New 3D camera to give robots better view
The TACO EU Project will develop a new type of laser based time-of-flight 3D camera, that will give robots a more “human view of the world”.
EU FP7: ADABTS (Automatic Detection of Abnormal Behaviour and Threats in Crowded Spaces)
The four year €3.5m project, called ADABTS or Automatic Detection of Abnormal Behaviour and Threats in crowded Spaces, was launched in August 2009, and is jointly funded by the European Commission and the partners involved who form an international consortium consisting of FOI (SE), BAE Systems (UK), Detec (NO), Home Office - Centre for Applied Science and Technology (CAST) (UK), Institute of Psychology – Ministry of the Interior (BG), SINTEF (NO), University of Amsterdam (NL) and TNO (NL).
Pinbone removal in pre-rigor salmon
Current systems for automatic processing of salmon are not able to remove all bones from freshly slaughtered salmon. The pin bones are positioned in the thickest part of the fillets. The bones are attached to the flesh by tendons, and the fillet is damaged or the bones broken if the bones are pulled out without “maturing” the fish for several days. The pin bones are removed by pulling in order to keep the fillet “whole”. SINTEF has participated in developing a camera based system for determining the bones positions in the tissue, so that the soft root can be cut with a knife and the bones removed shortly after slaughtering. This allows for production of fresh, filleted salmon, opening up new markets for the salmon industry.
NEXTGENROB - Next Generation Robotics for Norwegian Industry
NEXTGENROB is a 5-year research program aiming to develop new competence and knowledge in next-generation robotics for Norwegian industry. The project is led by SINTEF ICT and is funded with support from the Research Council of Norway and from the industrial partners Statoil, Hydro, Tronrud Engineering, Glen Dimplex Nordic, SB Seating and RobotNorge.
Non-contact temperature measurements
Temperatures can be determined without touching the object under investigation by measuring the heat it radiates (pyrometry). However, accurate temperature determination requires knowledge about the object emissivity. For aluminium, it is very difficult to determine the emissivity since it is small and depends on various characteristics such as surface roughness, oxides, and alloy composition.
Automatic sorting of waste for recycling
Sorting garbage for recycling saves resources, reduces environmental pollution and slows the build-up of landfills. Infrared light is the key to a sorting machine for drink cartons and plastic bottles developed by SINTEF.
QVision: Online quality detection of inhomogeneous food using spectral imaging
A competitively-priced online spectral imager has been developed that is robust and accurate enough for industrial applications
ANITA (Analysing Interferometer for Ambient Air)
Ensuring crew safety is a prime concern in spacecraft and other closed manned habitats. SINTEF has developed a system for early detection and monitoring of toxic, harmful, or unpleasant gases. The system ANITA (Analysing Interferometer for Ambient Air) successfully operated on the International Space Station (ISS) from September 2007 to August 2008. The next version, ANITA2, is planned for operation on the ISS from 2019.