An Image Processing Pipeline for Automated Packaging Structure Recognition

by Laura Dörr, Felix Brandt, Martin Pouls, Alexander Naumann.
Paper    arXiv    Venue    Notes   
© 2020, KIT Scientific Publishing.


Dispatching and receiving logistics goods, as well as transportation itself, involve a high amount of manual efforts. The transported goods, including their packaging and labeling, need to be double-checked, verified or recognized at many supply chain network points. These processes hold automation potentials, which we aim to exploit using computer vision techniques. More precisely, we propose a cognitive system for the fully automated recognition of packaging structures for standardized logistics shipments based on single RGB images. Our contribution contains descriptions of a suitable system design and its evaluation on relevant real-world data. Further, we discuss our algorithmic choices.