Tend.ai’s Machine Learning and Cloud Services Solution Expands Robotics Role in Manufacturing

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2Q 2017 | IN-4567


Robotics Opportunity for Higher Reliability and More Work Shifts


Applying machine learning (ML) and cloud services to robotics automation creates new opportunities for manufacturers to achieve higher reliability, increase productivity, and more. An example of this approach is Boston-based startup Tend.ai, which offers a novel cloud-based ML service that allows manufacturers to use articulated robotic arms to physically operate Computer Numerical Control (CNC) machines, 3D printers, and other machinery used in manufacturing as would a human worker. The company, which emerged from stealth less than a year ago, received a US$2 million seed money in November 2016.

A Simplified, Consumer-like Approach to the Problem


Manufacturing and machining businesses with experience deploying robotics solutions are continually seeking ways to extend automation beyond their current configurations. One approach, the Industry 4.0 model for digitalizing manufacturing businesses, produced tangible benefits such as lower production costs, as well as …

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