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  • User Cases

    All Unibap’s solutions are generic and easily tailored for different applications and situations. The following user cases represent a few examples of the possibilities.

    Spacecraft information processing

    Unibap has an extensive background from its founders on space related avionics and systems. Providing massively parallel computing in space environment is a difficult and challenging task. Unibap has brought together more than 75 years of experience in aerospace, robotics, and rugged industrial PC computers to offer a market leading heterogeneous computing solution including processing capability and powerful carrier boards enabling things like image processing, rectification, indexing etc on orbit.

    Unibap provides Technology readiness level (TRL-9) for spacecraft information processing solutions.

    Our heterogeneous computing offerings featuring 100 GFLOP and above performance spread over CPU, GPU and FPGAs are NASA standard TRL-9 proven in space and hence suitable for space missions like Earth Observation, interplanetary exploration with autonomous rovers, space situational awareness and many more applications.

    Illustration is courtesy of NASA.

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    Industrial robotics

    Unibap’s Intelligent Vision System (IVS) 70 mm is very easy to deploy in advanced 3D visual perception applications for industrial robotics for tasks like random bin-picking and many other non cooperative applications. It is out-of-the-box ready for industrial environments and 24/7 dependable operation, bringing safety critical order to the machine vision chaos.

    ABB IRB-140 is used in a demonstration of the IVS-70 capability together with Robotdalen. The IRB-140 is a compact industrial robot from ABB and have six axes for multipurpose handling of payloads up to 6 kg and a reach of 810 mm (to axis 5). It can be floor mounted, inverted or wall mounted at any angle.

    The IVS-70 is easily deployed since it requires only an industrial Power-over-Ethernet (IEEE 802.3 at (30 W) interface to the robot controller. Unibap has developed a RAPID interface module which is part of the Enterprise Edition of Unibap IVS SDK to directly interact with any ABB robot.

    IVS-70 provides both 3D vision and spatial vision in a single box and has the capability for deep learning processing for advanced AI algorithms to identify targets or obstacles.

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    Automated quality assurance (QA) inspection

    Unibap’s Intelligent Vision System (IVS) 70 mm is very easy to deploy in advanced 3D visual perception applications for automated inspection for labor intense tasks. It is out-of-the-box ready for industrial environments and 24/7 dependable operation.

    IVS-70 is inspired by the human visual cortex and offer bio-mimicing of an advanced artificial visual cortex in a box for visual inspection. It features the average human eye distance of 70 mm together with C-mount lenses and 100 GFLOP processing power distributed over CPU, GPU and FPGA. The IVS-70 is easily deployed since it requires only an industrial Power-over-Ethernet (IEEE 802.3 at (30 W) interface.

    Quality Assurance (QA) in many manufacturing situations is often tedious and labor intense while mistakes happens. The industry as a whole, and the end customers in particular has increased expectations of high quality and safety while the manufacturers have an interest of accurate, fast, and reliable manufacturing. Machine vision provides one alternative for an automated, non-destructive and cost-effective technique to accomplish these requirements. The inspection approach based on image analysis and processing has found a variety of different applications in many industries.

    Unibap IVS product offer a dramatically reduced cost of installation and operation of advanced machine vision solutions by combining state-of-the-art heterogeneous computing with aerospace heritage with advanced Deep Learning methods in a single unit where the QA application can safely run 24/7, night and day, year around and perform its operation without the need to of a costly infrastructure or large server farm.

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