INDUSTRIES

Improve Model Performance for Robotics & Manufacturing

Sama reduces costs, increases productivity, and reinforces safety with highly accurate training data for your robotics and manufacturing ML models.

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CAPABILITIES

Advanced 2D and 3D capabilities that support complex workflows

From huge assembly lines to the smallest autonomous mobile robot (AMR), we help power and train robotics AI by delivering high-quality data annotations quickly, accurately, and ethically.

360° 3D Multi Sensor

We support complex workflows with the ability to load up to 14 sensors, including cameras, LiDAR, radar and ultrasonic sensors, as well as support multiple point-clouds. We also help make your data cleaner through SLAM algorithms to augment your sensors, accumulated point clouds and global coordinate conversion in addition to camera shutter and ego motion compensation. Our custom intensity points visualization enables our team to identify objects more clearly, providing more precise annotations quicker.

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Spatial Detection & Object Tracking

We excel at even the most complex workflows—supporting up to 14 sensors, high density of objects, and 2D object detection across video sequences at scale. Our ML assisted extrapolation and preprocessing systems—combined with our expert human-in-the-loop workforce—allow us to deliver highly accurate annotations, faster.

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Medium Sequences

A unique combination of human expertise and fine-tuned automation enables us to provide high-quality annotations across long sequences of frames (e.g. several minutes of assembly line footage).

We rely on our proprietary algorithms and preprocessing systems to accurately track objects, then overlay human expertise to deliver precise annotations across medium sequences at scale.

ADAS video feed annotated for medium sequences

Infrastructure Monitoring

Sama provides high-quality annotations for image and video data resulting from IoT-connected smart cameras, drones, satellite imagery, and other computer vision applications of infrastructure monitoring. Detect maintenance problems and safety concerns—all with a higher degree of accuracy and at a lower total cost of ownership (TCO) powered by the highest-quality annotation solutions.

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Applications

Experts in Robotics & Manufacturing Data Annotation and Model Validation 

Palletization & Depalletization

High-quality training data for (de-)palletization systems reduces the time to implementation. For example, a dark line in a pallet could be between two boxes, or it could be between two flaps of one box. While it’s easy for a human to see the difference, a poorly trained system would struggle. Annotating these two similar, but distinct, pieces of data accurately the first time means smart systems are a step ahead from the beginning. 

Model Validation

Our model validation solutions provide deep visibility into performance and offer actionable insights to improve model predictions. Our team of experts reviews predictions, identifying false positives or negatives along with inaccurate predictions to highlight weaknesses. When gaps are exposed, we recommend the type of data needed to correct them. This includes validation for model predictions across 360° multi-sensors to ensure you hit KPIs before shipping your model to production.

Cobot Training Data

When integrating cobots into manufacturing and production, you can save time and money by training them on high-quality annotations on smaller datasets. For large datasets, Sama’s skilled, in-house annotators proactively identify gaps in your data—avoiding delays in launching cobots due to missed use cases.

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Quality Control

Optimizing your quality control process, increases accuracy while optimizing operational efficiency and reducing labor costs. Sama’s expert workforce and advanced 2D and 3D image annotation tools classify defects with high accuracy, minimizing the risk of recall and allowing manufacturers to halt production lines only when absolutely necessary.

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Package Inspection

Sama delivers high quality annotations to help accurately and quickly identify functional flaws, defects, or contaminants — at scale. Advanced annotation tools help to accurately detect and classify product labels and packaging to improve throughput and minimize the risk of recall.

PLATFORM

What Our Platform Offers

Advanced 3D Technologies

Accelerate your model development with our advanced 3D technologies, including: SLAM algorithms to augment your sensors; custom intensity points visualization; accumulated point clouds; egomotion compensation; pre-annotation; and global coordinates conversions. We easily load up to 14 cameras and multiple point-clouds from multi-LiDAR, radar, and/or ultrasonic sensors.

Proactive Quality at-Scale

Our proactive approach minimizes delays while maintaining quality to help teams and models hit their milestones. All of our solutions are backed by SamaAssure™, the industry’s highest quality guarantee for ADAS, AV, and Generative AI. We start with a 95% written quality guarantee for every project but can guarantee up to 99.5%—regardless of complexity or scale.

Proactive Insights

SamaIQ™ combines the expertise of the industry’s best specialists with deep industry knowledge and proprietary algorithms to deliver faster insights and reduce the likelihood of unwanted biases and other privacy or compliance vulnerabilities.

Collaborative Project Space

SamaHub™, our collaborative project space, is designed for enhanced communication. Clients have access to collaboration workflows, self-service sampling and complete reporting to track their project’s progress.

Easy Integrations

We offer a variety of integration options, including APIs, CLIs, and webhooks that allow you to seamlessly connect our platform to your existing workflows. The Sama API is a powerful tool that allows you to programmatically query the status of projects, post new tasks to be done, receive results automatically, and more. We also offer custom engineering to integrate deeply into your custom APIs and workflows.

Multimodal Support

Beyond computer vision, Sama’s Supervised Fine Tuning service for LLMs helps improve in-cabin safety and experience with better voice commands, and unlocks other multi-modal AI experiences such as vision + audio, or gestures + voice. We can also layer voice + sentiment analysis to detect changes in tone which affect meaning.

CASE STUDIES

Sama provides high-quality and consistently accurate annotation for today’s most complex robotic and manufacturing systems

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Accurate Data Gives PolyPerception Facilities Better Stream Visibility

PolyPerception provides an AI-powered waste management platform to plastics and material recovery facilities. Sama accurately labeled millions of waste objectives, delivering an annotation quality score of 99%

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Sama Annotation Solution Help Train Precision AI's Agricultural Drones

"Trying to create AI models that can work on any stage of plant can be a challenge. Sama’s annotation solution helped us overcome this issue."
— Heather Claire, Product Manager at Precision AI

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TESTIMONIALS

Top ML Teams Love Sama

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Trying to create AI models that can work on any stage of plant can be a challenge. Sama’s annotation solution helped us overcome this issue. Sama’s accuracy rate is consistently at 99%, which is incredible!

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Heather Clair
Heather Clair
Product Manager
at
Precision AI

Trying to create AI models that can work on any stage of plant can be a challenge. Sama’s annotation solution helped us overcome this issue. Sama’s accuracy rate is consistently at 99%, which is incredible!

Heather Clair
Heather Clair
Product Manager
at
Precision AI

Sama’s agility, ability to scale, and transparency they’ve given along the way make them the ideal training data partner.

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Ankur Khator
Ankur Khator
Sr. Program Manager
at
Microsoft

Sama’s agility, ability to scale, and transparency they’ve given along the way make them the ideal training data partner.

Ankur Khator
Ankur Khator
Sr. Program Manager
at
Microsoft

In a partner we’re looking for someone that can handle the volumes of data that we can generate, and handle those volumes in a quality manner. Sama is able to fulfill our business requirements, and do that cost effectively, but they have the added benefit of being an impact provider.

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Steve Heck
Steve Heck
CTO
at
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In a partner we’re looking for someone that can handle the volumes of data that we can generate, and handle those volumes in a quality manner. Sama is able to fulfill our business requirements, and do that cost effectively, but they have the added benefit of being an impact provider.

Steve Heck
Steve Heck
CTO
at
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We have been impressed, not only with their consistent level of high quality, but with their entire approach to training data strategy. To us they are a perfect addition to our work in AI.

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Demetrio Aiello
Demetrio Aiello
Head of the Artificial Intelligence & Robotics Labs
at
Continental

We have been impressed, not only with their consistent level of high quality, but with their entire approach to training data strategy. To us they are a perfect addition to our work in AI.

Demetrio Aiello
Demetrio Aiello
Head of the Artificial Intelligence & Robotics Labs
at
Continental

Once you have a trained team, it pays off because they know what to look for. Some objects just blend into the background in images, so you need a trained eye to spot them.

Learn More
Ben Suidman
Ben Suidman
Senior Program Manager
at
Vulcan

Once you have a trained team, it pays off because they know what to look for. Some objects just blend into the background in images, so you need a trained eye to spot them.

Ben Suidman
Ben Suidman
Senior Program Manager
at
Vulcan

We had a ton of pictures of cows from Washington, where we are, but cows look different in Africa. Diversity in the dataset has been super challenging.

Learn More
Gracie Ermi
Gracie Ermi
Research Software Engineer
at
Vulcan

We had a ton of pictures of cows from Washington, where we are, but cows look different in Africa. Diversity in the dataset has been super challenging.

Gracie Ermi
Gracie Ermi
Research Software Engineer
at
Vulcan

We significantly improved our training data, enhancing our object detection algorithm to identify people or doors.

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Naty Shemer
Naty Shemer
R&D Group Manager
at
Indoor Robotics

We significantly improved our training data, enhancing our object detection algorithm to identify people or doors.

Naty Shemer
Naty Shemer
R&D Group Manager
at
Indoor Robotics

Sama was a force multiplier for us and a key success factor for our project. They delivered high-quality annotated data on time, listened to our feedback, and were very flexible in accommodating our requests.

Learn More
Xuan Yang
Xuan Yang
Computer Vision Researcher
at
Google

Sama was a force multiplier for us and a key success factor for our project. They delivered high-quality annotated data on time, listened to our feedback, and were very flexible in accommodating our requests.

Xuan Yang
Xuan Yang
Computer Vision Researcher
at
Google

Quality is important to them. You really get the sense they are there for more than just the financial transaction. They are a true partner.

Learn More
Vamsi Madabhushi
Vamsi Madabhushi
Product Manager
at
Walmart

Quality is important to them. You really get the sense they are there for more than just the financial transaction. They are a true partner.

Vamsi Madabhushi
Vamsi Madabhushi
Product Manager
at
Walmart

Working with Sama has made a demonstrable impact on our ability not only to service our current clients better but also to expand our services to new types of clients and new markets.

Learn More
Clare Bruzek
Clare Bruzek
VP of Operations
at
Tribe Dynamics

Working with Sama has made a demonstrable impact on our ability not only to service our current clients better but also to expand our services to new types of clients and new markets.

Clare Bruzek
Clare Bruzek
VP of Operations
at
Tribe Dynamics

Sama gave us visibility into the data labeling process, with tight QA feedback loops to ensure the high standard of quality we required for our models.

Learn More
Dhanesh Ramachandram
Dhanesh Ramachandram
Senior Machine Learning Researcher
at
Swift Medical

Sama gave us visibility into the data labeling process, with tight QA feedback loops to ensure the high standard of quality we required for our models.

Dhanesh Ramachandram
Dhanesh Ramachandram
Senior Machine Learning Researcher
at
Swift Medical

The team quickly learned to distinguish between waste objects, which differ greatly from region to region. Communication channels remained open for feedback, with a continuous open discussion about how efforts were progressing.

Learn More
Rafael Hautekiet
Rafael Hautekiet
CEO
at
PolyPerception

The team quickly learned to distinguish between waste objects, which differ greatly from region to region. Communication channels remained open for feedback, with a continuous open discussion about how efforts were progressing.

Rafael Hautekiet
Rafael Hautekiet
CEO
at
PolyPerception

There’s a possibility to make an impact on legislation and on the environment, but not without accurately labeled data.

Learn More
Parshva Mehta
Parshva Mehta
COO
at
PolyPerception

There’s a possibility to make an impact on legislation and on the environment, but not without accurately labeled data.

Parshva Mehta
Parshva Mehta
COO
at
PolyPerception

Having worked with different cloud providers where the staff doing the actual work was always very hidden from us, we appreciated the transparency and social sustainability of Sama.

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Mikael Andersson
Mikael Andersson
Sr Product Owner
at
Volumental

Having worked with different cloud providers where the staff doing the actual work was always very hidden from us, we appreciated the transparency and social sustainability of Sama.

Mikael Andersson
Mikael Andersson
Sr Product Owner
at
Volumental

Sama’s agents became increasingly better at labeling our data thanks to feedback loops. This iterative way of working has made them experts on our data.

Learn More
Johanna Schacht
Johanna Schacht
AI Team Lead
at
Orbisk

Sama’s agents became increasingly better at labeling our data thanks to feedback loops. This iterative way of working has made them experts on our data.

Johanna Schacht
Johanna Schacht
AI Team Lead
at
Orbisk

You can imagine the heaps of images coming in from the restaurants that we work with. Most are identified by image recognition algorithms, but for outliers and edge cases, we rely on Sama.

Learn More
Olaf van der Veen
Olaf van der Veen
CEO and Co-Founder
at
Orbisk

You can imagine the heaps of images coming in from the restaurants that we work with. Most are identified by image recognition algorithms, but for outliers and edge cases, we rely on Sama.

Olaf van der Veen
Olaf van der Veen
CEO and Co-Founder
at
Orbisk

Trying to create AI models that can work on any stage of plant can be a challenge. Sama’s annotation solution helped us overcome this issue. Sama’s accuracy rate is consistently at 99%, which is incredible!

Learn More
Heather Clair
Heather Clair
Product Manager
Precision AI

Trying to create AI models that can work on any stage of plant can be a challenge. Sama’s annotation solution helped us overcome this issue. Sama’s accuracy rate is consistently at 99%, which is incredible!

Heather Clair
Heather Clair
Product Manager
Precision AI

Sama’s agility, ability to scale, and transparency they’ve given along the way make them the ideal training data partner.

Learn More
Ankur Khator
Ankur Khator
Sr. Program Manager
Microsoft

Sama’s agility, ability to scale, and transparency they’ve given along the way make them the ideal training data partner.

Ankur Khator
Ankur Khator
Sr. Program Manager
Microsoft

In a partner we’re looking for someone that can handle the volumes of data that we can generate, and handle those volumes in a quality manner. Sama is able to fulfill our business requirements, and do that cost effectively, but they have the added benefit of being an impact provider.

Learn More
Steve Heck
Steve Heck
CTO
Getty Images

In a partner we’re looking for someone that can handle the volumes of data that we can generate, and handle those volumes in a quality manner. Sama is able to fulfill our business requirements, and do that cost effectively, but they have the added benefit of being an impact provider.

Steve Heck
Steve Heck
CTO
Getty Images

We have been impressed, not only with their consistent level of high quality, but with their entire approach to training data strategy. To us they are a perfect addition to our work in AI.

Learn More
Demetrio Aiello
Demetrio Aiello
Head of the Artificial Intelligence & Robotics Labs
Continental

We have been impressed, not only with their consistent level of high quality, but with their entire approach to training data strategy. To us they are a perfect addition to our work in AI.

Demetrio Aiello
Demetrio Aiello
Head of the Artificial Intelligence & Robotics Labs
Continental

Once you have a trained team, it pays off because they know what to look for. Some objects just blend into the background in images, so you need a trained eye to spot them.

Learn More
Ben Suidman
Ben Suidman
Senior Program Manager
Vulcan

Once you have a trained team, it pays off because they know what to look for. Some objects just blend into the background in images, so you need a trained eye to spot them.

Ben Suidman
Ben Suidman
Senior Program Manager
Vulcan

We had a ton of pictures of cows from Washington, where we are, but cows look different in Africa. Diversity in the dataset has been super challenging.

Learn More
Gracie Ermi
Gracie Ermi
Research Software Engineer
Vulcan

We had a ton of pictures of cows from Washington, where we are, but cows look different in Africa. Diversity in the dataset has been super challenging.

Gracie Ermi
Gracie Ermi
Research Software Engineer
Vulcan

We significantly improved our training data, enhancing our object detection algorithm to identify people or doors.

Learn More
Naty Shemer
Naty Shemer
R&D Group Manager
Indoor Robotics

We significantly improved our training data, enhancing our object detection algorithm to identify people or doors.

Naty Shemer
Naty Shemer
R&D Group Manager
Indoor Robotics

Sama was a force multiplier for us and a key success factor for our project. They delivered high-quality annotated data on time, listened to our feedback, and were very flexible in accommodating our requests.

Learn More
Xuan Yang
Xuan Yang
Computer Vision Researcher
Google

Sama was a force multiplier for us and a key success factor for our project. They delivered high-quality annotated data on time, listened to our feedback, and were very flexible in accommodating our requests.

Xuan Yang
Xuan Yang
Computer Vision Researcher
Google

Quality is important to them. You really get the sense they are there for more than just the financial transaction. They are a true partner.

Learn More
Vamsi Madabhushi
Vamsi Madabhushi
Product Manager
Walmart

Quality is important to them. You really get the sense they are there for more than just the financial transaction. They are a true partner.

Vamsi Madabhushi
Vamsi Madabhushi
Product Manager
Walmart

Working with Sama has made a demonstrable impact on our ability not only to service our current clients better but also to expand our services to new types of clients and new markets.

Learn More
Clare Bruzek
Clare Bruzek
VP of Operations
Tribe Dynamics

Working with Sama has made a demonstrable impact on our ability not only to service our current clients better but also to expand our services to new types of clients and new markets.

Clare Bruzek
Clare Bruzek
VP of Operations
Tribe Dynamics

Sama gave us visibility into the data labeling process, with tight QA feedback loops to ensure the high standard of quality we required for our models.

Learn More
Dhanesh Ramachandram
Dhanesh Ramachandram
Senior Machine Learning Researcher
Swift Medical

Sama gave us visibility into the data labeling process, with tight QA feedback loops to ensure the high standard of quality we required for our models.

Dhanesh Ramachandram
Dhanesh Ramachandram
Senior Machine Learning Researcher
Swift Medical

The team quickly learned to distinguish between waste objects, which differ greatly from region to region. Communication channels remained open for feedback, with a continuous open discussion about how efforts were progressing.

Learn More
Rafael Hautekiet
Rafael Hautekiet
CEO
PolyPerception

The team quickly learned to distinguish between waste objects, which differ greatly from region to region. Communication channels remained open for feedback, with a continuous open discussion about how efforts were progressing.

Rafael Hautekiet
Rafael Hautekiet
CEO
PolyPerception

There’s a possibility to make an impact on legislation and on the environment, but not without accurately labeled data.

Learn More
Parshva Mehta
Parshva Mehta
COO
PolyPerception

There’s a possibility to make an impact on legislation and on the environment, but not without accurately labeled data.

Parshva Mehta
Parshva Mehta
COO
PolyPerception

Having worked with different cloud providers where the staff doing the actual work was always very hidden from us, we appreciated the transparency and social sustainability of Sama.

Learn More
Mikael Andersson
Mikael Andersson
Sr Product Owner
Volumental

Having worked with different cloud providers where the staff doing the actual work was always very hidden from us, we appreciated the transparency and social sustainability of Sama.

Mikael Andersson
Mikael Andersson
Sr Product Owner
Volumental

Sama’s agents became increasingly better at labeling our data thanks to feedback loops. This iterative way of working has made them experts on our data.

Learn More
Johanna Schacht
Johanna Schacht
AI Team Lead
Orbisk

Sama’s agents became increasingly better at labeling our data thanks to feedback loops. This iterative way of working has made them experts on our data.

Johanna Schacht
Johanna Schacht
AI Team Lead
Orbisk

You can imagine the heaps of images coming in from the restaurants that we work with. Most are identified by image recognition algorithms, but for outliers and edge cases, we rely on Sama.

Learn More
Olaf van der Veen
Olaf van der Veen
CEO and Co-Founder
Orbisk

You can imagine the heaps of images coming in from the restaurants that we work with. Most are identified by image recognition algorithms, but for outliers and edge cases, we rely on Sama.

Olaf van der Veen
Olaf van der Veen
CEO and Co-Founder
Orbisk
WHY SAMA

Why Choose Sama

Sama delivers not only accurate video annotation, but insights and recommendations via our vertically integrated platform combined with human-in-the-loop experts, all while embracing an ethical AI approach. This is why companies come to us when other video annotation solutions fail.

Enterprise-Strength

No matter how complex your models, we consistently deliver a 99% client acceptance rate as you scale, even with high ambiguity images and edge cases.

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Industry Experience

Sama has over 15 years of experience and our annotators have an average tenure of 2+ years.  Vertically segmented teams provide expertise into industry nuances.

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Ethical AI

As the first AI certified B Corp, Sama has provided economic opportunities for over 65,000 employees from underserved communities.

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Data Security

ISO certified delivery centers, a biometric secured platform and our in-house workforce help protect your data from unauthorized access and data corruption from ingestion to delivery.

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DATA SECURITY

Data Security is Our Top Priority

Your data remains protected and private because it’s managed in a secure facility by full-time in-house workforce of data experts. Your Data is Yours – Sama does not share or keep any datasets for training or other purposes, unlike crowdsourced alternatives.

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