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June 26, 2023
Siemens has announced a collaboration with Intrinsic to accelerate the uptake and accessibility of industrial robotics and automation technology.
Under the new partnership, the pair will explore “integrations” between robotic systems and automation to identify obstacles to the tech’s widespread uptake and improve interoperability in the industry.
“Currently, the development and runtime environments for AI-based robotics and automation components differ significantly in their development paradigms and make integration cumbersome,” the companies said in a press release. “The two companies intend to investigate new methods to seamlessly bridge the gaps between robotics, automation engineering and IT development.”
Intrinsic, an Alphabet company, will provide its AI-enabled robotics software, while Siemens brings its industrial automation portfolio.
“Intrinsic’s mission is to democratize access to robotics,” said Wendy Tan White, Intrinsic’s CEO. “However, robotics is rarely decoupled from the production environment, where the most value is created today.”
White added that the partnership with Siemens addresses this issue, providing an opportunity to bring joint solutions to market that bridge the IT/OT gap.
“Siemens is dedicated to bringing IT and OT closer together – the key principle of our Industrial Operations X portfolio”, said Rainer Brehm, Siemens’ CEO of factory automation. “We are excited to explore with Intrinsic how coupling of AI-based robots and automation technology can be further accelerated.”
The companies said the collaboration will help create an AI-enabled robotic workforce and make these tools more accessible for businesses across industries, particularly small and medium enterprises.
Assistant Editor, IoT World Today
Scarlett Evans is the assistant editor for IoT World Today, with a particular focus on robotics and smart city technologies. Scarlett has previous experience in minerals and resources with Mine Australia, Mine Technology and Power Technology. She joined Informa in April 2022.
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