Join the Vision AI Pilot Program for Indiana’s Small and Medium-Sized Manufacturers

Jan 24, 2024 | Blog

Are you a small or medium-sized manufacturer based in Indiana looking to revolutionize your operations with cutting-edge technology? If so, you’re in luck! The Vision AI Pilot Program, in collaboration with the Indiana IoT Lab and the Indiana University Luddy School of Informatics, Computing, and Engineering, is here to offer you an incredible opportunity to fast-track your adoption of Industry 4.0 technology. This initiative is designed exclusively for Indiana-based SMBs, and it promises to bring tangible solutions to your manufacturing processes.



What is the Vision AI Pilot Program?

The Vision AI Pilot Program is a groundbreaking initiative that aims to install a fully functional AI-based vision system within your existing production operations. Developed by ClearObject, this turnkey vision AI platform will provide you with real-time insights and innovative problem-solving capabilities.

What sets this program apart is the involvement of second-year graduate students from Indiana University’s Luddy School of Informatics, Computing, and Engineering. These students are well-versed in data science, machine learning, and AI, having completed rigorous coursework and real-world projects during their first year of study. Their expertise will play a crucial role in ensuring the success of the Vision AI Pilot Program, offering manufacturers access to advanced knowledge and skills.

This partnership was built to fulfill the mission of providing a means by which SMB Manufacturers in the State of Indiana could cost-effectively adopt and deploy Industry4.0 emerging technologies, as well as, provide experiential learning for advanced, graduate students in Applied Data Sciences that will allow us to train and retain the highly-skilled workforce needed in the manufacturing environment of the future in the state of Indiana.


Vision AI Pilot Program Benefits

  • A Turnkey Vision AI Platform: You’ll gain access to ClearObject’s cutting-edge vision AI platform for real-time insights.
  • Expertise from IU’s Data Science Students: The program leverages the skills and insights of graduate-level data science students from Indiana University.
  • Tangible Solutions: Expect improved efficiency and product quality through the implementation of Industry 4.0 technologies.



Limited Availability – Act Now!

This program is exclusive to Indiana manufacturers, and initially, only three Vision AI Pilots are available per semester for 12 weeks from January to September. Participation is on a first-come-first-serve basis, so don’t miss out on this incredible opportunity to transform your manufacturing processes.


Register now to secure your spot in the Vision AI Pilot Program.


Vision AI Pilot Program Objectives

The Vision AI Pilot Program has several key objectives:

  • Tangible Solutions: It aims to demonstrate practical and beneficial solutions for participating manufacturers.
  • Inspiration for Others: The program serves as a live proof-of-concept that can inspire other manufacturers to embrace Industry 4.0 technologies.
  • Experiential Learning: Graduate-level data science students will have hands-on experiential learning opportunities through this program.


Do You Have an Operations Issue You Want to Fix? Send Us a Video!

If you have a specific operations issue that you’d like to address, you can take advantage of the Vision AI Pilot Program’s unique offer. Download a video of the process you’d like to assess, and the program will use ClearVision AI analysis to help solve your key business challenges.




Why Be Part of the Vision AI Pilot Program?

You might wonder why it’s essential to be part of the Vision AI Pilot Program. The answer lies in the remarkable benefits that manufacturers who have embraced machine connectivity, edge and cloud-based computing, and AI-based analytics have witnessed. These benefits include operational efficiency enhancements, cost reduction, and improved product quality.

However, the adoption of these technologies among small and medium-sized manufacturers has been slower than expected. Through extensive IoT Roadshows across the state, the Indiana IoT Lab identified two common challenges:

  1. Desire for Industry 4.0: Many manufacturers express a strong desire to initiate Industry 4.0 deployments but lack the readiness to act upon the data they collect.
  2. Real-Time Analysis Assistance: Others are collecting data but need help with real-time analysis and meaningful utilization.

In response to these challenges, the Indiana IoT Lab is committed to expanding the adoption of digital tools among small and medium-sized manufacturers while creating a talent pipeline of data scientists ready to support Industry 4.0 initiatives.



Learn more and register here.