October 26, 2021

SymbioConceptFactory400x275Symbio Robotics, which develops a platform that enables AI-powered automation solutions, has launched SymbioDCS 2.0, a major update to the company’s flagship middleware and python programming framework. With a streamlined automation solution development and deployment process, the updated platform contains several features to support accelerated electric vehicle timelines and emissions-reduction goals by automakers through real-time robot-controlled apps such as insertion, fastening, and moving lines.

“The demand for Symbio’s technology continues to increase as mounting pressure on automotive companies to change their factory footprint and increase production of EVs grows,” said Max Reynolds, CEO and co-founder of Symbio. “The recent Ford and GM announcements to put billions into EV-focused factories is hard evidence of this. Our technology is a vital part of this build-out as it enables OEMs to expand quickly and focus on scaling up to support their hundreds of production line robots.”

To meet the demand of automakers shifting to sustainable mobility, the company said it added the new features to its robot-agnostic platform:

  • Improved programmable logic controller (PLC) interaction and integration with advanced task execution framework.
  • Computer vision-based line tracking capabilities for moving line applications.
  • Streamlined user interface for operation and troubleshooting.
  • Highly modular containerization for multi-robot and multi-sensor configurations.

SymbioDCS 2.0 uses machine learning and computer vision to identify features on a moving line target. An advanced task execution framework enables any robot to move alongside the target, interact with a workcell’s PLC, and perform the desired moving line task. UI-enabled monitoring and process optimization is also included. Symbio said the number of robots using the platform over the past year has grown 10x, and more than 500,000 cars on the road have been assembled using SymbioDCS.

For more information about Symbio Robotics, visit its website here.