Cogniac, Doosan Bobcat Partner on Warehouse AI Tech


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Cogniac Corporation, a California-based provider of AI image and video analysis, has partnered with Doosan Bobcat NA to implement Cogniac’s proprietary visual data processing platform within the manufacturing warehouse kitting inspection process. This move will increase operational efficiencies, boost productivity, and reduce material handling times, according to a press release.

“We’re excited about this partnership as it demonstrates the efficacy of the Cogniac systems,” said Chuck Myers, CEO of Cogniac. “Our technology is designed to be additive to the manufacturing processes, offering companies the ability to increase the safety and standards of their products. Bobcat was a great choice for a partnership because they are pushing to innovate and adopt technology as a core pillar of their growth strategy.”

Companies are often already collecting useful visual data, making the Cogniac technology virtually plug-and-play. Cogniac’s Visual Operations Intelligence Platform offers customers the ability to process, in real time, large amounts of visual data collected for inspection, flagging them to a human operator for review. The system also allows for more strategic distribution of employees to projects. Cogniac has built their platform to be a no-code solution designed for non-technical users to allow for quick adoption and integration into existing workflows.

Bobcat leverages visual data in its warehouse to inspect bulk materials and parts for any potential inconsistencies to create precise kits to be used for downstream manufacturing processes. Ensuring a high level of accuracy on the assembly line is a key factor in work efficiency and commitment to quality at Bobcat. The company is committed to adopting the next evolution in advancing manufacturing technology to make operations smarter and eliminate production downtime. 

“Cogniac has produced a world class technology platform,” said Russ Honeyman, vice president of Quality Management at Doosan Bobcat North America. “Given our long history of innovation and focus on technology at Bobcat, the Cogniac system provides significant benefits for us, leading to higher efficiencies and optimized quality control in our processes.”

The partnership currently serves the Bobcat operations and warehouse in Otsego, Minnesota.