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24 Aug 2020

ALGORITHM FOR CALCULATING BEACH OCCUPANCY BASED ON IMAGES

2020-08-24T11:54:53+02:00Categories: Computer Vision|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

The coastal videometry system (KostaSystem) developed by AZTI Technology Center (www.azti.es) is composed by a group of fixed cameras that cover different coastal environments (beach and ports). The information obtained from these cameras is processed in various ways in order to monitor several parameters of interest to achieve a sustainable management of the coastline. The Marine Dynamics and Operational Oceanography group of AZTI has collaborated for years with TECNALIA’s Computer Vision Research Group. Specifically, in the development of advanced image analysis algorithms that KostaSystem cameras collect, such as the “Run-up” and “Rebase” algorithms described in the blog post: “AUTOMATIC INFORMATION ANALYSIS OF COASTAL EMERGENCY INFORMATION BY VIDEOMETRY”. TECNALIA has also developed an Automatic Beach Segmentation and Occupancy Estimation algorithm for AZTI. The Hondartza software aims, given an image of a beach, the classification of each of the pixels between person or non-person with the goal of [...]

24 Feb 2020

PERFILAN: SARCOIL – TECNALIA COLLABORATION IN THE HAZITEK COMPETITIVE FRAMEWORK 18-19 TO PROVIDE INDUSTRY 4.0 INTELLIGENCE TO THE NEW DESIGN OF VARIABLE WIDTH PROFILING MACHINES

2020-02-24T18:54:32+02:00Categories: Computer Vision|Tags: , |0 Comments

Sarcoil (Sarralle group)– is developing new ranges of variable width profiling machines with the aim of optimizing the process (lower costs, reduce consumption, reduce rejection etc.) One of the ways that has been detected to optimize the folding process is to obtain measurement data in different stages of the folder process to act directly on the process. However, this action cannot be direct, it is necessary to model the deformation process to be able to act in time and space anticipating the process in the different deformation stages. In addition, it is necessary to obtain measurement data in real time, convert the measurement data obtained into valuable information for the systems and send it where, when and how it is needed (industry 4.0 alignment). With this objective the Perfilan project has been developed that has addressed these main activities: Obtaining 3D data by means of 3D [...]

17 Feb 2020

NEW STRATEGIC PARTNERSHIP WITH ENVASES METALÚRGICOS DE ÁLAVA TO STRENGTHEM THEIR R&D INVESTMENT

2020-03-10T17:47:26+02:00Categories: Computer Vision|Tags: , |0 Comments

ENVASES METALÚRGICOS DE ÁLAVA, a family-run designer and manufacturer of sustainable aluminium packaging, has worked alongside TECNALIA for more than 20 years, all the while strengthening their investment in R&D. The two companies have now become technological partners, working together to develop knowledge towards improving and innovating in products and manufacturing processes. COMPLETE POST

27 Jan 2020

WINNERS IN THE “TECNALIA ATTITUDES” AWARDS 2019 FOR THE MANAGEMENT OF THE CUSTOMER BASF

2020-02-24T18:55:34+02:00Categories: Computer Vision|Tags: , , |0 Comments

The Computer Vision group has been the winner in the second edition of the “Tecnalia Attitudes” awards in the category “Put yourself in the customer’s shoes”, due to its excellent management of the German customer BASF. The relation between Tecnalia and BASF started in 2013. Thanks to the effort and good work, this collaboration grew into a 4-year agreement signed in 2018, where Tecnalia stopped being a technological supplier and became a technological partner. This award brings to light the successful experience of collaboration of the Computer Vision group with a big multinational company as BASF. This company is one of the biggest chemical companies in the world with 120,000 employees and one of the most important customers of Tecnalia. Tecnalia collaborates with BASF in the development of image recognition tools for Research & Development. Nowadays, in the development of new fungicides, insecticides and herbicides, [...]

19 Dec 2019

OVER 70% OF COMPANIES HAVE INVESTED OR PLAN TO INVEST IN ADVANCED MANUFACTURING AND ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE

2020-02-24T18:55:44+02:00Categories: Deep Learning|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Deep Learning technology is changing the lives of millions of people all over the world. Deep Learning is technology that transfers artificial intelligence to a new generation thanks to its results and new applications: from natural language recognition to translation systems, including control systems in series (manufacturing processes), and artificial vision. Due to its great potential, many companies are planning large investments in advanced manufacturing and artificial intelligence. In the US over 70% of companies have invested in this technology or plan to do so. The implementation of Deep Learning will help to resolve problems by achieving results that were previously impossible to achieve. It is capable of changing the lives of millions of people all around the world, and its application covers several areas and sectors of activity – from industry 4.0 to personalised medicine, including precision agriculture, optimisation of energy consumption and recycling. At TECNALIA [...]

11 Dec 2019

CROMATEK: AUTOMATED INSPECTION SYSTEM FOR AUTOMOTIVE CHROMED PARTS

2019-12-11T13:41:27+02:00Categories: Quality Control|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

CROMATEK pilot was prompted in response to a notorious concern in the market of high brilliance parts, and specially in a demanding industry as the automotive sector, with extremely high surface finishing requirements. Tecnalia, together with Maser, has developed an automated inspection system for chromed parts, where defects of up to 0.1mm2 or 0.1mm in the case of slim scratches, can be detected. This quality control system makes use of different technologies such as robotics, computer vision and neural networks for deep learning algorithms.

10 Dec 2019

BIONIC AIRCRAFT PROJECT

2019-12-10T19:18:10+02:00Categories: Quality Control|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

BIONIC Aircraft project has recently finished. This is the acronym of Increasing resource efficiency of aviation through implementation of ALM technology and bionic design in all stages of an aircraft life cycle, and its budget was €7.9million, being funded by the European Commission thanks to Horizon2020 program. The general goal of the project was increasing the efficiency of the resources when manufacturing airplanes, fostering the intensive use of Additive Layer Manufacturing (ALM) techniques.  This technology will allow reducing emissions during the flights due to the weight saving when using complex geometry, light and high resistance parts. This kind of parts, also called Bionic parts, avoid wasting raw material because no classical machining techniques are needed for their development. In this Project, Tecnalia´s Computer Vision Team tackled a task with the aim of asset the quality control of those new bionic parts during their use, this is [...]

31 Oct 2019

CONSTELLATION LOSS

2019-12-10T19:05:24+02:00Categories: Deep Learning|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Deep learning diagnostic algorithms are proving comparable results with human experts in a wide variety of tasks, they still require a huge amount of well annotated data for training which is often non-affordable. Metric learning techniques have allowed a reduction on the required annotated data allowing few-shot learning. Existing deep metric learning loss functions have made possible generating models capable of tackling complex scenarios with the presence of many classes and scarcity on the number of images per class, not only work for classification tasks, but to many other clinical applications where measuring similarity is the key. Currently used state-of-the-art loss functions still suffer from slow convergence due to the selection of effective training samples that has been partially solved by the multi-class N-pair loss by simultaneously adding additional samples from the different classes. The constellation loss goes one step further by simultaneously learning distances [...]

25 Oct 2019

SCHOOL OF AI (BILBAO)

2019-12-10T19:05:31+02:00Categories: Computer Vision|Tags: , , |0 Comments

School of AI invited Tecnalia researchers Alfonso Medela and Miguel G. San Emeterio to give a talk on “Deep Learning”. School of AI is a non-profit organization whose goal is to provide on AI all over the world. At the moment they have settled in 400+ cities distributed around 80+ countries which are managed by a group of 800+ people around the world. The newly created Bilbao branch of School of AI invited our organization's researchers to its third event held in Bilbao to share some of their knowledge on Deep Learning. The took place at the facilities of the University of Mondragon at Bilbao. Alfonso and Miguel talked about “What is Deep Learning?”, Artificial Intelligence, Neural Networks, Machine Learning and the impact, current issues and future research lines.

28 Aug 2019

COURSE IN MEXICO 2019

2019-10-25T13:13:39+02:00Categories: Computer Vision|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

Continuing the work done in 2018 in Nuevo Laredo, Tecnalia researchers have participated in training tasks in several courses offered at the Technological Institute of Saltillo, Mexico. Saltillo is the capital city of the State of Coahuila, located in northern Mexico where the main economic activities are generated by the manufacturing industry, services sector and transport; contributing 3% of national GDP. The government of the State of Coahuila hired Tecnalia to be part of the HUB Coahuila Innovation 4.0, a joint initiative by the Ministry of Economy of the State, the National Chamber of the Transformation Industry Delegation Coahuila Southeast (CANACINTRA) and the Technological Institute Saltillo (ITS). It was created to support the Industry 4.0 revolution in the State of Coahuila, and to be a dynamic agent of the industry through the transfer of knowledge between companies and academia. Within the first phase of this initiative, [...]

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