Neurala Empowers Robotics Industry with Custom Vision AI

Deployment with Badger Technologies and new patent enable faster and
less expensive AI applications at the edge for robotics

BOSTON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Today, Neurala
announced a number of milestones in its work bringing custom vision AI
solutions to the robotics
industry
. Through an engagement with Badger
Technologies
™, a product division of Jabil, and a new patent for AI
that runs and adapts directly at the compute edge and onboard a robot,
Neurala is providing robotics companies with AI that is more efficient,
cost-effective and perceptive than what was previously possible.

Neurala’s end-to-end platform, Brain
Builder
, streamlines creation, deployment and continuous improvement
of custom vision AI solutions, enabling robots to be more adaptable and
useful in dynamic environments. Companies such as Badger Technologies
are using Neurala’s AI to underpin more efficient human-in-the-loop
robotics systems.

Already deployed in supermarkets across the U.S., Badger Technologies
provides in-store, data-gathering autonomous robots to help retailers
improve inventory management, increase store safety and elevate customer
experiences. Badger Technologies engaged Neurala to develop an AI system
that could quickly and accurately identify potential hazards on
supermarket floors as robots traverse store aisles safely alongside
customers. Neurala’s extensive object recognition network can be updated
in near real-time to increase accuracy as the robots gather more data.
By integrating this solution into its workflow, Badger Technologies is
scaling operations quickly and cost-effectively as the company completes
its deployment of nearly 500 robots in grocery stores across the nation.

“We’re focused on providing retailers with actionable data that can be
used to improve in-store execution and financial performance,” said Tim
Rowland, CEO of Badger Technologies. “By leveraging Neurala’s vision AI
system, we’re able to identify potential hazards and increase store
safety for customers and employees. We also can take advantage of
Neurala’s AI solution to help grocers identify and resolve out-of-stock,
misplaced or mispriced inventory.”

In addition to its work with Badger Technologies, Neurala was recently
awarded a new patent for technology that enables AI algorithms to run
and learn from a variety of sensors directly on robots, at the compute
edge. This allows robots to ascertain the identity and position of an
object of interest, whether its signature is from a camera or other
sensors, such as lidar, radar and infrared.

“As robots increasingly take on more roles in society – in stores,
warehouses and other venues – it’s crucial for them to be able to learn
and adapt on the fly so that they can better work with their human
counterparts,” said Dr. Massimiliano Versace, co-founder and CEO of
Neurala. “That need aligns squarely with the technology we’re developing
at Neurala. We’re proud to be working with leaders in the robotics
industry, like Badger Technologies, to deploy AI that can critically
analyze situations in the same way that the human brain does: based on
continuous learning and a variety of sensory inputs. The ultimate
benefit of these deployments is clear. With robots taking over mundane
and repetitive tasks, humans can focus on value-added services and
functions, with higher-quality job productivity.”

Neurala’s co-founder and CEO, Dr. Massimiliano Versace, will be speaking
on human-in-the-loop robotics systems at the Robotics
Summit and Expo
in Boston on June 5-6. Badger Technologies’ CEO Tim
Rowland will be presenting a session on the cerebral side of robots as
they gain traction as mobile data collection systems. If you are
interested in attending either session, please register
for the Robotics Summit and Expo.

To learn more on Neurala’s work in the robotics industry, visit neurala.com/solutions/robotics.

About Neurala
Neurala is a pioneer in custom vision
artificial intelligence. On a mission to make vision AI more accessible,
Neurala is the company behind Brain Builder: a SaaS platform that
dramatically reduces the time, cost and skills required to build and
maintain production-quality custom vision AI solutions. Founded in 2006,
Neurala’s research team invented Lifelong-DNN (L-DNN) technology, which
reduces the data requirements for AI model development and enables
continuous learning in the cloud or at the edge. Now, with customers in
the drone, robotics, smart device, industrial inspection and AI
professional services verticals, Neurala’s technology has been deployed
on 30 million devices globally.

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Contacts

for Neurala, Inc.
Hailey Melamut, 617-960-9856
neurala@marchcomms.com
Or
Hannah
Murray, 617-418-6161
hmurray@neurala.com

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