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Design of Neural Network for Slider Algorithm

Company description

PsiControl is part of the Picanol Group (, market leader in weaving machines. PsiControl develops and produces custom-made controllers, HMI and touch devices. PsiControl integrates facilities for design of controller electronics and drives together with in-house electronic production and assembly. Our focus is on the design, development, production and support for electronic and mechatronic systems. By using our own platforms we are able to reduce time-to-market and enable high-performing, cost-effective solutions.

For this purpose we have R&D and prototyping departments in Ypres (Belgium) and procurement, production and service activities in our branches in Belgium and Romania. At PsiControl, we have built a wide-ranging portfolio of processing core platforms. All controller intelligence, human interfacing, electrical IO and external communication can be combined into a single product. This ‘all in one’ principle represents a very cost-effective customized solution, built to the specifications of the customer. Innovation, technology and ongoing R&D efforts remain crucial to the international success of PsiControl. PsiControl employs around 380 people.

Job description

In many projects, touch sliders are used to get input from the user. To calculate the position of a touch on the slider, complex third-party algorithms are used. Since these algorithms often lead to sub-optimal results, it is worth the effort to investigate alternative approaches like neural networks. Thanks to the increasing performances of microcontrollers, it is possible to transfer a trained neural network to a microcontroller.

Your task
o Design a neural network that predicts the position on a slider
o Transfer the trained network to one of our controllers
o Compare the results with currently used algorithm

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Master Elektronica en/of Embedded Software

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What will you learn?
o Machine Learning
o Neural Networks
o C / C++
o Python, Keras, TensorFlow

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