Olis Robotics and Olympus Collaborate to Explore Developing Assisted Autonomy Applications

Olis Robotics, a leader in next-generation mobile remote robotics software, today announced a new memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Olympus Controls, a leader in engineering innovation and automated robotic solutions for industry. The two Washington-based technology companies agreed to explore developing assisted autonomy applications to deliver new capabilities that support Olympus’ diverse customer needs.

“Olis Robotics’ artificial-intelligence software platform plugs into existing robots to allow for operators based anywhere in the world to command new levels of precision, safety, and efficiency in remotely operated robotics,” explained Olis Robotics CEO Don Pickering. “This evolving innovation solves for the challenge of acquiring highly-skilled labor in rural facilities such as data centers.”  

Olis Robotics’ AI-driven software platform operates by integrating existing robotic systems into a singular, intuitive, remote control platform. The proprietary platform enables an operator to control multiple robots remotely to service dynamic and unstructured industrial locations.

“Our collaboration with Olis Robotics will allow industrial areas which often present potentially time consuming, expensive, difficult or hazardous situations to employees to be partially maintained by remotely operated robots while providing customers increased up-time at their facilities at lower costs,” said Silas Robertson at Olympus Controls. “We expect this advanced platform to allow for robotics to be a tool that can assist humans and improve the overall productivity of companies.”

According to the new agreement Olympus Controls will integrate and test Olis’ software platform with existing robot platforms. A variety of tasks will be conducted and perfected including high precision, general maintenance, and tasks deemed dangerous to humans.  

This agreement is expected to produce a viable remotely operated AI-robotic solution for industrial clients as early as 2020.

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