Chicago, IL, July-26-2022 – Ant Robotics, Inc. a industrial material handling automation provider, and alwaysAI®, a computer vision platform leader, have partnered to drive an innovative pilot project for 5G Studio, a collaboration between Verizon and Newlab.
Ant Robotics’ material handling automation technology brings to life an innovative solution: autonomous transportation robots for industrial spaces, which may help manufacturers save up to 80% of material handling expenses. This unique solution includes robotic pallet movers, guided by robot-agnostic fleet orchestration, a potential game changer in the warehousing and logistics industry.
The project combines Ant Robotics and alwaysAI’s next-generation platforms to increase safety and performance of industrial self-moving robots. The solution, showcased through the 5G Studio, leverages Verizon’s 5G and edge compute technologies to distribute powerful computer vision applications.
The collaboration between Ant Robotics and alwaysAI unleashes highly complementary capabilities to drive a unique Industry 4.0 solution, bringing critical features to industrial robotic customers, including:
- Low latency: The low latency enabled by 5G can reduce errors and response time, increase near real-time robot path planning accuracy, and improve data processing capacity.
- Reduced deployment time: The integrated hardware and software solution developed by Ant Robotics and alwaysAI dramatically reduce deployment time.
- Reduced computational load: - 5G-enabled robots allow the computation to occur at the network edge. The reduced computational load on the onboard hardware can translate to more cost-effective, safe, efficient and more successful robot deployments.
“Safety and performance of our products are of utmost priority for us”, said Max Antonenko, Ant Robotics Co-founder & CEO. “Computer vision and machine learning technologies, rolled out in a distributed environment, help us build even smarter, human-friendly industrial robots with more affordable cost of ownership. We are also happy to join the cohort of early adopters of advanced 5G features and launch our pilot.”
“We are excited to partner with Ant Robotics to develop a breakthrough Industry 4.0 solution,” said Marty Beard, alwaysAI Co-founder & CEO. “Today’s robotic devices and appliances depend on efficient and reliable AI solutions and computer vision software - together we help customers achieve positive results quickly and efficiently.”
The final demo event was organized on the premises of Newlab, a multi-disciplinary, high-tech design and prototyping center in Brooklyn, New York.
About Ant Robotics
Ant Robotics Inc. develops cutting-edge solutions for automated material handling, which includes robotic moving units and software systems to orchestrate robotic transportation fleets. Ant Robotics uses innovative technologies to make its products fit into complex, frequently-changing manufacturing environments. This allows manufacturing companies to save up to 40% of their material handling costs. Find out more at antrobotics.co.
alwaysAI® provides developers and enterprises a comprehensive platform for building, training, deploying, and managing computer vision applications on IoT devices. We make computer vision come alive on the edge - where work and life happen.
Newlab is home to over 800 entrepreneurs, engineers, and inventors, solving the world’s biggest challenges with leaders and experts across industries and cities. Find out more at newlab.com.