New Cognex ViDi Software Goes Human Like to Self Teach and Learn
Cognex ViDi is a field-tested, optimized and reliable software solution based on a state-of-the-art set of algorithms in Machine Learning. It tackles otherwise impossible to program inspection and classification challenges, resulting in a powerful, flexible, and straightforward solution for countless challenging machine vision applications.
VisionPro® ViDi™ is the first deep learning-based image analysis software designed specifically for factory automation. It is a field-tested, optimized and reliable software solution based on a state-of-the-art set of algorithms in Machine Learning. Combining artificial intelligence (AI) with VisionPro and Cognex Designer software, VisionPro ViDi solves complex applications that are too difficult to program and maintain using traditional machine vision systems.
Bytronic’s Trip to Switzerland and ViDi
The Bytronic Automation team recently travelled to Switzerland for a Cognex ViDi 3-day in-depth training course to help expand their knowledge on the subject and delve deeper into the software. ViDi will be an important new solution going forward, and having the team up to speed will be be crucial to support our UK and Global customer base.
Here is what Fran Sanchez, a Vision Engineer from Bytronic who attended the course, has to say about it:
The training course on ViDi was a great opportunity to understand the result and benefits of combining Artificial intelligence and vision software.
ViDi gives the opportunity to conduct complex inspections which are not possible using normal vision systems, (including a large range of factors/conditions/environments). It also saves us time developing and commissioning the software for new projects!
Cognex have developed a new version of the Cognex Designer/V-Pro including ViDi, making it a lot easier to implement. The Cognex Designer software has all the old tools plus ViDi.
ViDi is divided into four tools:
- Blue Tool – Locate,
- Red Tool – Analyze
- Green Tool – Classify
- OCR (Read)
I can say that our team is privileged because not many companies have been trained on ViDi to date.
The benefits I see ViDi bringing to Bytronic’s customers are:
- Reducing the number of losses/rejects
- Increasing the quality
- Large range of conditions and different environments covered
- Flexible: Easier to modify/train new images
See some photos from the trip by clicking on the images below: