AI-Based Action Recognition Technology Reaps Rewards

IndustryWeek | February 26, 2020

AI-Based Action Recognition Technology Reaps Rewards
Mobility supplier DENSO is working with Drishti Technologies, Inc. to help optimize manufacturing production within its North American facilities. Drishti’s AI-enabled action recognition technology allows DENSO to generate real-time, continuous analytics on manual tasks performed by its production employees. This dataset grants production management the ability to quickly identify and eliminate bottlenecks, improve processes, boost efficiency and prioritize tasks. Action recognition technology provides real-time insights into our fundamental and human-driven production tasks: managing cycle-time variance; identifying bottlenecks in the process; ensuring that employees perform standard work every cycle; and pace setting, Raja Shembekar, vice president of DENSO North American Production Innovation Center tells IndustryWeek. DENSO then leverages the insights from each area to find problems and successes to make improvements, resulting in better quality and efficiency. Although manufacturing automation in advanced economies like the U.S. and Japan continues to increase, it is still expected to perform less than 25% of manufacturing tasks by 2025 Boston Consulting Group, 2015, explains Shembekar.

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