Vention, NVIDIA partner to bring automation and AI to small manufacturers

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Vention's MAP system is a cloud-based command center that can design, automation, deploy, and operate manufacturing equipment.

MAP is a cloud-based command center that can design and manage automated manufacturing workcells. | Source: Vention

Vention Inc. yesterday announced a collaboration with NVIDIA Corp. to bring industrial automation to small and midsize manufacturers. The companies said they plan to use NVIDIA’s artificial intelligence and accelerated computing to advance cloud robotics. 

The partners said they will use AI to create near-accurate digital twins significantly faster and more efficiently. With this technology, manufacturers can efficiently test their projects before they invest, according to Vention and NVIDIA.

The companies said they will jointly develop generative designs for robot cells, co-pilot programming, physics-based simulation, and autonomous robots. 

“The Vention ecosystem with NVIDIA’s robotics technology and AI expertise will help bring pivotal innovation to the manufacturing renaissance and overall industry,” stated Etienne Lacroix, founder and CEO of Vention. “Now, even the most complex use cases can become achievable for small and medium[-size] manufacturers.”

Vention to simplify MAP experience with AI

Vention said its Manufacturing Automation Platform (MAP) allows clients to manage industrial robots directly from their Web browsers. The Montreal-based company said MAP draws on a proprietary dataset of several hundred thousand workcell designs created since its founding in 2016.

The announcement marks a year of collaboration with NVIDIA to apply AI to industrial automation projects. Vention said it intends to use AI to simplify the user experience in the cloud and on the edge.

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NVIDIA to help bring AI to the forefront of manufacturing

NVIDIA said its technology, combined with Vention’s modular hardware and plug-and-play motion control, will bring cutting-edge AI to the forefront of manufacturing. The companies said they aim to widen access to industrial automation for small and midsize manufacturers.

“Vention’s cloud-based robotics platform, powered by NVIDIA AI, will empower industrial equipment manufacturing companies everywhere to seamlessly design, deploy, and operate robot cells, helping drive the industry forward,” stated Deepu Talla, vice president of robotics and edge computing at NVIDIA.

Vention said it is already known for its user-friendly software products and interface, and it expects to announce a number of new products resulting from this collaboration in Q3 of 2024.

This isn’t the first time NVIDIA and Vention have worked together. Vention — along with Solomon, Techman Robot, and Yaskawa –are among the companies using NVIDIA’s Isaac Manipulator for building AI-based robotic arms. 

Vention also recently announced a partnership with Flexxbotics to support robot-driven manufacturing. The companies said their combined offering for robotic workcell digitalization in next-generation machining environments is now available.

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