Video Detection of Abnormal Production


Project Background

Blackbird is a market leader in enabling Industry 4.0 for manufacturing sites across the world. We specialize in collecting data, data-processing and display analytics in real-time. We are working towards developing new ways of improving Overall Equipment Efficiency (OEE) on our customers production lines. As new sensors and technology become available, we explore how we can utilize it.

Blackbird collects video data from many production lines across the world. The video data is typically a camera filming a specific part of the production line. Blackbird also collects data from the production line such as line speed and stop causes when the line is stopped.

Project Goal

We are looking for one or more students who can explore and test the possibilities to detect normal/abnormal operation in the video feed.

  • Collect dataset using a video sensor from Blackbird.

  • Identify how Blackbird can classify data between normal/abnormal operation based on the video data. Propose one or more classification/detection algorithms that is a theoretical good fit for the purpose.

  • Using the dataset, train the algorithm(s) and evaluate the performance.

  • Describe how Blackbird can integrate and utilize the results in the existing Blackbird ecosystem of data collecting devices and cloud data processing.     

Throughout the project, Blackbird will supervise the project and provide the student(s) access to our office and workshop facilities. Blackbird will include one or more manufacturing sites in the project.


Peter Savnik,


Finn Hunneche, CEO & Owner, Blackbird
Peter Savnik, Peter Savnik, MSc.EE. Automation & Control, Blackbird


About Blackbird
Nordhavn, Denmark

Blackbird ApS is a spin-off from emendo Consulting Group. It all began with the frustration over the cost of installing data collection systems on filling lines at the Danish brewery, Royal Unibrew. The consultants in emendo decided that a better technology was needed. The idea behind Blackbird is to provide products and services, which will reduce wasted resources within companies and improve the way people live and work together. Everything is developed in-house and inspired by key customers and top graduate students. The company’s vision is to positively impact the lives of one million people before 2020. The Blackbird platform is already in use in Europe, North America and Asia