Keywords vision systems development environments
Start Date: 01-JUN-92 / Duration: 12 months
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The objective of MOVE was to undertake a feasibility study of a vision environment that would be flexible, modular and open - it would enable integration of current and future (heterogeneous) processors, actuators, sensors and the necessary software and it would facilitate communications with the external world. This environment would be used in the design of a number of industrial vision applications that correspond to real industrial requirements
From the practical point of view the aim of the project was to propose a high performance vision system and a number of industrial Machine Vision application Demonstrators. The project was based on the fact that the major barrier to the commercial exploitation of complex machine vision systems is the lack of a general framework for integrating all the available software and hardware solutions into a complete vision environment rather than the lack of particular software or hardware solutions in themselves.
The approach was to
The MOVE consortium succeeded in drawing up and validating a specification of a "microprocessor open vision environment" that contains all the desired technical characteristics initially defined (modularity, flexibility, openness, ease of use, cost-effectiveness, scalability and high performance).
The MOVE environment is a three layered model consisting of:
The originality of the framework developed is that within it vision can be used to address an arbitrarily wide range of applications, therefore becoming less dependent on the specifics of demonstrators. Moreover this environment incorporates apart from the use of existing software and hardware vision modules, a wide range of emerging OMI technologies including fast data communication pathways, software portability tools, flexible real-time operating systems, advanced debugging facilities, new high-performance computing elements, etc..
Further information about MOVE is available from the MOVE home page.
Mr Patrick Stelmaszyk
61 Chemin du vieux Chêne -BP177
F - 38244 Meylan Cedex
tel: + 33 / 7641 40 00
fax: + 33 / 7641-28 05
ITMI - F - C
GEC MARCONI LTD - UK - P
UNIVERSITY OF SHEFFIELD - UK - P
INRIA - F - P
TIRF-INPG - F - P
MOVE - 6084, December 1993
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