The autonomy challenge
The automation to autonomy journey
As our case studies, insights and press announcements on this page highlight, Cambridge Consultants is able to explore the furthest boundaries of your ambitions. Our skills and knowledge combine with real-world application experience across multidisciplinary in-house teams. It’s a proven recipe.
Automation to autonomy: navigating the path to success
The need to apply efficiencies to overcome a lack of labour and skills has been constant since the first industrial revolution. But it’s more urgent now than ever. Thankfully, a broad breadth of automation technology is ready to propel change and boost your bottom line.
Our whitepaper explores examples from industries at varying stages of the automation to autonomy journey. We highlight the business benefits to be gained – and reveal the technologies that are crucial to achieving your desired outcome.
Moving from data to insight
Reducing development time and cost
The journey to autonomy via differing levels of automation can also be tracked by the movement from data to insight. At the data stage, a system collects and logs information about its performance but does not have the ability to act on it.
At the second stage – data plus process – a system will collect data and process it into real-time actionable information. It provides a level of understanding from analytics that an operator can act upon.
At the third stage – data and process plus action – a system can act completely autonomously, augmenting human endeavour to enhance efficiency and bring business benefits.
Our collective experience of this journey – enhanced by 60 years of breakthrough innovation across more than a dozen industries – is ready to get you to where you want to be, with reduced development risk, time and cost.
We’re delivering technology breakthroughs that transform markets
Energy service innovation for a low-carbon economy
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Driven by advances in silicon and machine learning algorithms, Edge AI is presenting vast opportunities for businesses across diverse markets.
Digital services innovation to transform building performance
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Improving efficiencies for your customers
Intelligent automation is rich in promise, especially when it comes to transforming efficiency. To that end, we identify and deploy the most pertinent technologies in smart connectivity and mechatronics. But beyond that, our ambition is to redefine the art of the possible by creating and developing solutions that are more than the sum of their parts – because they are tailored for you from first principles.
As pressures increase on the food supply chain, the importance of predictable yields increases. Generally, the better informed growers are, the better the price they can potentially obtain. However, manual counts struggle...
Future visions of a global society transformed
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Paving the way for low-cost, real-time sensing for smart buildings and smart cities, using machine vision and a low-cost processing platform
Announcing SharpWave™, a ground-breaking AI technology that creates clear views of the real-world from a damaged or obscured moving image. SharpWave could transform numerous applications, from autonomous driving to medical imaging.
Delivering differentiation with world firsts
Autonomy isn’t about replacing humans; it’s about making the move from insight to process and action – to augment your business and take it to the next level. Often that means creating world firsts by achieving levels of performance unmatched by competitors.
We’ve helped to nail game-changing autonomy with the world’s most dense communications network, enabling swarms of robots to collaborate. And we’ve pushed back the boundaries of low-power performance in smart connected wearables to bring intelligent automation to the masses.
Autonomy is more than software and sensors. It’s physics and maths, electronics and user design, digital signal processing and embedded AI. We’ll bring these skills together with our world-class facilities to deliver differentiation that you alone will own.
Behind the scenes of the development of the EnfuseNet system, which fuses data from extremely low-cost sensors and cameras to generate high-resolution depth data – the ideal reference point for autonomous systems.
A world-first in radio design helps transform online grocery across the globe
Mamut explores crop fields, capturing granular data on health and yield on a massive scale. By automating data capture, Mamut will bring new efficiencies to food production, enabling growers to predict and optimize yields.
Cambridge Consultants and Waymap have created a unique smartphone service that helps visually impaired people to navigate through complex indoor spaces, such as public transport hubs.
Synthetic data and simulation for real-world business advantage
Now, more than ever, companies need to think about innovative ways to survive and prosper. Those investing in synthetic data and simulated environments gain access to data that is prohibitively expensive to generate through real-world creation, may be dangerous to access or simply not even exist, and they will be rewarded with drastically cheaper, faster and less risky route to market.
In this whitepaper, we explore the compelling benefits of employing simulated environments. Drawing on our experience across a range of industry sectors, and exploring pertinent case studies of simulation in action, the report highlights the advantages of an agile new approach to innovation
Head of Industry and Energy
Head of Smart Infrastructure
Group Leader, Algorithms and Analytics
Head of Automation & Autonomy
Head of Industrial Robotics
Senior Vice President
Director of Artificial Intelligence