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20 AI Manufacturing Systems

From Robot-Crafted Concrete Molds to AI Co-Created Cars

— November 11, 2016 — Tech
Ever since the dawn of the industrial revolution, manufacturing has been steadily moving towards mechanic automation, but today's AI manufacturing processes show just how far the field has come. In a merger of both computer technology and industrial mechanics, more aspects of the manufacturing world can be left to robots and artificially intelligent software -- impressing even the most hardcore Luddites.

While the use of any robot in a manufacturing system requires at least a degree of artificial intelligence (in the strictest definition of the phrase), some systems are impressive because of the robots and others because of the software. For instance, Sewbo's garment-sewing robots use a unique process of hardening shirts in order to tailor them, a process most interesting because of its physical technique. On the other hand, the 'Hack Rod' car is manufactured with standard systems but designed by AI software.
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Robotic Printing Systems
Robotic Printing Systems
Tend.ai's Robot 3D Printer is Fully Automated
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Smart Manufacturing Glasses
Smart Manufacturing Glasses
Intel Showed Off Its 'Joule' Board in a Pair of Safety Glasses
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Industrial Warehouse Robots
Industrial Warehouse Robots
Delft Robotics Won This Year's Amazon Picking Challenge
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Symbiotic Assembly Robots
Symbiotic Assembly Robots
Ford's Assembly Plants Have Humans and Kuka Robots Work Side-by-Side
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Shape-Shifting Robots
Shape-Shifting Robots
This Rolling Robot Can Flatten to Negotiate Obstacles
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Low-Gravity 3D Printers
Low-Gravity 3D Printers
The Additive Manufacturing Facility Printer is Designed to Work in Space
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AI Co-Created Cars
AI Co-Created Cars
'Hack Rod' is Creating a Next-Generation Car with the Help of AI Tech
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Slender Six-Axis Robots
Slender Six-Axis Robots
These Epson Industrial Robots Are Designed For Intricate Assembly Tasks
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Collaborative Assembly Robots
Collaborative Assembly Robots
This Robot Was Built to Collaborate with Humans
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Space-Saving Shipping Software
Space-Saving Shipping Software
This Software Boosts the Car Rack Capacity Of Shipping Containers
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Robotic Shoe Factories
Robotic Shoe Factories
adidas is Opening a Second Speedfactory That Creates Robot-Made Sneakers
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Smart Electronics Manufacturing Robots
Smart Electronics Manufacturing Robots
The Sawyer Was Designed To Complete Precision Tasks
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Robot-Crafted Concrete Molds
Robot-Crafted Concrete Molds
'Mesh Mould Metal' Enables Plasticity in Concrete Shaping
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Cooperative Industrial Robots
Cooperative Industrial Robots
The Newest Collaborative Yaskawa Robot Was Unveiled at Automatica
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Robotic Shoe Factories
Robotic Shoe Factories
Adidas' Speedfactory Will Be Largely Operated By Robots
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Robot-Produced Bicycles
Robot-Produced Bicycles
The Mokumono Bike is Quick and Inexpensive to Produce
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Sushi-Making Robots
Sushi-Making Robots
The Kawasaki Robostage Showcases an Automaton Preparing Sashimi
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Garment-Sewing Robots
Garment-Sewing Robots
Sewbo Inc. Developed a Process That Lets Robots Sew T-Shirts
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Robot-Made Sneakers
Robot-Made Sneakers
adidas' Futurecraft M.F.G Sneakers are Made Almost Entirely by Robots
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Robot-Run Pizzerias
Robot-Run Pizzerias
'Zume Pizza' Uses Robots to Makes Its Pies
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