AM-X

White Paper - AM-X.

WHITE PAPER - AM-X

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DESCRIPTION

This document consist description of AM-X platform implementation and benefits.

PURPOSE

Purpose of the contract is to give clear understanding of the AM-X platform implementation and benefits.

General

Foreword

AM-X is an EDGE-AI solution that has been developed for efficient data annotation, AI training and system deployment. AM-X is a hardware independent, modular part of client’s data ecosystem and enables building 4D Digital Twin of real world operational environment.

In this paper, we provide example use cases and describe benefits of AM-X. In addition, information on implementation process and cost of implementation of AM-X is described in this document.


Definitions

“Recon AI” - Recon AI Oy, Business ID 2827294-8 ;

“AM-X” - Recon AI platform that provides position information of components (object of interest) from sensor data. AM-X platform is adapted for needs of different industries.

“Relevant information” - Information that the client specifies to be relevant for their application

“Object of interest” - Object that sensors are receiving information from and client specifies as object of interest.

“Measurement accuracy” - Accuracy with which the device is measuring dimensions, position or distances of objects of interest

“Measurement interval”  - Interval between which objects are measured.

“Position database”  - Database where objects position information is saved to.

“Output information” - Information that AM-X provides for the client. Usually object of interest related to a structural drawing, point-cloud information of position and orientation of the component and information on environmental conditions.

AM-X Summary

AM-X is an EDGE-AI/IOT solution and is processing data in real-time and on-site. Real-time processing makes it possible to analyse huge amount of data from sensors and provide only relevant information for client’s operations to system via mobile networks. AM-X is hardware independent and can be cost-efficiently adjusted to any new hardware, which makes the platform agile and adaptable for current rapid development of sensor technology.

AM-X recognizes objects of interest from sensor data and output information of objects of interest related to a structural drawing, object’s location and orientation, environmental condition, etc can provide several different benefits. Examples of these kind of benefits are anonymity, obstacle detection, 4D modelling- and designing operations, asset management, predictive maintenance and improvement of logistics operations. All this information can be used for automation via robotics.

FEATURES

Real time operations

REAL-TIME

An optimised neural network makes it possible for AM-X to analyse large data sets in real-time. Real-time analysis makes it possible to run AM-X without large data storages.

On-site operations

ON-SITE

After training the neural network on cloud, the optimised neural network makes it possible for analyse data on-site with low calculation power requirements. These features makes EDGE processing possible and solves problems caused by mobile network bandwidth restrictions.

Hardware independent

HARDWARE INDEPENDENT

AM-X is hardware independent solution that can be trained for any existing and new hardware in client’s ecosystems. Using data from existing and new sensors, benefits of sensor fusion can be maximised.

Edge Anonymity

EDGE ANONYMITY

True to the AM-X ability of processing data on EDGE. AM-X can anonymize data already on-site. On-site anonymization decreases cyber security requirements for the rest of the information ecosystem.

Low power consumption

ECOLOGY

Due to optimised calculation requirement of neural network, AM-X decreases energy consumption of processing and utilises unused processors in EDGE/IOT devices. Decreased power consumption and utilisation of processors in IOT-devices smaller ecological footprint can be achieved.

Cost effective

COST-EFFECTIVE ADJUSTMENT

Recon AI is continuously working on optimising the training pipe-line of new components to new sensor data. Optimised training pipe-line makes it possible for our clients to apply AM-X on scale that benefits their ecosystem in full.

ADDED VALUE

Obstacle detection

OBSTACLE DETECTION

Transportation and automotive industry is making huge efforts for making their machinery safer and autonomous - AM-X can track the motion of vehicles and estimate routes in real-time, which makes it possible for using the data for obstacle detection purposes.

4D Modelling

4D DIGITAL TWIN

Building 4D (real-time) digital twin of city is one of the key elements for making cities true smart cities. AM-X can provide real-time location information of different components of interests. By applying sensor fusion the platform provides 4D information for building information modelling.

Asset management

AUTOMATED ASSET MANAGEMENT

By relating real-time location information of components of interest to structural drawings such as CAD, AM-X can provide up-to date information of your assets in buildings and infrastructure. This information can be used as baseline for designing operations and making 5D BIM modelling reality.

predictive maintenance

PREDICTIVE MAINTENANCE

Predictive maintenance makes it possible for our clients to allocate their resources during maintenance operations. By training AM-X to recognise faulty component and applying measurement abilities of the platform, operators can move from pre-emptive maintenance models to predictive maintenance models.

Operational logistics

OPERATIONAL LOGISTICS

During all operations inefficient logistics is one of the major cost-drivers. By applying route tracking abilities of AM-X platform, all on-site logistic operations can be surveilled and optimised.

Operational logistics

AUTOMATION & ROBOTICS

Automated solutions often requires applying huge datasets. Analysing these datasets with traditional methods requires huge calculation power. AM-X real-time, on-site processing makes it possible for training AM-X for guiding robotic systems and machines autonomously on-site with low requirements for processors in use.

AM-X Implementation description

Phase 1 - 3D Digital Twin. The client provides a high fidelity measurement of the environment. Based on this, Recon AI will build a framework for the synthetic data and implement a measurement simulation algorithm.

Phase 2 - Detection of immovable objects. Recon AI trains and implements an object detection and localization system for the immovable objects.

Phase 3 - Tracking algorithm. Based on the reference of the aforementioned immovable objects and 3D environment, Recon AI develops and implements a tracking algorithm for the measurement vehicle.

Phase 4 - Detection of movable objects. Recon AI trains and implements an object detection and localization system for the movable objects, and implements it to the clients edge device.

Phase 5 - 4D Digital Twin. Recon AI finalizes the implementation of the 4D digital twin, that is continuously updated with respect to the movable objects.

We estimate the first implementation circle to take 8-14 months. Training new object of interest to AM-X platform is estimated to take three weeks on average.

Implementation schematics

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Railway example: AM-RAIL

Obstacle detection / location awareness

For railway and metro rolling-stock operators and locomotive manufacturers AM-X provides possibility of improving safety on their operations. AM-X can specify open-space on the tracks and recognize obstacles from the route, and the information can be used as assisting system for machinery operator or collision avoidance.

4D modelling / designing operations

For designers information provided by AM-X platform can be used to gain right basic information on any designing operations. Same information can be used for 4D modelling of the environment and provides possibility for usage of AR-systems on field operations.

Asset management / ownership control

For network owners AM-X platform provides machine vision based monitoring, real-time asset management. In addition AM-X improves quality control by providing relevant information of objects of interests in railway and metro structures. Automated measurements during maintenance and installation operations provides network owners transparent quality measurement information and networks owners can further automate their surveillance operations and improve quality control operations.

Predictive maintenance / automated measurements

For construction and maintenance operators system provides possibility of recognizing and flagging the need for maintenance before additional cost occurs and so AM-X enables moving to Predictive maintenance model from preventive maintenance model. Predictive maintenance increases route capacity and decreases costs of maintenance operations by decreasing down-time of the track. In addition, construction material and machinery movement can be tracked during installation and the information can be used for optimizing work-site logistics.

Operations logistics

For rolling-stock operators and locomotive manufacturers can recognize and track objects such as wagon routes during shunting and use gained route information for improving logistics operations. In addition, rolling stock operators is able to offer services for network owners and contractors by providing information from sensors on their rolling stock.

Automation and robotics

For achieving higher level of automation, AR-platform can be used to increase efficiency and quality in the installation operations by providing remote guidance during installation operations. This guidance information and information from AM-X system combined with machine learning can be used to further automate maintenance and installation operations through robotics.

Construction example: AM-CONSTRUCTION

Obstacle detection / location awareness

For construction machinery operators and manufacturers AM-X provides possibility of improving safety during machinery operations. AM-X can specify route of the machine and recognize obstacles and hazards from the route, and the information can be used as assisting system for machinery operator and collision avoidance.

4D modelling / designing operations

For designers information provided by AM-X platform can be used to gain right basic information on any designing operations. Same information can be used for 4D modelling of the environment and provides possibility for usage of AR-systems on field operations.

Asset management / ownership control

For building owners AM-X platform provides machine vision based monitoring and real-time asset management. AM-X improves quality control by providing relevant information of objects of interests in structures. Automated measurements during maintenance and installation operations provides owners transparent quality measurement information can further automate their surveillance operations and improve quality control operations from construction phase to maintenance.

Predictive maintenance / automated measurements

For construction and maintenance operators system provides possibility of recognizing and flagging the need for maintenance before additional cost occurs and so AM-X enables moving to Predictive maintenance model from preventive maintenance model, which decreases life-cycle cost via more effective maintenance operations.

Operations logistics

AM-X provides possibility to trace routes of construction material and machinery during construction and maintenance operations. This information can be used for optimizing work-site logistics.

Automation and robotics

For achieving higher level of automation, AR-platform can be used to increase efficiency and quality in the installation operations by providing remote guidance during installation operations. This guidance information and information from AM-X system combined with machine learning can be used to further automate maintenance and installation operations through robotics.

SmartCity example: AM-CITY

4D modelling / assets management

AM-X can recognize location of components from city structures. This information can be used for asset management purposes and tracing changes in city structures and information can be used for 4D modelling of the environment. 4D modelling provides possibility for usage of AR-systems for real-time virtual tour of whole city and same information can be used as part of building information modelling.

Asset management / ownership control

For infrastructure and building owners AM-X platform provides machine vision based monitoring and real-time asset management. AM-X improves quality control by providing relevant information of objects of interests in structures. Automated measurements during maintenance and installation operations provides owners transparent quality measurement information can further automate their surveillance operations and improve quality control operations from construction phase to maintenance.

In addition, solution provides opportunity for goods manufacturers to implement training of their goods to system and manufacturers can get information on condition and location of their goods in city. Manufacturer can use this information for improving their service level by handling renewing and maintenance surveillance on behalf of their clients.

Predictive maintenance / automated measurements

For construction and maintenance operators system provides possibility of recognizing and flagging the need for maintenance before additional cost occurs and so AM-X enables moving to Predictive maintenance model from preventive maintenance model, which decreases life-cycle cost via more effective maintenance operations.

Operations logistics

AM-X provides possibility to trace routes of urban transportation, materials and machinery during operations. This information can be used for optimizing city logistics.

Obstacle detection / location awareness

For urban transportation operators and manufacturers AM-X provides possibility of improving safety during machinery operations. AM-X can specify route of the machine and recognize obstacles and hazards from the route, and the information can be used as assisting system for machinery operator and collision avoidance.

Automation and robotics

For achieving higher level of automation, AR-platform can be used to increase efficiency and quality in the installation operations by providing remote guidance during installation operations. This guidance information and information from AM-X system combined with machine learning can be used to further automate maintenance and installation operations through robotics.

Best Regards

Recon AI

Henri Memonen

Chief executive officer