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Micropsi Offers New Ways to Train Robots

Posted by Rick Howe on July 21, 2020 10:53 AM

We're excited to share our new partnership with the robotics software company Micropsi Industries. Its MIRAI technology, a vision-based robot control system that, through artificial intelligence, enables robots to learn, to perform a wide range of complex tasks, and to handle variance in workspaces.


MIRAI is an AI-driven, fully productized system that anyone can use, not least workers at small- and medium-sized enterprises. Robots with MIRAI are trained through human demonstration in only days. No knowledge of programming or AI is necessary. To train a robot, a human repeatedly performs demonstrations of a task by manually guiding the robot by the robot's wrist. During the demonstrations, the MIRAI-powered robot takes in information through sensors, using the gathered data to learn how to do the task on its own. Robots with MIRAI can be retrained for different tasks.

“We’re really impressed by Micropsi Industries’ focus on accessibility,” said Mark Howe, Vice President of Sales and Marketing at Knotts. “Because their MIRAI controller learns from human demonstration and observation, it brings the advantages of artificial intelligence to manufacturers who may not have a programming infrastructure.”

Contact a Knotts team member for details about MIRAI and how it can help in your work environment:

About Micropsi Industries
Micropsi Industries builds cognitive machines. It provides high-end machine learning products for real-time control in robotics and automation. Founded in 2014 by a group of experienced entrepreneurs, software engineers, and scientists, most with cognitive science or machine learning backgrounds, Micropsi Industries is headquartered in Berlin and has an office in Brooklyn, NY. More at

Topics: Machine Vision, Micropsi, MIRAI