The industry 4.0 (I4.0) is an innovative paradigm aimed to the fusion of digital and physical world through the advent of technologies, an amalgamation of physical and digital systems that has proven to be revolutionary, and enabling the communication between the physical objects and cyber infrastructures. Condition monitoring is a challenging Industry 4.0 field that features the interfaces needed for smooth information exchange between the plant control system, smart sensoring tasks, process visualization unit and operator. In this sense, the proper combination of emergent techniques, such as, computer vision, augmented and mixed reality, and artificial intelligence are playing a key role in human-machine integration/collaboration tasks, to make Industry 4.0 possible and the concept of “smart factory” each day more a reality.
We aim to present novel applications and trends of emergent techniques for creating augmented and intelligent vision systems for industry 4.0, providing relevant and contextualized information to the human operator.
Luís Gonzaga Magalhães has a BSc and MSc in Informatics from the University of Minho and a PhD in Computer Science from the University of Trás-os-Montes e Alto Douro. Currently, he is an Assistant Professor with Habilitation at University of Minho. He is also a Senior Researcher at ALGORITMI Centre. Since 2016 he is the Scientific Coordinator of the Computer Vision, Interaction and Graphics unit at Computer Graphics Centre. He is author or co-author of more than 90 scientific publications on international journals and conference proceedings. His research interests include the use of Computer Vision, Augmented Reality and Computer Graphics. He is, or was, the Scientific Coordinator or a research member in projects related to Expeditious Modeling of Virtual Environments, Immersive 3D Environments, Virtual Environments for Education, High Dynamic Range Imaging and Mixed Reality systems for cultural and entertainment industries.
Miguel Angel Guevara Lopez graduated in Mathematics from Institute of Higher Education Jose Marti, University of Camaguey, Cuba in 1987 and completed a PhD degree in Technical Sciences (with specialty in Computer Vision and Artificial Intelligence) at Institute of Cybernetics, Mathematics and Physics, Havana, Cuba in 1997. Presently, from September 1, 2015, Director of the Department of Computer Vision, Interaction and Graphics at the Computer Graphics Center, University of Minho, Portugal. During a 32-years period (April/1988–May/2020) working as researcher in the field of computer science, he got a deep expertise in areas such as digital image processing, pattern recognition, machine (deep) learning, data mining, computer vision and artificial intelligence. He published 91 scientific papers: 35 in peer review journals, 2 books, 14 book chapters and 40 papers in cutting-edge conference proceedings. He participated as a principal investigator/researcher in more than 35 national and international scientific projects. In the context of the projects he headed, he was in charge of selecting and supervising teams of collaborators and he has been very active in promoting national and international academic and industrial links. He completed the supervision of 2 Postdoctoral students, 3 PhD students and 11 Master of Science students. Active member in scientific associations, such as: ESR – European Society of Radiology, ESHIMT – European Society for Hybrid, Molecular and Translational Imaging, RSNA – Radiology Society of North America, and Steering board member of GraphicsVision.ai – the Artificial Intelligent network for graphics, media and vision technologies.