Machine Vision and Embedded Systems Workshop
Machine vision is the application of computer vision to industry and manufacturing. It can be used to monitor a production line, detect faults, automate certain aspects of an industrial process as well as provide quality control. More specifically, machine vision can be employed to control machines used in manufacturing and for the inspection of parts before packaging or labelling. It can also be used for part sorting and grading.
This workshop is aimed at industry managers, process engineers and other similar roles that are involved in a manufacturing process and includes two sessions. Eligible attendees will be employees of an SMEs located in the Sheffield City Region.
You will gain a basic understanding of machine vision applications, what components make up a machine vision system and what the main considerations are when designing a machine vision solution to solve a specific problem in manufacturing.
Tuesday 11 July, 10am–4pm – Introduction to machine vision, opportunities in the manufacturing and food industry and machine vision algorithms and coding techniques
This session will introduce the main concepts of image processing and computer vision and how these are typically integrated in a machine vision system used in an industrial application. It will also introduce some typical image processing algorithms and computer vision algorithms that are generally employed in a machine vision system in an industrial application. Particular focus will be given to the manufacturing and food industry. The workshop will provide some hand-on examples of computer vision programming as well as a number of industry case studies being presented.
Tuesday 18 July, 10am–4pm – Machine vision and embedded systems programming and implementation
The session will present an overview of embedded systems that can be used as the brain unit of a machine vision system. Examples will be given on how these systems interface with small sized cameras to create an all-in-one embedded vision system. Attendees will be provided with a guided tutorial and hand-on examples of how to build an embedded vision system from off-the-shelf components and employ it in a simple machine vision task.