Doosan Bobcat North America partners with SafeAI to begin advanced autonomous research for compact equipment

 Doosan Bobcat North America has partnered with SafeAI – a startup company located in Silicon Valley – to explore how advanced artificial intelligence (AI) technologies could be incorporated into Bobcat® equipment. Through this pilot program, SafeAI plans to demonstrate how the latest AI technologies, Deep Neural Networks (DNN) and Deep Reinforcement Learning (DRL), can be used to perceive complex dynamic environments around equipment and provide automated control.

“At SafeAI we are building a safe, AI-enabled autonomous platform for the equipment industry,” said Dr. Bibhrajit Halder, CEO and co-founder of SafeAI. “We look forward to beginning our partnership with the global market leader in compact equipment.”

The partnership is part of Doosan Bobcat North America’s initiative to identify forward-looking solutions to help equipment owners and operators maximize their productivity.

“We live in an on-demand, highly connected world,” said Joel Honeyman, vice president of global innovation at Doosan Bobcat North America. “The customers who purchase our machines expect to have the latest and greatest technology at their fingertips. Through our partnership with SafeAI, we hope to work toward our ultimate goal of enabling our customers to work more efficiently on the job site.”

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About SafeAI
At SafeAI, we believe the equipment industry is on the cusp of fundamental change due to recent progress in autonomous and artificial intelligence technologies. The SafeAI platform enables transformational change in the industry by:
• Improving safety – assisting or removing people from hazardous environments
• Increasing productivity – greater equipment utilization and task optimization
• Reducing operational cost – implementing fleet management systems that orchestrate tasks and equipment
SafeAI combines cutting-edge artificial intelligence technology with the safety and production rigor needed in the equipment industry. For more information, visit safeai.ai.

About Doosan Bobcat North America
Doosan Bobcat North America is the U.S. and Canadian subsidiary of Doosan Bobcat Inc., representing the world-renowned brands of Bobcat® compact equipment, Doosan® portable power products and Geith® attachments. These companies are industry leaders in the engineering, manufacturing, and marketing of compact construction equipment, generators, air compressors, lighting systems, light compaction equipment, and attachments.

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