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Highlights

  • AI-driven autonomous systems’ ability to make real-time and dynamic adjustments to handle complex situations is helping enterprises overcome the challenges of traditional industrial control systems. 
  • TCS is collaborating with Microsoft on Project Bonsai to provide AI-driven solutions for building optimized autonomous systems.
  • Intelligent, autonomous systems drive multifold benefits including less wastage, improved product quality, and more.


 


Overview

Autonomy is the next frontier in industrial control systems.

Traditional control systems reach their limits when dealing with highly variable scenarios or when they have to focus on several competing optimization goals for throughput and quality at the same time. Autonomous systems can help. They can augment the capabilities of current proportional integral derivative (PID) and model predictive control (MPC)-based control systems. AI-driven autonomous systems make real-time and dynamic adjustments to handle complex situations.

By sensing and responding in real time, AI-powered automation optimizes equipment and processes. With it you can get more out of your systems as they will be able to control complex and dynamic processes, reduce the load on human experts, and manage multiple, conflicting optimization goals. 


Solution

Democratizing the development of autonomous control systems with AI

Project Bonsai is an autonomous systems platform from Microsoft that provides tools to build an AI agent called ‘brain’ for driving industrial control systems in an optimal manner. With low-code AI capabilities, it enables plant engineers to build and train the brain to leverage their subject matter expertise through machine teaching. A complete toolchain for building, training, and deploying brains, it has three main solution pillars—simulation, machine teaching and deep reinforcement learning.

TCS has partnered with Microsoft on Project Bonsai to provide cutting-edge, AI-powered solutions to build optimized autonomous systems. Through our work on Project Bonsai, TCS aims to bring optimization in the following areas: 

  • Manufacturing yield optimization: Provide optimal recommendations to operators in areas such as machine calibration, process optimization, and industrial controls with AI-powered solutions.
  • Chemical processing: Maximize production and minimize wastage and energy cost through optimized transition between product variants, process control or machine calibration.
  • Logistics and supply chain optimization: Minimize disruptions and improve customer experience with resilient and optimized supply chain solutions. 
  • Energy management: Dynamically manage environmental parameters in a building to optimize energy spent and maximize equipment lifetime.

     


Benefits

Make your industrial systems intelligent.

TCS autonomous systems solutions on Project Bonsai help: 

  • Reduce wastage.
  • Improve product quality.
  • Maximize manufacturing yield.
  • Minimize machine downtime.
  • Optimize workforce deployment. 

 


The TCS advantage

Take a step closer toward autonomous systems with TCS.

TCS has made early investments in building autonomous systems capabilities with Project Bonsai. Leveraging the expertise of our Bonsai consultants, and our deep reinforcement learning and industry capabilities, we help companies develop autonomous systems. 

TCS has advanced specializations in Azure, AI, and machine learning. Our deep knowledge of simulators, combined with our strong partnership with Microsoft, augment the quality of our products and services.