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'X' AI Marks the Spot: Xaba Develops AI-Powered Platforms, xCognition and xTrude

By Alex Passett
April 18, 2023

The mission of Toronto-based AI-driven robotics developer Xaba (Xaba.ai, or Xaba Inc.) is to develop intelligent automation that enables a world of sustainable manufacturing. That’s the future in the company’s crosshairs.

It seems Xaba is inching closer to the realization of this very future, as it has closed a successful round of seed funding; a round necessary to accelerate and bring to market two new manufacturing platforms: xCognition and xTrude. (The funding was led by Hazelview Ventures and Whiteshell Group Inc.)

Per a rep from Xaba, what motivates its core mission is simple. “Manufacturing today is highly unsustainable,” the rep explained. “Today’s manufacturing methods require a large amount of energy, manual involvement and the use of non-renewable materials with unintelligent machinery. This leads to poor quality and throughput. A better, more sustainable future requires new-gen manufacturing based on industrial AI to unlock the full benefits of fabrication processes.”

Given how quickly the robotics market has been changing (and how significant market interests are on a sharp rise), intelligent and autonomous robotics systems that bring to fruition a more sustainable Industry 4.0 really should be on the table. Hence, Xaba’s objective.

With the success of its funding, the platforms’ developments will be expedited in order to improve Xaba’s technologies, grow its team, and support its customers.

Speaking of said platforms, Xaba’s xCognition and xTrude use proprietary, state-of-the-art industrial AI to eliminate the need for constant human supervision, intervention and reprogramming. According to Xaba, with consistency, robustness and high-execution quality and autonomy, the company’s platforms and approaches to innovation focus on transforming robots (i.e. ones currently used in manufacturing) into more intelligent and self-directed systems capable of optimizing and adjusting mechanizations’ design flows automatically.

Specific to each platform:

xCognition is Xaba's AI-driven control system that captures and models the physics of industrial robotics systems (i.e. elastic, dynamic, mechanical or tooling, etcetera) and enables them to execute tasks with a combination of maximum accuracy and repeatability.

xTrude is Xaba's AI-driven control system used for Fused Deposition Modeling (FDM) processes. These, via machine learning (ML), enable more effective 3D-printing of large functional manufacturing parts while simultaneously reducing de-lamination, collapse, and distortion-related failures.

Moreover, by partnering with aerospace and automotive industry experts in the U.S., Canada and Europe, Xaba’s technologies are aimed at significantly improving many aspects of sectors like automotive, construction, development and more – and all sustainably.

“Xaba’s novel automation, manufacturing, and advanced materials technology is very compelling, such that we believe they can have a great impact on many industries,” said Roger Poirier, co-founder of Hazelview Ventures. “Consistent with our investment strategy, we are looking forward to working with Xaba to unlock the full sustainable potential of their technology.”

Learn more about xCognition and xTrude here.




Edited by Greg Tavarez
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