AMR developer ForwardX Robotics has joined Intel IoT Solutions Alliance as an Intel IoT Market Ready Solutions (IMRS) partner.
Joining a network of over 6,000 solutions and more than 500 IoT organisations, ForwardX’s Matrix platform will benefit technologically and commercially from Intel’s worldwide reach as the company continues to deliver its Flex and Max solutions to supply chain environments.
“A giant in the world of innovation, Intel has the expertise, experience, and means to deliver success far and wide. With our ambitions to reach any and every company that may benefit from our innovative solutions, a partnership with Intel is an exciting opportunity for ForwardX to explore,” said Shuo Zhang, project management officer at ForwardX. “As part of Intel’s IoT Solutions Alliance, we will benefit on both the technological and commercial sides of our business.”
Intel’s IoT Solutions Alliance is one of six partnership programmes currently offered and consists of a network of global partners and members working together to accelerate IoT adoption across a wide range of industries. Intel forecasts 55% of all data will be generated by IoT by 2025 and 43% of AI tasks will happen on edge devices by 2023.
According to Intel, the IoT Solutions Alliance aims to “enable a more intelligent IoT, supporting enterprises that are moving to the edge so they can capture more data, analyse it faster, and act on it sooner”. While Intel’s IoT Solutions Alliance contains more than 6,000 solutions, only 135 have been recognised as IoT Market Ready Solutions. Solutions granted this status must clearly demonstrate scalability, adaptability, and immediate implementation opportunities across multiple industries.
With the partnership now formalised, ForwardX will work with Intel on innovative initiatives as well as the continued delivery of cutting-edge robotics solutions to logistics and manufacturing functions across electronics, automotive, general merchandise, and apparel industries. ForwardX will also benefit from the network’s collective know-how in innovative technology development and sales enablement allowing it to accelerate new market opportunities.
ForwardX’s Flex and Max solutions utilise 8th generation Intel Core i7 processors for onboard processing as well as Intel’s RealSense technology as part of the perception capabilities of ForwardX’s visual AMRs. According to ForwardX, employing Intel’s technology allows its robots to gather and process a richer understanding of their environment, resulting in more robust solutions.
“As an innovative startup, our focus is on developing and delivering disruptive technologies to solve problems in traditional industries. In these long-established, complex industries, the ability to utiliae the expertise and experience of a leader like Intel is truly invaluable,” said Nicolas Chee, founder and CEO at ForwardX Robotics. “Moving forward, we are hopeful that this partnership will demonstrate ForwardX’s willingness to create win-win partnerships with likeminded leaders.”