Research

i-Lumica EXPERT-GATE

Software based expert system for automated identification, analysis and storing of car body damages.

January 2013 - October 2014
Peter von Niederhäusern, Marcus Hudritsch, Kaspar Schmid, Michael Göttlicher

i-Lumica EXPERT GATE is a software based expert system for automated identification, analysis and storing of car body damages caused by hail and similar incidents.

The application realizes several modules to accomplish these tasks. A data acquisition module retrieves 2D and 3D data from the surface scanning hardware provided by i-Lumica AG. Depending on the current analysis run, the 3D data part is cleaned, repaired and optimized to produce mesh data of cars which act as virtual master models. A segmentation module is used to identify, segment and store car body parts based on these master models. Finally, a surface analysis module uses the acquired 2D hail damage data of an ad-hoc car body to simulate hail and assess damaged parts based on the master model of the same car type.

The information gained from such a damage analysis is stored in enhanced data bases for further analysis and online access as well as online visualization for 3rd party service providers like insurance companies, logistics experts and engineers.