AI Defect Inspection for Textile
Thanks to artificial intelligence (AI), manual operations like textile or fabric pattern inspection can be performed by smart AI models. Robotic mechanical arms can perform many routine automated processes in textile manufacturing. When we combine robotic arms with AI capability, textile manufacturing processes can be significantly shortened from weeks to days to hours even. AI can really make a radical difference to the whole textile industry
The management system needs high processing capabilities to perform image pre-processing in parallel, such as contrast adjustment, image calibration, and image segmentation. Then, pre-processed images will be sent to the edge AI system to perform AI inference and return metadata results back to the management system. Once defects are recognized, the management system will control the robotic arms to identify and rectify the defective materials. Since there are a multitude of textiles and materials and many different types of possible defects, corresponding AI models needed to be specified and deployed by the management system.
AI inference requires high computation and needs a GPU-based solution to accelerate the computation. MIC-730AI is powered by an NVIDIA® Jetson AGX Xavier™ GPU and is employed as the edge AI system. Jetson Xavier's great processing power makes it possible to automatically inspect high-precision textile goods with better speed and accuracy. Textile defect inspections using AI inference technology can efficiently identify the most subtle defects and ensure high quality products. Now, robotic arms automatically controlled by the management system can pick and remove both good and defective products. Due to this distributed AI-guided robotic arm solution, textile manufacturers, and fabric mills can now monitor and control production yields in real time much better
- Full range of products from high computing management system to edge AI system
- Distributed AI-guided robotic arm solution with high scalability and flexibility
- Industrial edge AI system empowers AI computing for textile defect inspection