Article Content Summary Developed and commercialized an automated solution for logistics movement between processes in a manufacturing plant [Seoul=Newsis] Reporter Jinyoung Lee = Naver startup nurturing organization D2SF announced on the 16th that it had invested in Daim Research, a startup that developed an artificial intelligence (AI)-based manufacturing and logistics automation solution. This pre-series A investment from Dime Research is worth 2 billion won, and it is the first external investment it has attracted since the establishment of the corporation. In this investment, Company K, Stonebridge Ventures, and the Kite Entrepreneurs Foundation participated as joint investors. Dim Research has developed a solution that automates the movement of logistics between processes in manufacturing plants. It is a collaborative intelligence solution that enables various robots in industrial sites to collaborate and maximize work productivity. Existing solutions were not very effective due to the high initial cost of introduction and the need for continuous maintenance, but Dim Research succeeded in commercializing them by solving them with outstanding technologies such as AI reinforcement learning and digital twins. In particular, the strength of Dim Researchs solution is that the logistics robot recognizes and responds to process and environmental changes by itself based on AI reinforcement learning technology and minimizes maintenance and repair costs. Combined with its own digital twin technology to create and learn high-quality virtual scenarios, it can achieve great performance with little data. Dim Research is targeting high-tech manufacturing industries such as semiconductors, displays, and secondary batteries, and has already proven its competitiveness by signing main contracts with global companies in each field. Using AI reinforcement learning and digital twin technology, the company commercialized an integrated control solution for logistics robots on a scale of 1,000 for the first time in the world, and applied it to semiconductor factories to significantly improve key indicators such as maximum logistics throughput and average logistics transport time. Based on this commercialization experience, Dim Research will establish itself as a leading company in secondary battery factory automation in the first half of the year and enter the US and European markets within this year. Youngjae Jang, CEO of Dim Research, is a professor in the Department of System Engineering at KAIST, with rich research and industrial field experience in manufacturing logistics and factory automation. He started his business with excellent Ph.D. personnel, and after that, he succeeded in recruiting development talents to build a development team with solid technology ranging from original technology R&D to commercial software development. Yang Sang-hwan, leader of Navers D2SF, said that the need for automation of manufacturing and logistics is rapidly increasing worldwide and, in particular, in the high-tech industry, related equipment investment is expanding at a fast pace. He said that he has proven both technology and business feasibility by generating sales based on this. Meanwhile, Naver D2SF has invested in 86 technology startups since its launch in 2015 and is currently recruiting new investment teams through its website.