The focus of "Quality Assurance and Optimization" is the development of efficient and innovative complete image-based solutions for automated quality assurance in the production. The mathematical core of these solutions and systems, the methods and algorithms for image processing, and their implementation in efficient, complex software is the key feature in comparison with other providers of image processing systems.
Due to the department’s algorithm portfolio, e.g. products with complex textures are reliably inspected for defects. Methods know from the stochastic geometry allow to find defects in seemingly random textures (for example in the design of ceiling panels). More than 200 algorithms from image analysis have been developed in the department. The algorithm portfolio allows the development of image processing solutions, which cannot be provided by the industry.
In addition, there are many tasks for which commercially available systems can only be used partially. For these cases, the department develops sophisticated image processing solutions - in general with a high algorithmic component.