Brain Corp. this week announced the third generation of its AI platform for autonomous commercial robots. The San Diego-based company said the new version improves localization and navigation performance, enhances safety and reliability, and improves human and robot interactions.
The company claims that over 20,000 mobile robots around the world operate using Brain OS to clean floors, move inventory and sense environmental data. The new platform was designed to be modular and to promote faster and easier product development, including the development of new vision-based AI data applications, according to Brain Corp.
The first robots to use the new platform will be deployed in late 2023 to early 2024, the company said.
“We're immensely excited about the potential our third-generation platform unlocks for the future of robotics,” said David Pinn, CEO at Brain Corp. “Automated robotic solutions are becoming increasingly compelling for industry leaders due to their ability to seamlessly integrate alongside human teams and supercharge operations within a fast-growing range of commercial environments.
“We believe the new platform will be a catalyst for a host of robotic advances and are looking forward to collaborating with innovators from across the globe to help bring their ideas to life and build solutions to solve their biggest problems,” Pinn added.
Brain Corp partners with Flex
Brain Corp has partnered with manufacturing provider Flex for the new platform to develop hardware components and a series of prototype autonomous robotics systems. The companies said they are developing these items with modularity in mind.
“With continuing disruptions to global supply chains and shifting availability of workforces, robotic automation is at the forefront of the industrial transformation and provides an effective solution for global companies to accelerate innovation, speed time to market, and adopt more sustainable business practices,” said Chris Butler, president of industrial business at Flex. “Our collaboration with Brain Corp allows us to deliver a complete, scalable, end-to-end next-generation platform for customers to rapidly develop and differentiate their autonomous robotic applications as well as achieve their business and operational goals.”
The news comes several weeks after Brain Corp. announced that inventory scanners were installed on nearly 600 robotic scrubbers at Sam's Club locations around the U.S.
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