The autonomy challenge

Automation is ready to revolutionise industry. Thanks to maturing developments in robotics and artificial intelligence, unprecedented efficiency gains and rich new revenue streams are within reach. But much of the business world – faced by the challenge to achieve scale and value – has yet to realise this potential.

Autonomous mobile robots navigating dynamic environments 

The world is about to experience significant progress in AI-enabled autonomous mobile systems. It will open opportunities for such systems to be used in a diverse range of markets. From consumer and hospitality through to construction, hospitals and care homes, nothing will be the same again.

With mobile robots set to transcend simple material handling and transport uses into much more challenging environments, we decided to invest time to confront key remaining challenges. High on that list is navigation.

The automation to autonomy journey

The first step is to appreciate that there is no one-size-fits-all answer. Because each opportunity presents unique challenges, we advocate beginning with a system level approach to determine the correct level of automation, intelligence and autonomy needed. This will mean carefully weighing up cost versus benefit to ensure commercial viability. We’ll also evaluate, define and design the combination of existing, new and emerging technologies necessary to deliver the required automation.

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 

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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.

Is highly equivalent simulation the answer to faster autonomous system development? 

Simulation is only as good as its approximation to the real world… its ‘equivalence’ in technical terms.

We’ve been looking at how using intelligent simulation with a modular framework can deliver results faster to drive autonomous system development forward.

We’re delivering technology breakthroughs that transform markets

사례

ESC Home Energy Management System

2020년 05월 5일

Energy service innovation for a low-carbon economy

  • 머신 러닝 & AI
  • Audio & Video
  • 디지털 서비스
  • 사용자 경험
백서

The future of AI is at the edge

2020년 09월 17일

Driven by advances in silicon and machine learning algorithms, Edge AI is presenting vast opportunities for businesses across diverse markets. 

  • 머신 러닝 & AI
  • Audio & Video
  • 커넥트비티 & 사물인터넷(IoT)
  • 전자 & ASICs
  • 신호 처리
사례

VeriTherm smart thermal measurement

2020년 12월 18일

Digital services innovation to transform building performance  

  • 디지털 서비스
  • 센서
  • 사용자 경험

Intelligent automation

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.

오피니언

Smart vision for farming – breaking AI out of the datacentre

2019년 10월 15일

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...

  • 머신 러닝 & AI
사례

Hitachi Vision Design

2020년 08월 3일

Future visions of a global society transformed

  • 디지털 서비스
  • 혁신 관리
  • 사용자 경험
사례

Analog Devices smart car park monitoring

2017년 11월 17일

Paving the way for low-cost, real-time sensing for smart buildings and smart cities, using machine vision and a low-cost processing platform

  • 머신 러닝 & AI
  • 커넥트비티 & 사물인터넷(IoT)
  • 센서
보도자료

캠브리지 컨설턴트, 실시간 이미지 및 동영상 보정 인공지능(AI) 기술 ‘샤프웨이브(SharpWave™)’ 공개

2018년 12월 3일

해상도가 낮은 이미지 를 선명하게 보정시키는 AI기술을 통해 자율주행, 의료 및 다양한 산업 전반에 큰 기여할 것 

  • 머신 러닝 & AI

Ground-breaking autonomy

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. 

오피니언

Under the hood of AI-enhanced vehicle perception

2020년 08월 11일

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.

  • 머신 러닝 & AI
  • 센서
사례

오카도(Ocado) 스마트 플랫폼의 무선 혁신

2021년 03월 31일

세계 최초 무선 설계, 전세계 온라인 식료품 업계를 탈바꿈시키다.  

  • 클라우드/스케일러블 시스템
  • 커넥트비티 & 사물인터넷(IoT)
  • 디지털 보안
  • 전자 & ASICs
  • 임베디드 소프트웨어
  • 기계 공학
  • 제품 실현
  • 라디오 시스템
  • 로봇 공학
  • 신호 처리
  • 전략적 컨설팅
보도자료

캠브리지 컨설턴트, 스마트 농업 시대의 자율 로봇 ‘마무트(Mamut)’ 공개

2019년 03월 11일

마무트(Mamut)은 작물 재배지를 탐구하여 방대한 양의 작문을 상태 및 수확량에 대한 세부적인 데이터를 수집합니다. 데이터 캡처를 자동화함으로써 마무트 (Mamut)은 작물 생산에 새로운 효율성을 가져다 줄 것이며 재배자는 수익률을 예측하고 최적화 할 수 있습니다.

  • 머신 러닝 & AI
  • 커넥트비티 & 사물인터넷(IoT)
  • 기계 공학
  • 로봇 공학
  • 센서
  • 추적 & 위치
보도자료

시각 장애인을 돕기 위한 실내 네비게이션 서비스

2019년 12월 16일

캠브리지 컨설턴트와 웨이맵은 대중교통 중심지와 같은 복잡한 실내 공간 안에서 시각 장애인들에게 길을 안내하는 혁신적인 스마트폰 서비스를 개발하였다.

  • 머신 러닝 & AI
  • 디지털 서비스
  • 센서
  • 추적 & 위치

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

Niall Mottram

Head of Industry and Energy

Kieran Reynolds

Head of Smart Infrastructure

Will Addison

Group Leader, Algorithms and Analytics

Sajith Wimalaratne

Head of Automation & Autonomy

Chris Roberts

Head of Industrial Robotics

Oli Qirko

Senior Vice President

Tim Ensor

Director of Artificial Intelligence

Tarika George

Project Manager