Brain Corp, an AI company specializing in the development of self-driving technology for robots, will lead a presentation on the specific steps required to move autonomous roboticss from the lab to live, real-world environments along with other relevant topics at the upcoming Robotics Summit & Showcase in Boston.
Taking place May 23-24, 2018 and organized by The Robot Report, the Robotics Summit is a powerful forum for AI/robotics leaders and startups alike. This year’s attendees will hear from a number of recognizable keynote speakers innovating the industry and will have opportunities to discuss the latest technical aspects of the design, development, manufacture, and rollout of the next generation of commercial robotic products and services.
Speaking at the conference on “Developing Autonomous Mobile Robots for Human Populated Environments” is Brain Corp’s Vice President of Innovation Phil Duffy, charged with uncovering new robotic product applications and market opportunities. Brain’s disruptive BrainOS platform powers autonomous commercial floor care machines for big-box retailers, airports and national accounts across the United States.
At his presentation, Duffy will describe cost-effective methods and technologies that speed and ease the development and deployment of self-navigating mobile robots for indoor and outdoor spaces, while also discussing the challenges of designing robots for dynamic and unpredictable environments.
“Contextual information is understanding both the physical environment in which the robots will be operating (structure, lighting, materials) and the dynamic, shifting nature of that environment (mobile elements like people, vehicles, movable infrastructure),” said Duffy. “But it doesn’t stop there. One of the other major reasons for getting out of the lab as soon as feasibly possible is witnessing how the manual process will change with this new automated system, and how it impacts both the autonomous product itself and its human operator. Having these insights is essential in the pre-launch stages of robotic development.”
Other topics Duffy will cover include building a strategic functional roadmap, understanding the needs of the environment, end users, and customers, defining KPIs and tracking measurement in live environments, as well as finding the right location mix when testing in multiple environments.
Those interested in attending the conference can register here. Register by May 4 to save nearly $150 with early bird registration.
Brain recently partnered with Tennant Company, a developer of commercial cleaning solutions. The companies will collaborate on autonomous floor cleaners that operate in commercial and industrial environments. Tennant’s first autonomous floor cleaner, the T7 Micro-Rider, is expected to be available in North America later in 2018. Global expansion is expected to happen shortly thereafter. The T7 will use Brain’s AI platform, BrainOS, that transforms manually-operated machines into autonomous robots.
Commercial floor cleaning is the initial application for BrainOS. Brain also has partnerships with other industrial floor cleaning companies, including International Cleaning Equipment, Minuteman International, and NSS Enterprises. Brain plans to roll BrainOS out to other markets as it continues to develop the technology.