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Komatsu Partners with Tech Company to Develop Smart Worksites

This move expands on Komatsu’s Smart Construction program, which the company started in 2015 to make smart, connected worksites.

Thu December 14, 2017 - National Edition
Emily Buenzle


Nvidia will work with Komatsu to map out 3D versions of worksites, complete with real-time images of workers and equipment.
Nvidia will work with Komatsu to map out 3D versions of worksites, complete with real-time images of workers and equipment.

Tech company Nvidia and Komatsu will be teaming up to integrate AI into industry worksites to boost both safety and efficiency, Tech Crunch reported.

Nvidia CEO Jensen Huang announced the partnership Dec. 13 at GTC Japan, a key AI event. Huang discussed how Nvidia's GPU hardware will help to create “brains for equipment on worksites, Tech Crunch reported. In addition, Nvidia will work with Komatsu to map out 3D versions of worksites, complete with real-time images of workers and equipment.

This move expands on Komatsu's Smart Construction program, which the company started in 2015 to make smart, connected worksites.

The collaboration will include using drones by SkyCatch for imaging and Nvidia's Jetson platform for image processing and recognition that will connect with cameras in Komatsu's equipment, Tech Crunch reported.