Intrinsic has a team of robotics and AI experts with a strong footprint in advanced perception, machine learning and reinforcement learning. Siemens’ automation engineers and software developers have domain know-how in automation technology in the industrial space.
“Siemens is dedicated to bringing IT and OT closer together – the key principle of our Industrial Operations X portfolio”, says Rainer Brehm, CEO of Factory Automation at Siemens. “We are impressed by Intrinsic’s open approach to industrial robotics and we are excited to explore with Intrinsic how coupling of AI-based robots and automation technology can be further accelerated.”
Siemens explains in a press statement that the current development and runtime environments for AI-based robotics and automation components differ significantly in their development paradigms and make integration cumbersome. The two companies intend to investigate new methods to seamlessly bridge the gaps between robotics, automation engineering and IT development.
Bridging both worlds will speed up the development process of flexible, AI-enabled robot work cells and facilitate their seamless operation. This will make industrial robotics more accessible and usable for more businesses, entrepreneurs, and developers – particularly for new market segments like small and medium-sized companies.
“Intrinsic’s mission is to democratize access to robotics. However, robotics is rarely decoupled from the production environment, where the most value is created today,” says Wendy Tan White, CEO at Intrinsic. “That’s why working with Siemens Digital Industries, an industry leading automation expert, is an exciting opportunity to bring joint solutions to the market in the future, so many more businesses can benefit from the value that robotics and automation can offer.”