Mitsubishi Electric to Launch New Industrial Robotics System in 2023

The new system can be used to fine-tune industrial robots using voice

Ben Wodecki, Junior Editor - AI Business

March 1, 2022

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Mitsubishi Electronics

Mitsubishi Electric Corp. has unveiled a system that enables robots to perform industrial tasks in environments they have had difficulty working in before, such as food-processing plants.

In these settings, items change frequently and thus humans are faster in sorting and arrangement. Now, Mitsubishi has introduced a robotics system to work as fast as humans – and that can be instructed using voice commands.

The new system incorporates Mitsubishi Electric’s Maisart AI technologies – including high-precision speech recognition – to initiate work tasks and then operators can fine-tune robot movements as required.

The Japanese company said the robotic training method would allow units to perform routine roles without having to be taught by specialists. Mitsubishi said the new system could reduce hours needed for a sample task from 60 hours to 5 hours.

Mitsubishi Electric plans to commercialize the technology in 2023 or later as “further performance enhancements and extensive verifications” are needed.

This article first appeared in IoT World Today’s sister publication AI Business

About the Author(s)

Ben Wodecki

Junior Editor - AI Business

Ben Wodecki is the junior editor of AI Business, covering a wide range of AI content. Ben joined the team in March 2021 as assistant editor and was promoted to junior editor. He has written for The New Statesman, Intellectual Property Magazine, and The Telegraph India, among others.

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