We are thrilled to announce our partnership with and investment in Aromyx Corp. As the maker of the EssenceChip™, the digital platform for measuring taste and scent, Aromyx is directly aligned with our mission to advance machine perception in intelligence machines.
Aromyx develops technologies that for the first time enable scientific, reproducible measurement and digitization of taste and scent.
Until now, these sensory capabilities have been limited by the complexity of replicating the olfactory system in a way that is both scalable and repeatable.
It has been perfectly stated by SNS in their Global Report on Technology and the Economy, already. “For hundreds of years, if not longer, humans have had the dream of understanding, and then re-creating, the power behind the sense of smell. All of us are aware of the near-hypnotic power of this “fifth” sense, which seems to have a direct path not only to the brain, but also to our emotional associations with the past and present.”
Aromyx’s work to unlock this dream is both technologically impressive and a vital step for innovation in countless industries.
The first of its kind, Aromyx’s EssenceChip™ is a disposable biosensor that places the human taste and olfactory receptors into a biochip. The applications for this kind of technology are profound: from food and beverage quality control, flavor and fragrance, consumer packaged goods, and chemical and agricultural industries.
The ability to apply this technology to robotics will also help us detect and capture new modalities of data. These new modalities will inform decision making in autonomous machines and inspire the development of new learning models.
We are thrilled for our future work to explore novel applications of taste and smell for smart robots. The next generation of these intelligent machines will be based on their ability to both sense, and make sense of the world around them.
With these advancements, we are building a future defined by the successful collaboration of robots and humans.
Posted on: December 11, 2017