CAD2Real: Deep learning with domain randomization of CAD data for 3D pose estimation of electronic control unit housings

Simon Bäuerle, Jonas Barth, Elton De Menezes Tavares, Andreas Steimer, Ralf Mikut
Electronic control units (ECUs) are essential for many automobile components, e.g. engine, anti-lock braking system (ABS), steering and airbags. For some products, the 3D pose of each single ECU needs to be determined during series production. Deep learning approaches can not easily be applied to this problem, because labeled training data is not available in sufficient numbers. Thus, we train state-of-the-art artificial neural networks (ANNs) on purely synthetic training data, which is
more » ... cally created from a single CAD file. By randomizing parameters during rendering of training images, we enable inference on RGB images of a real sample part. In contrast to classic image processing approaches, this data-driven approach poses only few requirements regarding the measurement setup and transfers to related use cases with little development effort.
doi:10.5445/ir/1000127954 fatcat:b7d654g7q5a7poghyphyqciyf4