HERMES Forklift Detector

Model Overview

The CVEDIA HERMES Forklift Detector was developed to successfully detect forklifts from various warehouse angles. Operating up to 50 degrees, this model will detect both sitting and standing forklifts, with payload arms in a variety of positions.

HERMES was built using CVEDIA synthetic technology, making it resilient to similar-looking warehouse equipment, as well as providing effective localization when multiple forklifts are present.



Optimized for edge performance with a low power profile


Ground-to-ground; Elevated


Dawn to dusk; Artificial lighting


Sitting and standing forklifts


CVEDIA is a pioneer in the use of synthetic data for machine perception. We use deep learning to create synthetic-based detection and classification algorithms. CVEDIA models actually outperform traditional models because synthetic data allows for feature-based design. That means our models are safer and quicker to market. Today we work with over 30 of the world’s largest companies on their most complex deep learning projects.

Every model is backed by an ongoing maintenance service, as well as the ability to customize and add to a model through our in-house development team. We’ll even help you deploy our models in your software stack. Contact us for more information.

Operating Specifications




Visible light


Backbone: Resnet-101, Detector: RefineDet



CVEDIA Services


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Fine Grain Classification

Speak to our team to discuss model classification as a service add on or as a separate model. CVEDIA’s in-house team will work with you to define your requirements, and build a synthetic-based model incorporating your classification specifications.

Additional Classes

CVEDIA models are built using proprietary synthetic data technology – meaning adding additional classes to your model is possible in a matter of weeks.

Use Cases

Warehouse Robotics

Use the HERMES Forklift Detector to enable warehouse and manufacturing robotics in order to automate your warehouse floor.

Worker Safety

HERMES detects forklifts from a variety of workplace angles. Use this algorithm in your safety or alarm application to safeguard against accidents and collisions.

Logistics Analytics

Use HERMES to maximize warehouse structure, planning, and productivity by providing localization and movement of forklifts. Tracking, classification, and additional classes are available as add-ons.