[CES2024] S. Korean AI platform developer partners with virtual special tech firm

By Park Sae-jin Posted : January 12, 2024, 15:46 Updated : January 12, 2024, 15:46
Courtesy of Maumai
[Courtesy of Maum.ai]

LAS VEGAS -- Maum.ai, a South Korean corporate firm specializing in artificial intelligence systems for corporates, has forged a partnership with TeeLabs, a Seoul-based virtual clone special technology startup, at the Consumer Electronics Show, the world's largest annual electronics exhibition held in Las Vegas. The two companies will cooperate to develop technologies for autonomous driving and general robot management techniques.

Virtual cloning, also known as the virtual twin technique, focuses on creating a virtual clone of a real-life object or location. When a digital clone is created, it can be used for various tests, demonstrations, and other experiments without the worry of damaging the actual target. For example, a person could create a virtual clone of his or her home and fill it with new furniture to see which type best matches the environment.

The two South Korean startups forged a partnership at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2024 on January 11 (local time). TeeLabs will create numerous virtual clones of indoor environments using existing maps and data while Maum.ai will utilize its AI capabilities to create data for machine learning.

Based on the two companies' collaboration, an autonomous robot capable of navigating around Maum.ai's building will be developed. According to the AI developer, the newly-developed robot will navigate based on data acquired through its cameras. Conventional indoor autonomous navigation systems had to carry out spatial scans every time a change was made to the environment.

"We hope to enter the autonomous driving sector where AI can create bigger values," Maum.ai CEO Yoo Tae-joon told Aju Business Daily.
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