iQuest releases augmented reality app for manufacturing and industry

iQagent, app creator for industrial applications, has released iQagent AR for IOS on the App Store. iQagent AR is the next evolution of the award-winning app iQagent, first released in 2012.

This new version leverages Apple’s ARKit to allow off-the-shelf creation of persistent augmented reality scenes containing process data and resources from existing plant systems. Once created, the scenes can be accessed by other devices running iQagent AR.

iQagent uses QR codes as ‘Point Of Interest’ (POI) markers to identify equipment. Users create POIs for equipment and process areas and associate relevant data points and resources.

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Canvass Analytics partners with True North Automation on industrial automation

Canvass Analytics, a provider of AI-enabled predictive analytics for the Industrial Internet of Things, and True North Automation have announced a new partnership designed to enable industrial companies to achieve predictive industrial automation in the manufacturing plant environment.

The Canvass Analytics software ingests millions of operational data points from a plant’s connected machinery and leverages industrial artificial intelligence (AI) to automate the entire data analysis process, creating predictive data models that continually adapt to data changes in real-time.

Together, True North Automation and Canvass Analytics take process automation one step further by taking the outcome of the predictive model and automatically applying the prediction to the control system.

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If AI ruled the world: Yandex Data Factory boss’ predictions for 2018

By Jane Zavalishina, chief executive officer, Yandex Data Factory

2018 will be the year of practical artificial intelligence adoption.

AI is all too often associated with “futuristic” applications like self-driving cars or robots.

As a consequence, many business leaders view AI as a risky, capital-intensive innovation where return on investment is not guaranteed. Continue reading If AI ruled the world: Yandex Data Factory boss’ predictions for 2018

The future role of robotics in finance

The debate continues on whether or not the working class will become obsolete as society becomes more automated.

Robots are slowly replacing human workers, and this is very evident in the world of finance where robots are transforming the future.

Cloud computing, Robotic Process Automation (RPA), and analytics are now changing finance operations.  Continue reading The future role of robotics in finance

Swarm Technology to be awarded second patent for IoT and robotics applications

Swarm Technology says the United States Patent and Trademark Office has issued a “notice of allowance” in connection with its patent application 14/340,332 relating to “intent-based automation” within the fields of internet of things, networking and robotics.

Alfonso Iniguez, the company’s founder and CEO, says: “We are thrilled to receive this Notice of Allowance from the USPTO.

“With respect to robotics, our technology enables adaptive collective behavior. We are currently developing swarm robots for autonomous landmine detection. Continue reading Swarm Technology to be awarded second patent for IoT and robotics applications

Rockwell launches new AI system for monitoring and managing industrial operations

Rockwell Automation has launched a new artificial intelligence system which the company says “models, monitors and optimizes industrial operations”. 

The company says that the “novel” AI system learns specific applications and alerts operators to errors, and suggests solutions.

Creating diagnostic analytics solutions in industrial operations has long required expert data scientists with a deep understanding of the specific application to be analyzed, says Rockwell.  Continue reading Rockwell launches new AI system for monitoring and managing industrial operations

Siemens acquires integrated circuit software developer Solido Design Automation to strengthen its digital offerings

Siemens is strengthening its digitalization offerings – in particular, its product lifecycle management platform – through a new acquisition.

Siemens has reached an agreement to acquire Solido Design Automation, a provider of machine learning-based variation-aware design and characterization software.

Siemens says the purchase will strengthen the integrated circuit design and verification technologies it already offers through Mentor, a previous acquisition.  Continue reading Siemens acquires integrated circuit software developer Solido Design Automation to strengthen its digital offerings

Robots and artificial intelligence are coming soon to your work, home, and cars

Article contributed by John Hawthorne, Industrial Quick Search Directory

We are becoming more accustomed to jaw-dropping video game technology, Amazon’s Alexa speakers, and nifty Android and iOS apps that seem to let us do just about anything.

While commercial technology continues to make leaps and bounds each year, what role does artificial intelligence play in all this, and how will AI and robots become part of our lives in the near future?

The following is an overview of several way that AI and robots are helping us through algorithms and physical functioning at work, in our homes, and in the way we move around.   Continue reading Robots and artificial intelligence are coming soon to your work, home, and cars

Berkeley spin-off Embodied Intelligence raises $7 million to build ‘teachable’ robots

Leading researchers in artificial intelligence, deep learning, and reinforcement learning from OpenAI and UC Berkeley assemble to launch an ambitious new project

Embodied Intelligence, a startup established by AI researchers from the University of California Berkeley, and their partners at OpenAI, has raised $7 million in seed funding. 

The company says it is “striving to democratize robotics” by enabling anyone to teach a robot new skills.

The funding round was led by Amplify Partners with participation from Lux Capital, SV Angels, FreeS, 11.2 Capital and A.Capital.  Continue reading Berkeley spin-off Embodied Intelligence raises $7 million to build ‘teachable’ robots

Tend launches robot performance management software

 

Tend has launched a cloud-based monitoring and analysis application for both industrial and collaborative robots.

The company calls the software in.view, and launched it at the RoboBusiness show in Santa Clara, CA, this week.

Tend in.view – short for intelligent view – software allows users to remotely monitor and analyze the performance of their production robots in real time from any location, through a secure, cloud-based application on their mobile device, says the company.  Continue reading Tend launches robot performance management software

Globetouch and CloudMinds to provide connectivity for robots

Globetouch and CloudMinds Technology have formed a partnership to provide connectivity for robots and other artificial intelligence initiatives.

Both companies are making the announcement during Mobile World Congress Americas 2017, a conference and expo bringing together industry leaders to meet and explore new business models in mobile technology.

Globetouch provides connectivity services and IoT platforms for the connected vehicle and the Internet of Things market.  Continue reading Globetouch and CloudMinds to provide connectivity for robots

Telecommunications company Sprint to employ Pepper robot for customer relations

US telecommunications company Sprint is employing Pepper, the humanoid robot from SoftBank Robotics, for customer relations.

SoftBank Robotics America and Sprint to will initially place Pepper in locations where it will interact with Sprint business clients and retail customers.

Pepper is said to be the first humanoid marketing platform that could help businesses and consumers embrace the power of robotics and artificial intelligence.  Continue reading Telecommunications company Sprint to employ Pepper robot for customer relations

Top 10 product lifecycle management applications by install base

Product lifecycle management software is mainly used to manage the design and manufacturing process. 

Actually it can help with other aspects of the process such as research and development and supply chain logistics. And if it’s connected to administration tools, such as customer relations management, usually referred to as CRM, and enterprise resource planning software, which is often called ERP, PLM systems can become even more powerful.

The PLM system originated in the 1980s in the auto-making business but is now used across a wide range of industries, but still mostly traditional manufacturing sectors.

The usage of PLM is growing, with several reports predicting the market for the software reaching approximately $65 billion to $75 billion by 2022.  Continue reading Top 10 product lifecycle management applications by install base