Generative AI trains AI. Bridgestone teams up with the Father of PlayStation
“In order for a robot hand to recognize an object and grasp it with appropriate force, the AI that serves as its “brain” needs to be trained with a large amount of data. However, it is difficult to actually prepare objects of various sizes and shapes for training. Ascent’s generative AI technology generates 3D “teaching data” to train AI in a virtual space.” (Excerpt from the article) More details about the article https://www.nikkei.com/article
Ascent Robotics and Bridgestone agree to develop New Intelligent Robotics System with Artificial Rubber Muscles
Right, Norikazu Otoyama, CEO, Softrobotics Ventures, Bridgestone Corporation Left, Ken Kutaragi, President and CEO, Ascent Robotics, Inc. Ascent Robotics’ advanced AI functions for object recognition and analysis will be integrated with Bridgestone’s soft robotic hand, which mimics the dexterity of human fingers. This collaboration will drive the development of innovative automation solutions for logistics warehouses and stores, which are projected to experience further demand in the future.
Capital and Business Alliance with Bridgestone Corporation for a New Stage of Intelligent Robotics
Ascent Robotics has entered into a capital and business alliance with Bridgestone Corporation to realize a new piece-picking robot system utilizing artificial rubber muscle robot hand developed by Bridgestone’s internal venture “Softrobotics Ventures”.
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Closing Series B fund round with SBI Group and Sony Group Corporation
Ascent Robotics has raised 1 billion yen through a third-party allotment to SBI Group and Sony Group Corporation in its Series B funding round Purpose of the Fundraising: With this funding, we will work on the development of intelligent robot systems that utilize the advanced AI technology to meet the growing trend of further automation in the logistics field on a global scale due to the impact of COVID-19. In addition, we will invest in the development of various sensing…
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Launched Ascent Pick, AI Software for Robot Picking
Ascent Pick, AI Software for Robotic Picking Ascent Pick is a software-based system for robotic picking in manufacturing and logistics. The solution uses inexpensive cameras and has an intuitive and easy-to-use web-based UI. This increases production line productivity while reducing both hardware and integration costs. The solution uses a superior recognition engine that incorporates machine learning to handle complex workpiece geometries. The Ascent Pick solution can be applied to a wide variety of robots. Challenges Solution by Ascent Pick
New CEO joins Ascent Robotics
Former Sony senior executive steps in to accelerate the Tokyo-based AI venture towards the next phase of growth Ascent Robotics Board of Directors announces the appointment of Ken Kutaragi as Chief Executive Officer – effective August 26, 2020. Mr. Kutaragi, globally acknowledged as the visionary behind the creation of Sony’s PlayStation, will be taking the leadership reigns from Masayuki Ishizaki, who co-founded Ascent Robotics and has been CEO since 2017. Mr. Ishizaki remains on the Ascent Robotics board and has…