Vision for decision
see the world through the AI lens
THE MODULAR AI APPROACH
Through AI algorithms and deep learning, BSB AI modules can identify objects, detect critical situations even in a rough environment, and automatically derive and implement a decision. It can be modified for various applications such as:
The system detects and identifies all floating objects drifting or navigating at sea and assesses the risk of collision in real time. It instantly carries out an avoidance maneuver. Find out more at oscar-system.com
Automated park ranger notification for immediate action; Off-grid energy system identifying abnormal behavior for Port Cros Marine Park
Distinguished elimination of weed whilst collecting further data of crop plants for the agricultural sector – i.e. row planting.
1. Machine Vision in harsh, noisy and changing environments (day, night, sunshine, rain, waves, high acceleration and G-forces…)
2. Fusion of different cameras (Thermal, RGB, x-ray, LIDAR) and picture stabilisation
3. Object detection and classification using Convolutional Neural Networks and Deep Learning
4. Risk quantification and mitigation
Ruggedly designed prototyping, engineering, integration, basic function testing
Detection module RGB & thermal cameras, processing unit
OFF GRID MODULE
Self-sufficient sola-battery system with remote access for status and diagnostics
Synchronisation of Thermal and RGB camera with IMU and bus data – vision in rough environments
TRACKING & LOCALISATION
3D localisation with object signature based tracking
Interface with on board systems or telecommunication devices for risk mitigation and risk response
Image stabilisation with IMU and Horizon detection
Suspect behaviour detection through trajectory, temporal and identification analysis
RISK CALCULATION + PATH PLANNING
Future trajectory estimation,
Collision risk calculation and path planning through safety optimizer
DETECTION & IDENTIFICATION
Segmentation, detection of unknown objects, identification of objects
BOAT DYNAMIC MODEL
Dynamic model for accurate trajectory controller
REMOTE ACCESS & DIAGNOSTICS
Customer, remote and engineering access to parametrization, functionality and diagnostics through Browser, Android and IOS App
Data handling of several million proprietary images/data files for annotation app, SW training and validation
Automated SW testing and validation for detection, classification, tracking, and app SW
Automated annotation for fast parsing through big data loads
Distributed human annotation validation to ensure data quality
Port Cros Marine Park
An energy self-sufficient visual system that identifies suspicious behavior and informs the park rangers for immediate action.
OSCAR technology is based on an embedded RGB and thermal camera system coupled with artificial vision and data analyzing algorithms. It identifies floating objects at sea and automatically navigates around them.
Current Study: Mounted on your vehicle the system can distinguish weed from crop plants and automatically give an impulse to eliminate it.
BSB Artificial Intelligence GmbH (short BSB AI) is a machine vision and artificial intelligence company based in Austria, France and (via its sister company) in Portugal.
BSB AI was founded in 2017 and has a current headcount of 18.
BSB AI’s first product is called OSCAR – an automated collision avoidance system for ships.
The team consists of various experts in UI & Software Development, Engineer for robotics and microsystems, Automation Engineering, Data Science, Data Engineering, Design Engineering, Prototyping, Concept Design, Project Management and Organisation. It is situated in Austria (competence center for data science, automation and prototyping – consisting of 10 people), France (competence center for requirements engineering and sales & support – consisting of 3 people) and Portugal (competence centre for test automation, data handling & annotation and UI development – consisting of 5 people).
CEO, CTO and BSB AI’s Mastermind
Raphael has had the idea for OSCAR on a long and tough sailing trip from the Mediterranean Sea to the Cape Verde Islands.
He has studied mathematics and physics in France and holds a degree in automotive engineering from Munich University of applied sciences and has 10+ years of experience in automotive engineering.
At BSB AI, Raphael is the majority owner and is managing human resources, R&D, and manufacturing.
Since 2003, Gaëtan has been managing Mer & Projets, a French company specializing in ocean racing. Mid 2018 he became partner in BSB Marine S.A., a company in south Brittany (France) in the heart of the international sailboat racing scene. BSB Marine’s mission is to increase safety at sea, especially in ocean racing.
Convinced that innovation and advances in artificial intelligence can meet the safety needs of a whole world, he decided to invest in and join BSB Marine and contribute to its development.