AI technology improves productivity in factories and plants


TOKYO, June 3, 2020 – Mitsubishi Electric Corporation (TOKYO: 6503) announced today that it has developed a cooperative artificial intelligence (AI) technology that enhances work collaboration between humans and machines by using inverse reinforcement learning (IRL) to learn and imitate the actions of skilled workers. IRL, one of the key features of Mitsubishi Electric’s Maisart®* AI technology, enables machines to imitate human-like actions based on relatively small amounts of data. The new cooperative AI technology will be further refined through test deployment in automated guided vehicles (AGVs) and robots at production and distribution sites where machines operate alongside humans. Eventually, the technology is expected to be used in autonomous driving vehicles and other applications.

Example of cooperative AI deployed in AGV
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