A pair of former Apple engineers hope a systems of cameras and advanced software could dramatically accelerate the high-tech design process.
CNBC recently profiled Instrumental, a Silicon Valley company formed in 2015 by Anna-Katrina Shedletsky and Samuel Weiss. Shedletsky and Weiss, the company’s CEO and CTO, respectively, spent months of their Apple tenures in China ensuring that the company addressed potential manufacturing problems before its products hit stores.
Instrumental, the report said, monitors assembly lines with cameras and searches for defects with machine learning technology.
The system could help major electronics companies save on design testing expenses while helping avoid potentially costly and embarrassing issues in the consumer market. Smaller companies and startups, meanwhile, could gain increased access to overseas production capabilities.
"Instead of sending an army of engineers at an enormous cost, every engineer can view assembly data on every unit from their desks thousands of miles away," Kevin Zurawski of Motorola, an Instrumental client, told the network.