Aetina edge AI enhances industrial robot safety

  • June 28, 2022
  • William Payne

Tawainese high performance computing specialist Aetina has launched a series of edge platforms for machine learning in smart factories and advanced manufacturing and industrial applications. In particular, the new platforms enable virtual safety systems for working with industrial robots. The platforms also support enhanced industrial visual inspection.

The MegaEdge AIP-SQ37 and MegaEdge AIP-FQ47 series can be integrated into a range of AI-related systems to run AI inference tasks with an I/O interface design that supports a wide range of peripheral devices and sensors.

MegaEdge AIP-SQ37 series can be used in smart factories to reduce production line injury cases. With smart 3D cameras and motion recognition algorithms, the users of AIP-SQ37 series can create 3D virtual fences for working robotic arms. When the 3D virtual fence system is installed, the system can detect workers who enter the working radius of robotic arms through smart 3D cameras, and further send signals to the robotic arms to slow down or stop their motions.

The MegaEdge AIP-FQ47 series is designed for use in advanced AOI systems. The users of AIP-FQ47 are able to develop an AI visual inspection solution for defect detection in manufacturing with vision positioning algorithms and linear image sensors. Once installed, the visual inspection solution first detects and collects image data of units under test (UUT) via the linear image sensors, and then identifies defective ones among the units, helping smart factories ensure their product quality level.