Virtual plant modelling for deep learned robotics

Problem

One of the remaining problems in a deep learning recognition pipeline is the laborious process of gathering data sets. Taking many good pictures and let those being labelled by an expert takes a lot of time. A representative data set would consist of at least 1000 picture per single lighting condition per clas.

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Solution

The solution is to create a digital twin model of a 3D plant using L-Systems, a grammar based modelling technique developed by Lindenmayer, a Hungarian theoretical biologist. Once the model has been created, and checked by an expert then lots of 2D projections (“pictures”) with label information is being generated instantly.

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Video

Watch the video below to play the inference of a real footage video using only “fake” pictures from the 3D model  as training material!

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