Entries by Prasad Akella

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 golfs his heart out. Recently, he texted me: “I’m […]

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 of people, machines and processes. This report provides an interesting insight into how the futurists of the world see […]

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 a digital connection to the estimated 5 billion other people who have cell phones. It just so […]

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 manufacturing tasks are still performed by humans. 340 million of them, according to Goldman Sachs Research, which measured […]

“Differentiation in manufacturing is all time to market.” The Drishti Interview: Anik Bose, BGV

Anik Bose, General Partner at Benhamou Global Ventures, was the first investor to hear Drishti’s story—and, I’m flattered to say, the very first investor to commit, after just a 50-minute conversation. With our Series A round behind us, I recently grew curious: what was it about Drishti that captured his interest? We recently sat down […]

製造業が抱える100年越しの課題

現代的の製造業が直面している最大の課題は、人間の作業の可視化が出来ないことである。 何十年ものロボティクスと自動化の進歩を経ても、製造タスクの90%がいまだに人間によって実行されていることを認識すると、この問題の重要性を認識できる。ゴールドマン・サックスの調査では、製造業の全世界の雇用は3.4億人と言われている。 Prasad AkellaDr. Prasad Akella transformed manufacturing in the 1990s as leader of the General Motors team behind the world’s first collaborative robots (“cobots”), projected to be a $12 billion market by 2025. With cobots, Akella advanced robotics to safely amplify workers’ physical capabilities. With Drishti, Akella returns to the factory to again enhance […]

Drishtiの紹介: 自動化が進んだ世界で工場労働者の競争力を高める

製造業には2つの重大な秘密がある。 まず第一の秘密は、ロボティクスと自動化の長年の進歩に関わらず、大部分の工場での仕事はまだ人間によって実行されていることである。 スマートフォンがわかり易い例である。ご存知の通り、携帯電話を持っている約50億もの人とのデジタルな接点である。同時に、驚くほど大きな数の人々との物理的な接点も持っている。ただ、中国の工場でそのスマートフォンを作ってくれた約100人近くの人々がいることはあまり知られていない。 Prasad AkellaDr. Prasad Akella transformed manufacturing in the 1990s as leader of the General Motors team behind the world’s first collaborative robots (“cobots”), projected to be a $12 billion market by 2025. With cobots, Akella advanced robotics to safely amplify workers’ physical capabilities. With Drishti, Akella returns to the factory to again […]