We started Overview in 2018 because after years of building automation equipment for Tesla, we became frustrated with the experience of trying to implement vision systems for quality checks.
Vision to us meant $30,000 in hardware, no connectivity, an ancient user interface, and a requirement of steep technical knowledge and training. It also meant that you could write a 200 line algorithm to handle the variance in your process, only to have it totally break under the slightest change in the product or environment. It also meant being capped at mediocre accuracies with no obvious path forward – other than a complete hardware redesign or fixing a spiderweb of algorithm code.
We believed that a combination of deep learning – which is superior at handling variance and achieving high accuracies – with the ability to access a vision expert with a single mouse click would fix this. We knew, however, that software alone cannot solve difficult problems in manufacturing.
This is why we are so excited to partner with Advantech on the ICAM-500 (alongside their other powerful GPU edge options). Together we deliver more imaging and AI horsepower than existing vision systems with a far better user experience, and for a fraction of the price.
Advantech shares our vision of bringing the power of AI and computer vision to machine builders and factories everywhere. We recognize that in order to do this, we need to take a completely new approach to removing barriers to entry – which is almost always associated with complexity and cost. Our new combined solution is a major step on that path.
If you are interested in learning more about how we’re making it easier and faster to automate quality inspections using vision, reach out to me at firstname.lastname@example.org, and check out our joint press release here: https://www.advantech.com/resources/news/advantech-overview-ai-based-inspection