There’s a new vision for the future for manufacturing.
And it might be sitting directly at the intersection of artificial intelligence and robotics.
- Los Angeles based startup Machina Labs has raised $32M in a new round co led by the venture arm of Nvidia (NASDAQ: NVDA) and Innovation Endeavors
- Machine Labs is building next generation robotics focused on manufacturing for areas of hardware such as aerospace, electric vehicles, defense technology and more
The big idea:
- By leveraging artificial intelligence and robotics technology Machina hopes to be able to build a new era of manufacturing facilities capable of accelerating production timelines from months into days
Why it matters:
- Robotics technology is on the rise with many new Silicon Valley backed startups emerging focused on humanoid robots for manual labour and even with assisting healthcare practitioners with basic hospital tasks.
- Machina Labs robots are using artificial intelligence to be able to optimize every aspect of the manufacturing process including forming, scanning, trimming, drilling and more
- Machina Labs speciality is metals manufacturing and being able to use robotics to form any type of standard sheet metal into highly specific designs
- Machina Labs already has a partnership with Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) for manufacturing materials for defense technology