Avant Garde Center of Excellence

The Fourth Industrial Revolution

The phrase “Fourth Industrial Revolution” (IR4.0) was coined in 2015 by Klaus Schwab. It is the automation of traditional manufacturing and industrial practices, using modern smart technology. Large-scale machine-to-machine communication (M2M) and the internet of things (IoT) are integrated for increased automation, improved communication and self-monitoring, and production of smart machines that can analyze and diagnose issues without the need for human intervention.  It is the revolution of connectivity, an industrial transformation that covers every aspect of industries and economic activities.

To meet customer’s demand for shorter lead time, faster delivery and cheaper products while maintaining quality, companies will need to digitize, automate, and interconnect all processes, not just within the company but also along the entire value chain from manufacturers to end users. This includes customers and business partners.  At the same time, data security cannot be compromised.


Impact of COVID-19 Pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic highlighted how essential automation is to the modern industry.   Adoption of IR4.0 in factories is no longer a luxury but a necessity.  Concerns about the pandemic merely accelerated the pre-existing trends for automation and investment in artificial intelligence technology.

With many tasks that used to be performed by us being automated, there is an urgent need to reskill our workforce and to future proof the workforce.  We introduce affordable AI and robotic technologies for use in businesses and for talent development in preparing the workforce with the necessary skills to thrive in IR4.0.


Industrial Sector

For the industrial sector, we provide cost-efficient robots for use in manufacturing, hospitality, and retail. We have an ecosystem of resources with end-to-end solutions that can solve problems in different verticals that will improve efficiency and reduce costs through harnessing these technologies.

We work closely with system integrators, trainers, and consultants in such digitization exercises where we automate processes with our robot arms. The added benefit of automation is not just in the performance of the task but also in the collection of data for big data analytics that will be applicable in   various parts of the business.

The range of robots for these applications include Dobot Magician, a 4-axis robot arm, Dobot CR5, a 6-axis collaborative robot arm and Dobot M1, a SCARA robot arm.

Dobot CR5

Safe, Flexible Collaborative Robot

Dobot M1

Collaborative SCARA Robot

Dobot Magician

For Light Industry & Practical Training

Education Sector

For education, our robotic solutions can be applied to talent development via STEAM education, an education model that contains the elements of Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics. Renowned universities like MIT, Oxford and Jiaotong have started using Dobot Magician as an educational tool to teach AI.  Whereas in China, primary and secondary schools has started using both Dobot Magician and Dobot Magician Lite as an educational tool. Students as young as 6 years old are being introduced to AI in their school. China and Vietnam realize the need and urgency in building an AI savvy workforce, resulting in their stellar economic performance in recent years.

Dobot Magician

All-in-one STEAM Education Platform

Dobot Magician Lite

The Perfect K12 Platform for Students and Educators

Retail and Service Sector

For the retail and service sector, we work with UURobot Asia to provide professional service robots, a delivery robot, Canbot MX-2, and a humanoid service robot, Canbot U05.