Product Page: Siemens Industrial Edge – SAM Speech Assistant for Machines
SAM has the complete engineering environment accessible via web interface.
The knowledge of the SAM can be imported from the design data (CAD, Automation program etc.)
Tables and spreadsheets can be imported via a flexible csv importer
Out of the box dialogs for many user questions
Simple configuration of new questions within the UI of the SAM
The natural language understanding of SAM is powered by an AI based chatbot
The connectivity from the edge platform is used by SAM to connect to any automation hardware
SAM supports multiple languages with more to follow. Now the following languages are supported: (EN/DE/ES)
All functionality is available offline without internet connection
Hands free control of machines
SAM has a wake up work: By saying "Hello SAM" the chatbot wakes up.
Enable workers to work with different types of machines with only a brief introduction
Access information about your production from anywhere
For managers it is interesting to get detailed information about their production. Most often managers have no direct access to all KPIs and hence rely on daily reports for information.
Would it not be useful to get the status of a machine, certain KPIs, the manual and general information about the machine directly via voice command from the owner's smartphone?
Through the secure Industrial Edge gateway, managers can connect their SAM smartphone app directly to the edge device running on the shop floor. This then allows to read out live KPIs from the machine or historical data from databases. When performance is dropping, or an alarm occurs the manager can then react immediately.
Control your machine – via voice
Sometimes there is a need to control a machine without using one's hands. This may be because both hands are required for another operation or one is not close the control panel. This is often the case during the commissioning phase of a plant. Here it is required to carefully move certain parts of the machine without going back to the control panel all the time. SAM allows the user - under certain conditions to control his machine via voice.
Controlling a machine via voice is of course safety critical. One needs to be certain that a command is not misunderstood or does not do the wrong thing. For this reason, SAM works with a secure confirmation mechanism.
Every action to be executed will first be repeated back to the user and must be acknowledged before final execution. This guarantees a safe operation and control of the machine and has never failed before – even in extremely noisy environments like the Hannover fair. However, this function still requires careful evaluation in the safety concept of a machine and should be used with care.
We are particularly proud of the easy to use and patented configuration of the dialogs of SAM. With a simple filtering mechanism and a few examples, the user can create his own question and answer pairs and create his own dialogs. All question and answer pairs can be reused so that the engineering only needs to be performed once – and henceforth can be applied to any new machine.
For example: The user wants to ask about the status of a certain alarm. After creating an intent (i.e. question answer pair) within SAM for the first machine, this intent works for all machines for all alarms as these intent templates are generic.
- You have a technical question / problem: Ask the Technical Support
- You want to discuss in our forum and exchange experiences with other users
- You want to create CAx data for one or more products
- You would like to send us feedback on this Entry