Seminar on Latest Development in Digital Image Processing

Date: 06 Nov 2013 - 06 Nov 2013

Venue: SIMTech Auditorium, Tower Block, Level 3

The objective is to present SIMTech’s latest research achievements in webcam based image processing, color image processing and 3D image processing for adoption in the industry. SIMTech’s partner JM Vis Tech will present their image processing features in Matrox image processing library.

For the convenience of our participants, to-and-fro shuttle buses are available from Jurong East MRT station (JEM Shopping Center Exit) to SIMTech. Boarding time: 8.45am & 3.30pm.


9.15am          Registration

9.30am          Welcome Address

9.35am          Advanced image processing using Matrox library Part 1 (Arnaud LINA, Matrox)

10:05am        Tea Break (Refreshment will be provided by organizer)

10:35 am       Advanced image processing using Matrox library Part 2 (Arnaud LINA, Matrox)

12:30pm         Lunch break (Buffet will be provided by organizer)

1.30pm          “From simplicity to complexity: webcam based 2D image processing applications and
                      CT based 3D image processing” (Xu Jian SIMTech)

3:30pm          End 

About the Speakers  
Arnaud LINA is the "Software Imaging Processing Group" Manager at the Matrox firm, a leader in technology, software and hardware solutions in the fields of graphics solutions for video editing and image processing. Mr. LINA holds an Engineering degree in Applied Mathematics from the Technological University of Compiegne in France,  a Master of Applied Science from the Polytechnic School of Montreal and a MBA in Technology Management from the ESG School of Management in Montreal. He entered in service at Matrox in 2000, first as a software developer and image analyst, and subsequently, in 2006, as head of R & D software group. 

Abstract of Advanced image processing using Matrox library
MIL 10 provides support for Microsoft Windows 8 and the Ubuntu 12.04 LTS Linux distribution. It includes improvements to the vector-based graphical image annotation capability, which lets programmers implement user interactivity–linked directly to MIL tools–into their applications more quickly. The release introduces the MIL Profiler utility to visualize the execution of multi-threaded MIL applications, thereby allowing more detailed application troubleshooting and optimization. MIL 10 also offers more illustrative examples to reduce a developer’s learning curve. These include using MIL for packaging inspection, heterogeneous multi-processing, and laser-based 3D scanning using third-party cameras. 

MIL 10 features a modified calibration routine that enables object localization in 3D using just four known points. A new calculator is included to assist with configuring laser-based 3D scanning setups. The projection-based measurement tool benefits from tunable edge detection for better robustness, while the bead inspection tool also tracks beads composed of a single edge or a double edge of varying width. The color histogram matching tool provides an additional vote-based strategy to match individual pixels against the histogram of samples. The color matching, bead inspection, and metrology tools also take advantage of multi-core processing to run faster.

Dr Xu Jian received the Bachelor of Engineering degree and Master Engineering degree in Electrical Engineering from Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China  in 1982 and 1984 respectively. He received Doctor of Engineering from Erlangen-Nuremberg University, Germany in 1992. He is currently a principle research engineer at Singapore Institute of Manufacturing Technology, Singapore. His research interests include 3D machine vision using photogrammetry and stereo vision, camera calibration, sensor fusion, subpixeling image processing, and visual guidance system for autonomous vehicle.  

Abstract of “From simplicity to complexity: webcam based 2D image processing applications to CT based 3D image processing”
Today’s high mix low volume manufacturing environment requires operators performing in-line dimensional measurement of various parts. SIMTech technology in webcam integrated caliper and gauge reader can analyze gauge pointer positions and perform OCR for caliper digital display to transfer readings directly to PCs. 

Many vision applications require stringent inspection of surface defects. However, many defects, such as oxidation or discoloration, cannot be detected by a normal B/W CCD camera. We have developed a fuzzy logic based surface color defect inspection software to identify color defect more sensitively than B/W camera 3D internal feature detections and measurements are becoming more popular due to the use of CT technology. Using SIMtech’s high energy X-ray CT system, we not only can reconstruct volumetric data from projection images, but also automatically register unknown pose of an incoming part with 3D reference model and perform slice by slice comparison to visualize internal defects.

Who Should Attend
R&D Manager, operations manager, engineers from PE, marine, aerospace and medtech industry.

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