Despite the use of various safety systems in production technology, a high number of accidents between people, vehicles and machines occur every year in the manufacturing industry. By using real-time localization systems (RTLS), dangerous situations can be detected and respective collision prevention measures can be initiated. However, all current systems are based on additional technical devices, e.g. radio transponders, which have to be carried by the persons for the systems to function. So far, these systems have not gained widespread acceptance due to various disadvantages such as maintenance, availability, costs, and scalability. The start-up Probility as a sping-off of the TU Braunschweig is pursuing an innovative approach to implementing an RTLS based on digital image processing and artificial intelligence. The unique selling point here is that every person is protected without the need to carry, maintain and provide additional equipment. For real-time localization of vehicles, ...
Despite the use of various safety systems in production technology, a high number of accidents between people, vehicles and machines occur every year in the manufacturing industry. By using real-time localization systems (RTLS), dangerous situations can be detected and respective collision prevention measures can be initiated. However, all current systems are based on additional technical devices, e.g. radio transponders, which have to be carried by the persons for the systems to function. So far, these systems have not gained widespread acceptance due to various disadvantages such as maintenance, availability, costs, and scalability. The start-up Probility as a sping-off of the TU Braunschweig is pursuing an innovative approach to implementing an RTLS based on digital image processing and artificial intelligence. The unique selling point here is that every person is protected without the need to carry, maintain and provide additional equipment. For real-time localization of vehicles, we are also developing a sensor fusion strategy consisting of optical detection and an inertial navigation on the vehicles. For inertial navigation, we use an IMU sensor from Bosch. By cooperating with several large companies, the requirements and needs of end customers are taken into account in the current development of the system. The start-up probility can already draw on a broad network in the field of production technology, which have expressed great interest in the use of the system. The market launch of the first optical real-time localization system (RTLS) will prevent accidents between people, vehicles and machines, as well as provide a basic information system for the introduction of cyber-physical systems in the factory of the future.
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