Automatic Metallic Surface Defect Detection and Recognition with Convolutional Neural Networks
AbstractAutomatic metallic surface defect inspection has received increased attention in relation to the quality control of industrial products. Metallic defect detection is usually performed against complex industrial scenarios, presenting an interesting but challenging problem. Traditional methods are based on image processing or shallow machine learning techniques, but these can only detect defects under specific detection conditions, such as obvious defect contours with strong contrast and low noise, at certain scales, or under specific illumination conditions. This paper discusses the automatic detection of metallic defects with a twofold procedure that accurately localizes and classifies defects appearing in input images captured from real industrial environments. A novel cascaded autoencoder (CASAE) architecture is designed for segmenting and localizing defects. The cascading network transforms the input defect image into a pixel-wise prediction mask based on semantic segmentation. The defect regions of segmented results are classified into their specific classes via a compact convolutional neural network (CNN). Metallic defects under various conditions can be successfully detected using an industrial dataset. The experimental results demonstrate that this method meets the robustness and accuracy requirements for metallic defect detection. Meanwhile, it can also be extended to other detection applications. View Full-Text
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Tao, X.; Zhang, D.; Ma, W.; Liu, X.; Xu, D. Automatic Metallic Surface Defect Detection and Recognition with Convolutional Neural Networks. Appl. Sci. 2018, 8, 1575.
Tao X, Zhang D, Ma W, Liu X, Xu D. Automatic Metallic Surface Defect Detection and Recognition with Convolutional Neural Networks. Applied Sciences. 2018; 8(9):1575.Chicago/Turabian Style
Tao, Xian; Zhang, Dapeng; Ma, Wenzhi; Liu, Xilong; Xu, De. 2018. "Automatic Metallic Surface Defect Detection and Recognition with Convolutional Neural Networks." Appl. Sci. 8, no. 9: 1575.
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