Skilligent LLC announces availability of a new robot learning software product

Skilligent LLC has developed an off-the-shelf robotic learning software product which enables creation of trainable and sociable service and industrial robots which can be trained by end users (vs. programmed by a software engineer).
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A robot being trained under control of Skilligent Behavior Control System
A robot being trained under control of Skilligent Behavior Control System
 
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Aug. 10, 2007 - PRLog -- FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Skilligent LLC announces availability of a new robot learning software product

DALLAS, TX -- July 20, 2007 –

Skilligent LLC (http://www.skilligent.com) has developed an off-the-shelf robotic learning software product which enables creation of trainable (http://www.skilligent.com/products/) and sociable service and industrial robots. The software library is designed to enrich control systems of PC-controlled industrial and service robots with skill learning, behavior control and social interaction capabilities. It enables creation of sociable robots which can be trained by end users (vs. programmed by a software engineer). The software exhibits certain supporting social interaction capabilities which make training and collaboration with robots more natural for humans. During a training session, such a robot interacts with its human trainer through gestures, sounds, object manipulations and joint attention.  

Today, at average, up to 80% of budget of a typical robotics automation project is spent on programming the robots. In other words, system integration work costs 4 times more than the cost of the robotics hardware.

Robotics industrial automation is that expensive due to excessive system integration costs which include programming the robots. Why this is bad?

1.   Small companies cannot afford industrial automation due to the high cost of an automation project
2.   Small companies don’t use robots because once programmed, they become rigid workers – hard to switch to a new product line or introduce an improved manufacturing process. Any change requires additional investments into re-programming. Small companies usually operate in a less predictable environment than large corporations; so they need flexible robots.
3.   Small companies don’t want to be dependant on an external system integration company to program their robots

The advantage of Skilligent!: save up to 80% of ownership costs by eliminating or reducing the need to program the robot – use robots guided by Skilligent!



Skilligent! is a trademark of Skilligent, LLC

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Skilligent develops and markets a general-purpose robotics behavior control system for applications in industrial robotics, service robotics and home robotics industries.

The company employs a team of talented engineers and researchers with background in control systems design, industrial automation, computer vision and embodied cognition.

Skilligent LLC is headquartered in Dallas, Texas and operates an off-shore research and development center.

Website: www.skilligent.com
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