New video: Duplo Stacking 1.2
12. May 2016
We have just uploaded a video of the next iteration of our "duplo stacking" demo (see previous blog entry) which now allows for both the actual duplo bricks as well as the target plate to be located at random locations.
Video: Duplo stacking with egomo
26. April 2016
This vision guided pick & place demo uses Xamla's open-source sensor head egomo to pick up two freely positioned Duplo bricks and stack them at a predefined position on a Duplo plate.
The pose of the Duplo bricks is first coarsely measured using a point cloud obtrained from a Structure IO depth sensor and subsequently refined using high-resolution stereo triangulation.
Presentation: Deep learning with artificial neural networks
14. November 2015
Like most university towns Münster has a thriving hacker and maker community. We love interacting with these people, and even recruit some of our team members from them. For a presentation on "Deep learning with artificial neural networks" at the local hackerspace "Warpzone" our CTO Andreas Köpf prepared a slideshow which we happily share with everybody interessted in this topic.
From Siri and Skype-Translator to facial recognition and predicting behavioral patterns – deep-learning has become part of our livess. Since 2006 we are in in the third advent of artificial neuronal networks. Thanks to deep and recurring models with millions of parameters, computers are able to decipher handwriting identify objects on images or videos, process natural speech, and much more. Many tasks previously reserved for humans can now be automated.
We'll start with an introduction into how deep neural networks work, and then take a closer look at some of the spectacular results presented in the last couple of months - Is the hype justified? The presentation is aimed at everyone interessted in artificial intelligence; knowledge of neural networks is not required.
Download Presentation (PDF - German)