Published: 16 July 2019
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 11172, Fourteenth International Conference on Quality Control by Artificial Vision, 111720S (16 July 2019); doi: 10.1117/12.2521734
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Djallel Belhadj, Univ. de Reims Champagne-Ardenne (France)
Segula Engineering France (France)
Danielle Nuzillard, Univ. de Reims Champagne-Ardenne (France)
Valeriu Vrabie, Univ. de Reims Champagne-Ardenne (France)
Madjid Haddad, Segula Engineering France (France)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 11172:
Fourteenth International Conference on Quality Control by Artificial Vision
Christophe Cudel; Stéphane Bazeille; Nicolas Verrier, Editor(s)

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