Mitsubishi Electric and AIST Develops AI Technology for Rapid FA Equipment Setup in Factories

Mitsubishi Electric and the National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST) Japan, have developed an artificial intelligence (AI) technology that can reduce time for setting up factory-automation (FA) equipment. The new technology, which combines AIST’s AI technologies and Mitsubishi Electric’s FA technologies for highly effective application in the FA field, will be implemented in Mitsubishi Electric’s Maisart products for greatly increased factory productivity.

The time for setting up FA equipment and systems prior to production, such as tuning or programming, is increasing in line with the growing demand for small-lot production. In addition, the supply of experts capable of performing such procedures is becoming insufficient. In response, Mitsubishi Electric collaborated to develop an AI technology that reduces the time for setting-up FA equipment and systems.

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