OMRON (Stock Quote: TYO:6645) announced the launch of its Automation Center (ATC) in Singapore. The innovation showroom cum research and development (R&D) facility is part of a SGD 13.5 million (USD 10 million) investment in robotics capabilities in Singapore over the next two years and is in line with Singapore’s push towards advanced manufacturing. This is OMRON’s ninth and latest such centers globally.
The OMRON ATC in Singapore offers a glimpse into the future of manufacturing, which is set to be connected, intelligent, and highly data-driven. This is the first OMRON ATC worldwide that is dedicated to exploring the use of advanced artificial intelligence (AI), the Internet of Things (IoT), and robotics technologies for manufacturing applications. In fact, Omron has recently acquire Microscan Systems, US-based Industrial Code Reader Company as part of their future deployment of IoT in the manufacturing environment.
Also unique to this ATC is a working model of OMRON’s Smart and Future Factory, and the Future CEO Cockpit, which showcase how a new level of manufacturing intelligence and operational visibility can be attained leveraging disruptive technologies.
With manufacturing industry contributing to almost 20 percent of Singapore’s GDP, it is crucial that manufacturing industry players here stay abreast of the latest Smart Manufacturing innovations and technological developments.
Originally published at The Neo Dimension.