The Drishti Blog

Stories from the era of AI-powered production

The ROI of Better Factory Analytics

Earlier this month, Drishti teamed with A.T. Kearney to announce joint research on the gap in human analytics in the factory. We uncovered interesting statistics that show just how critical humans still are in manufacturing: 72 percent of tasks…
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Drishti Sheds Light on the Person-Shaped Blind Spot in Factory Analytics

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Industry 4.0 is changing the nature of manufacturing. From IoT and AI to wearables, advanced robotics and 3-D printing, the strategic pillar of manufacturing that is Industry 4.0 is completely transforming the factory floor. Over the past five…
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New Research: The State of Human Factory Analytics

“I believe there is significant – as yet untapped – opportunity to drive high volume factory performance to much higher levels of productivity, quality, and problem-solving capability through the use of human factory analytics.” Today…
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Augmenting tasks performed by humans is no easy feat

In the mid-1990s, I led the industry/academia team at General Motors that built the world’s first collaborative robots. It was hard work; most people even in robotics had not heard of a “cobot” (or, “intelligent assist devices” (IADs)…

Drishti Milestone: Recognized in Gartner Hype Cycle

One of my former coworkers from my factory days has become a golf fanatic. He watches, plays and talks about golf whenever he has the chance. A few years ago, he found a home that was adjacent to a private country club, bought a membership and…

Drishti recognized as a “Hot Vendor” by Aragon Research

On July 25, 2018, Aragon Research published Hot Vendors in Digital Business Platforms, 2018. As the name implies, Aragon views a Digital Business Platform as an emerging paradigm: a “cornerstone technology base” for coordination and analysis…

Introducing Drishti: Making factory workers more competitive in an increasingly automated world

Manufacturing has two big secrets. The first big secret is that, despite years of advances in robotics and automation, most factory work is still performed by humans. Your smartphone provides a great example. You already know that it’s…
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The 100-year-old manufacturing problem

The biggest problem facing modern manufacturing is that humans are effectively invisible to analytics. This problem is all the more significant when you realize that even after decades of advancement in robotics and automation, up to 90% of…