Unique 3D Surface Inspection and Object Identification

At HANNOVER MESSE 2013, MVTec Software GmbH (Munich, Germany), manufacturer of standard software for machine vision, will present version 11 of HALCON. For machine vision users, HALCON 11 provides many innovations.

As a unique feature, HALCON 11 offers the Sample-based Identification

(SBI). With this innovative technology, thousands of trained objects can be
recognized only by characteristic features like color or texture, thereby
eliminating the need to use bar codes or data codes for object
identification purposes. The special features: SBI is general with regard to
the type of object, it shows a high robustness, it is fast even for a large
number (e.g. thousands) of objects to be distinguished, and it offers an
extremely high usability even for non-expert users. MVTec will showcase a
live demo with an SBI application which identifies loose food parts.

Moreover, as a further highlight, MVTec presents HALCON's improved
photometric stereo which provides unique new tools for superior 3D surface
inspection capabilities. Therefore, MVTec will present a photometric stereo
live demo showcasing leather inspection, laminate defect detection, and
braille segmentation.

The speed of HALCON 11 is significantly improved by 16 additional operators
supported by GPU computing and various faster algorithms. On top, many new
market- and user-orientated code examples as well as detailed documentation
are included. HALCON 11 now supports the Mac OS X operating system making
HALCON's technologies available to Apple users for the first time.

To learn more about HALCON 11 please visit the presentation HALCON 11
Identification without bar and data codes, by Olaf Munkelt, MVTec's
management director, at the Forum Robotics, Automation & Vision (hall 17,
April 9, 2013).

More information: http://www.halcon.com/version11/

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