Tech Mahindra opens ‘Factory of the Future’ lab in Bangalore

|March 7, 2017 0

BANGALORE, INDIA: Tech Mahindra has set up a state-of-the-art lab which works on technologies that are expected to power the future factory floors.

As the Manufacturing segment gears up for the next phase of growth wherein connected devices powered by IoT, AI, machine learning will amplify the productivity with minimal human intervention, identification and implementation of right technology solutions are going to be extremely critical for the industries globally.

IDC estimates that by 2020, nearly two-thirds of all work in factories will be completed by one of these “cobots” or collaborative robots while robotics will have five times the capability at one-fifth the cost of what was available in 2015.

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Known as the “Factory of the Future” lab, the new centre showcases assets and solutions in the areas of Digital Manufacturing, Connected Machines, Addictive Manufacturing, Robotics & Automation, Artificial Intelligence & Analytics, and Augmented Reality & Virtual Reality.

The lab will demonstrate solutions and products built in association with many leading software and hardware vendors. It is built in modular form to showcase Industry 4.0 concepts that are central to be able to help building the Digital backbone of client organizations.

“We believe that we have the unique skills and technology depth to help our clients to be ready for Industry 4.0 with minimal disruption,” said Aloke Palsikar, Senior VP and Global Head of Manufacturing at Tech Mahindra. “The infrastructure and the assets in the lab are already being monetized to create customer-centric solutions and we already have some references while some of the customer use cases are being tested.”

Tech Mahindra is one of the few companies who are working with IBM at its newly-opened Watson IoT centre in Munich. A team of six developers and engineers are working within the Watson IoT headquarters in Munich, co-creating solutions targeting the Industry 4.0, especially segments such as manufacturing, farming, healthcare, banking, and automotive.

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