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Collaboration To Create AI-Based Imaging Solutions for Machine Vision

Teledyne e2v, a Teledyne Technologies company and global innovator of imaging solutions, has announced a new technology and industrial collaboration with Yumain (Dijon, France), a leading AI vision solution provider serving a broad range of industrial applications. Together, the companies will develop cutting-edge vision solutions that can enable innovation in industrial applications.

The recent emergence of AI for industry has rapidly demonstrated its benefits over traditional rule-based methods which have been proven to be unsuitable for applications with high variability such as the inspection of complex surfaces with irregularities. Yet to be harnessed to its full potential and for AI to be adopted globally, it must be easily setup and trained, optimized by users within minutes (without any AI expertise), provide reliable results, be flexible in application, secure, and low power. By joining forces, Teledyne e2v and Yumain plan to develop significant breakthrough innovations to address these challenges, make AI technology more accessible, and advance it to the next level.

Yumain, founded in 2011, design and manufacture intelligent vision systems and cameras for Industry 4.0. By leveraging a background in Artificial Intelligence and software and hardware design they serve international clients by focusing on predictive maintenance, quality control, industrial robots and risk prevention. Their approach is based on a unique analysis and real-time decision making process which is produced directly from an image.

Vincent Hector, Vice President of Market Development at Teledyne e2v, says, “We’re very excited to be collaborating with Yumain on this innovative project. Our image sensor capability coupled with their tailored AI expertise will allow us to develop AI-based vision solutions which will be easily accessible for industrial customers and bring real benefits to their applications.”

Marc Benoit, Managing Director of Yumain, commented, “Edge AI, as we know it today, consists of an optimization of machine learning models and computation inherited from the cloud. We have 10 years of experience in this field, which has shown us that alternative implementations of AI could be more suitable and scalable for the constraints of factory and production lines. Teledyne e2v’s image sensor design and production expertise are paramount to bringing these novel ideas to reality. This initiative is a key milestone for us and one that emphasizes our potential to investors.”

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