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Bosch Looks to Go Beyond Mobility With AI and Robotics

In order to be able to preach what it is practicing, Bosch India is going smart. In quest to be ahead of the curve, it is adopting artificial intelligence and robotics to evolve into a next-generation organisation – an organisation that is ready to bring out disruptive technology solutions to improve healthcare, manufacturing, energy, home and the city.

To be able to do that, Bosch is going all out to create the “Factory of the Future.” Talking about the major digital transformation initiatives, Soumitra Bhattacharya, Managing Director, Bosch Limited and President, Bosch Group, India, said, “Our business is undergoing a transformative change from being focused on hardware to new models that focus more on services and data. The organisation is implementing robotics and automation solution to enhance its smart manufacturing processes, and develop connected industry solutions.” With an aim to make the “Factory of the Future” a reality, Bosch is building smart factories with focus on automation, digitalisation, AI and IoT that are boosting productivity, quality and safety. It is also partnering with OEMs and implementing robotics and automation solutions across its manufacturing facilities, to reap benefits of these emerging technologies.

The latest mantra at Bosch is ‘Beyond Mobility’. According to Bhattacharya, the focus is on embracing disruptive technologies to transform how the company works, and bring about a positive change for its customers. Bosch is now developing solutions that include collaborative robots that bring the strengths of human and machine. These robots will support a variety of work tasks safely and with high precision. “We have the capability to develop greenfield technology that can power industries in the new-age,” said Bhattacharya.

Highlighting the innovation focus of the organisation, Sri Krishnan, Senior VP, Robert Bosch Engineering and Business Solutions Pvt. Ltd. added, “Our focus is on disruptive technologies that are will make a noticeable difference to a wider section of industries. We are calling them Industry 4.0 technologies, which look at beyond mobility. We are working on a unique dual-strategy of being a leading user and also the provider of Industry 4.0 solutions in the market. That way, we are well placed to build an ecosystem of business and technology partners to create affordable digital solutions for industries.”

According to the company, over the last few years, beyond mobility solutions have gained great traction. Bosch’s initiatives in India are leading the company into newer verticals with digital solutions at the core. The focus, going forward, will be on connected industry, energy efficiency, smart homes and smart cities.

Image courtesy: Bosch India

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