April 25, 2017 | Written by: Karen Lewis
“By bringing cognition to the factory floor, IBM is helping usher in the fourth industrial revolution where entirely new levels of efficiency, flexibility and product excellence in manufacturing can become an everyday reality.” – Harriet Green, General Manager, IBM Watson IoT, Customer Engagement and Education
Intelligent eyes on the factory floor
Designed to continuously learn based on human assessment of the defect classifications in the images, the solution can help manufacturers improve product excellence. Using an ultra-high definition (UHD) camera and cognitive capabilities from IBM Watson, the solution captures images of products as they move through production and assembly, and together with human inspectors, can detect defects in products, including scratches or pinhole-size punctures.
“With our new Cognitive Visual Inspection capabilities, we are bringing a new set of intelligent eyes to the manufacturing floor that have the potential to help manufacturers not only virtually eliminate product defects, but can also help businesses maintain product excellence, build brand reputation and increase revenue.”
– Harriet Green, General Manager, IBM Watson IoT, Customer Engagement and Education.