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Machinery : Industrial Robot : Piece Picking

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San Francisco, California, United States

VC; Jeff Bezos, Elon Musk, Mark Zuckerberg, Marc Benioff, Khosla Ventures

We are a turnkey robotics solutions integrator using AI to automate tasks too complex and versatile for traditional automation. Our robots can handle tasks too complex for traditional hard-coded automation, and reduce both your costs and person-hour needs.

Assembly Line

Start-ups Powering New Era of Industrial Robotics

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Author: James Falkoff

Topics: robotics, automated guided vehicle, machine learning

Vertical: Machinery

Organizations: Ready Robotics, ArtiMinds, Realtime Robotics, RIOS, Vicarious

Much of the bottleneck to achieving automation in manufacturing relates to limitations in the current programming model of industrial robotics. Programming is done in languages proprietary to each robotic hardware OEM – languages “straight from the 80s” as one industry executive put it.

There are a limited number of specialists who are proficient in these languages. Given the rarity of the expertise involved, as well as the time it takes to program a robot, robotics application development typically costs three times as much as the hardware for a given installation.

Read more at Robotics Business Review