“AI × IoT” is a system where computers installed on the Edge (a site where the data are acquired) analyze the data acquired by devices such as cameras or sensors through the use of AI technologies.
In recent years, AI can be implemented in the Edge devices due to downsizing or higher performance of computers or faster telecommunications. It is a promising technology that may be used for various purposes such as surveillance cameras or defective product detection in factories. However, it needs real-time AI processing that may lead to high development cost, which is a challenge to be solved.
Global Walkers has developed a Realtime AI Framework called “GW-Edge” by combining its software development capability, AI technologies and image processing technologies.
Feature of GW-Edge
Real time processing
By parallel processing of modules, it is possible to sequentially execute processing such as Deep Learning for continuous input of image data.
The parallel processing is easily feasible. For example, while image data are being received from cameras, the already acquired image data are processed in real time and the object is detected.
Flexible system configuration
You can easily add or remove any modules in accordance with the functions you need.
It is easy to implement various functions such as image capture module, object detection module, person detection module or e-mail notification module.
Implemented in multiple Languages
If you customize a program, you can select several languages including “python” or “c + +” for each module.
You can use any language appropriate for the function or purpose you need. For instance, for processing of large images, you can process them at high speed with “c + +”, or for parts requiring frequent modifications or Deep Learning, you can efficiently conduct development with “python”.
List of functions for each model
You can select a device in accordance with the application you want. For example, regarding simple processing, you can choose an inexpensive device “Raspberry pi4”. For more complex processing, you can choose a high-spec device “Jetson AGX Xavier”.
Furthermore, our cameras are compatible with industrial cameras, webcams or Intel Realsense.
*The modules with a mark “◯” are developed by Global Walkers.
Introduction results and application examples
Introduction record with Security company
For object detection systems using autonomous running patrol robots, our framework is in use.
Several types of classes are being detected, from person detection to object detection.
Application example 1
Defective product detection at the factory
- 1.Defective parts are automatically found from the image data acquired from the camera installed on the factory line.
- 2.When a defective product is found, it is possible to alert employees in real time.
Application example 2
Customer analysis in commercial facilities
AI enables you to analyze at which selling area and how long your customers have stayed. You can detect a customer hesitating to buy a product and encourage your employees to serve such customer.
Application example 3
Watching system at long-term care facilities
You can detect any abnormalities. For instance, if an elderly person falls down on the floor, it issues an alert to a caregiver to help such person in real time.