Delphi Technologies, the software giant founded by former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer, is expanding its focus on the development of new technologies to help it move its technology expertise from the laboratory to the cloud.
The company is creating a “STEM Engineering” program to help its employees in areas like cybersecurity, medical imaging, robotics, and artificial intelligence.
As part of its STEM engineering program, Delphi has created a STEM engineering team in its software engineering group that is working on “automated prosthetic limbs” that can move like real limbs, but with artificial intelligence and neural network capabilities, Delphias new program is focused on the creation of “human-machine interfaces.”
The program will be headed up by CEO and cofounder Tim Sweeney.
The new program, which is open to Delphi employees only, will be called the Delphi Robotics Team, and will work with Delphi’s technology teams in order to create “real-world prosthetics for roboticists,” according to a statement posted on Delphi.
The new program will work in conjunction with a robotics team that is also working on the technology team, the company said.
The goal is to provide Delphi with more “human tools that can help solve real-world challenges, while at the same time delivering benefits to its customers.”
While the program is in the works, Sweeney is still on the board of directors of Delphi, which will also create a “Delphi Robotics Hub” to help Delphi and its technology partners in developing “smart robots” and artificial limbs.
The company has a robotics lab in its offices, which has been part of the tech team since Ballmer left the company.
The roboticist’s arm is shown in this Delphi photo.