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.

TECHNOLOGY

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

  • Hardware
  • Energy
  • Vision Unit
  • HMI
  • Data

PROTOTYPING

Ruggedly designed prototyping, engineering, integration, basic function testing

HW UNITS

Detection module RGB & thermal cameras, processing unit

OFF GRID MODULE

Self-sufficient sola-battery system with remote access for status and diagnostics

VISION

Synchronisation of Thermal and RGB camera with IMU and bus data – vision in rough environments

TRACKING & LOCALISATION

3D localisation with object signature based tracking

COMMUNICATION INTERFACE

Interface with on board systems or telecommunication devices for risk mitigation and risk response

STABILISATION

Image stabilisation with IMU and Horizon detection

BEHAVIOUR ANALYSIS

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

APP

Customer, remote and engineering access to parametrization, functionality and diagnostics through Browser, Android and IOS App

DATABASE

Data handling of several million proprietary images/data files for annotation app, SW training and validation

AUTOMATED TESTING

Automated SW testing and validation for detection, classification, tracking, and app SW

AUTOMATED ANNOTATION

Automated annotation for fast parsing through big data loads

MANUAL ANNOTATION

Distributed human annotation validation to ensure data quality

Customer Benefits

  • Draw on BSB AI’s expertise as technology provider and implementation partner for AI-based machine vision projects
  • Fast time to market through ready-to-use implementation tools (AI database, neural networks, annotation app and services)
  • Proven technology and hardware also for harsh environments
  • Flexible software development according to automotive standard
  • Hardware integration to implement decisions

CASES

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Port Cros Marine Park

An energy self-sufficient visual system that identifies suspicious behavior and informs the park rangers for immediate action.

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OSCAR

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.

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Row planting

Current Study: Mounted on your vehicle the system can distinguish weed from crop plants and automatically give an impulse to eliminate it.

Company

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

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).

Raphael Biancale

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.

Gaëtan Gouérou

Managing Director of BSB Marine S.A

Contact

BSB Artificial Intelligence GmbH

+43 (0) 660 65 18 548

Siemensstraße 60, 4030 Linz

contact(at)bsb-ai.com