Artificially Intelligent Components
By using multiple artificially intelligent components, it is hoped that the system will help increase efficiency and automation in factory operations, such as as online retailers, which face increasing need for orders to be automatically selected from vast ranges and volumes of stock.
Hitachi will work towards commercialising the robot system for warehouse operations as well as developing technology to increase the speed and automation of processes.
Machine Learning Techniques
Professor for the School of Informatics, at Edinburgh University, Sethu Vijayakumar, told DIGIT: “We are delighted to see the successful results of more than two years of collaboration with the Hitachi R&D Group, Center for Technology Innovation, culminating in practical and deployable improvements in automated warehousing technology.
“Our robotics lab has been at the forefront of machine learning techniques for adaptive motion planning and control of complex multi-degree of freedom robots and this provides an excellent opportunity to see this expertise used to solve real-world problems.”