The Swiss Technical Giant ABB invests $ 150 million in the construction of a fully automated enterprise in China, which will use artificial intelligence to create industrial robots.
Representatives of the company say that the factory is modeled in such a way that all the processes of production and maintenance of the inner space operators will be remotely controlled using the digital interface. ABB’s own software system will be equipped with artificial intelligence, as well as special information panels for managers, engineers and other specialists.
In parallel, analytical information on the functioning and state of robots will be collected in order to exclude the possibility of failures and to reduce production costs to a minimum. The company intends to develop an ideal logistics system that ensures the optimal use of each factory meter.
The technical group plans to open the plant in Shanghai by the end of 2020. Unlike fixed prefabricated lines at ordinary plants, the ABB enterprise will have a matrix structure consisting of separate automated segments. Regular analysis will lead to the modification of a new generation of robots of each type and methods of their interaction to achieve maximum efficiency. As a result, the complex will gradually evolve, turning into the factory of the future, where robots build robots.
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