Kiwi-eye news: how to recognize industrial signage
The functionalities of the Kiwi-eye are constantly evolving. The latest generation camera detects all types of vehicles, pedestrians and also the signs placed in the work areas. Kiwitron's driver assistance systems innovate the field of logistics, bringing advantages in terms of efficiency and productivity.
Kiwi-eye and the intelligent proximity system conceived and designed entirely by Kiwitron. The system is capable of extracting specific characteristics from the environment by identifying the pedestrian in an automatic, precise and immediate way.
Kiwi-eye is able to detect i means, pedestrians and eventual signage in industrial environments. Also, when integrated with the Fleet Management ETS allows you to locate vehicles and monitor routes, manage access and slow down the vehicle.
Compared to other driving assistance systems, such as radar and collision avoidance devices, Kiwi-eye it is a valid alternative because it recognizes the pedestrian position without using tags, it works with a excellent degree of selectivity and is activated only in situations of real danger, reducing false alarms.
Kiwi-eye works in any type of environment, with a detection range reaching up to 20 metres. In addition, it is possible to establish up to 3 alarm zones (Alarm, Warning, Safe) and install up to 4 cameras to cover the 360 ° area.
Kiwi-eye uses the technique of object detection, one artificial vision technique which extracts specific characteristics from the environment and detect the exact location of the pedestrian.
Kiwi-eye: recognition of signs
THE Kiwitron products they are constantly evolving and designed to adapt to any work environment according to needs. In fact, if set up, the Kiwi-eye can also recognize signs and signage.
In this case, the approach chosen for the detection is to take advantage of the installation of marker in some specific points. In particular, black square markers with white pixels are used, easily detectable and fixed in the points to be monitored.
This technology is often used in the context of C.Vision computer and uses a square binary fiducial indicator, that is square images and in black and white. The squares are positioned inside rooms or on machinery and are detected and read by the camera.
The applications of markers in Kiwi-eye
The use of this type of markers was implemented in the Kiwi-Eye at the request of some customers to program the system to avoid specific obstacles in the work areas.
In particular, it was required that the Kiwi-eye recognize obstacles such as concrete columns or AGVs, or small automated guided vehicles for freight transport. Kiwitron has designed a system capable of implementing these requests by extending some functions of the Kiwi-eye.
The camera detects i marker positioned above machinery or in specific areas and the driver of the vehicle is warned in case of danger.
Each symbol has its own identifier and has a different meaning.
At the moment, the only one used is the signal of danger which communicates the presence of an obstacle to the vehicle. However, by using markers it is possible to greatly extend the functionality of the Kiwi-eye and set it to recognize any type of object or vehicle in the work area.
Kiwi-eye: advantages and benefits
The use of Kiwi-eye in a warehouse it is advantageous in terms of efficiency because it allows to maintain high levels of productivity and increase the value of company assets thanks to greater safety in their use (less number of collisions, control of parameters).
Also, when used in hazardous work areas, it can safeguard working conditions of operators and vehicles in the handling and storage areas.
In fact, il Kiwi-eye it slows down only when necessary following the detection of the obstacle and it is possible to configure different alarm levels according to the vehicle's running signal. For example, during a reverse movement it is possible to set one lower distance given the lower visibility.
By integrating with the Fleet Management ETS it is possible to manage the routes of the vehicles on the remote control software for the optimization of the journeys and analyze the near-miss (near misses).
All Kiwitron logistics and driving assistance systems bring a real advantage to companies and favor the digitization of processes in line with the Industry 4.0. The Kiwi-eye integrated to Fleet Management allows you to access the tax benefits ofIndustry 4.0 and guarantee to companies high levels of productivity.
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