The Digital Hub Applied Artificial Intelligence Karlsruhe collects use cases of AI from practice. With preML, we are a partner of the de:hub Karlsruhe and are very happy that this initiative exists. I put myself to the Hub team’s questions about our AI-based quality inspection of concrete elements and don’t want to withhold the answers from you. Enjoy reading!
Suppliers of automatic visual quality control systems have been around for some time. These focus in particular on the automotive, food and electronics sectors. Some industries have been passed over, for example the construction industry. The main reason for this is that there are unfavorable conditions for computer vision systems here: Dirty environments, large components, high product variance and customer-dependent quality requirements. Take, for example, one of our systems used to inspect concrete tunnel segments. Component production is different for each new tunnel, depending on diameter, tunnel boring machine, geology and country-specific quality requirements. By using AI algorithms, we were able to create a system that meets these requirements, is robust against anomalies, and can quickly adapt to changing conditions.