VERPOSE prototype

Next chance to learn more about VERPOSE:
ESI DACH Forum in Weimar, November 8: our colleague Robert Bücher will present chances and possibilities
in his talk at 2:40 pm.

VERPOSE (verify position) prototype is a tool for identifying operating points in a manufacturing process, for quality assurance and documentation.  It was developed as part of the ARVIDA project.

The VERPOSE camera, attached to the worker´s tool,  observes the vicinity  of the actual working point and compares the image with trained data. Verpose answers the question: On which of the (trained) working points is the tool actually located?

ART developed both the Verpose camera and the Verpose classification software. Depending on the image characteristics of the set of operating points, suitable matching algorithms are applied which results in a robust real time classification.


  • High recognition rate, suitable for automotive and industrial applications
    (evaluated by automotive industry end-users)
  • robust detection method
    • any orientation of the tool
    • unaffected by ambient lighting
    • can be used with coloured surfaces
    • stable in the presence of optical disturbances
  • flexible and adaptable for many different industrial tool-tracking applications 

Requirements (Components of VERPOSE)

VERPOSE hardware

VERPOSE Software

  • integrated IR illumination
  • robust aluminium housing (shock resistant)
  • adapter for a variety of EC screw drivers
  • cable length max. 100m
  • specially configurated industrial PC

Stage 1: Training

  • in-house or on-site service by ART
  • recording of the image data set (screw positions)
  • evaluation & pre-processing of the data sets
  • training of the recognition procedure
  • staff training available

Stage 2: Operation

  • evaluation of each camera image
  • real time recognition
  • up to 20 detection points per operation
  • identification based on proprietary algorithms
  • possible extension of training image records