4 Industrial Robotics Companies Making Science Fiction Reality: Part 2

In the second installment of this short series on robotics companies making waves in the sector, the Deep Tech Insider focuses on one Russian, two US-based startups and an Indian company that has been around since the mid-1990s.

1. RoboCV

RoboCV’s intention is to create robotic systems that can replace people in the routine and unproductive tasks of intra-warehouse logistics.

Founded in 2012 by Dmitry Smirnov, Sergey Maltsev, and Tigran Shahverdyan, the Moscow, Russia-based startup’s X-MOTION NG system allows customers to cost-effectively automate the shipping of pallet goods.

RoboCV has raised a total of $3.7 million in funding over four rounds.

2. Locus Robotics

Based in Wilmington, Massachusetts, Locus Robotics was founded in 2014 by Bruce Welty. The company designs and builds innovative autonomous mobile robots that work collaboratively alongside workers in the fast-paced logistics and fulfilment industries. Workers can pick 2x-3x faster with near-100% accuracy and less labour, delivering higher productivity and a better workplace.

The LocusEmpower(TM) system easily integrates into existing warehouse infrastructure without reconfiguring or disrupting workflows or infrastructure. The Locus system delivers unparalleled flexibility in moving inventory and orders through a fulfilment centre.

Since being founded some eight years ago, Locus Robotics has raised an unbelievable $299 million in funding over six rounds.

3. Smart Robotics

Smart Robotics develops intelligent, robot-independent software for the fast and flexible deployment of robots and co-bots in various logistics- and production processes all over the globe. With its AI software, it develops intelligent pick-and-place robot solutions that can handle millions of different items.

Smart Robotics’ software platform delivers unique value for any picking application, and is one of the most advanced robot- and cobot-control systems in the market and brings valuable benefits to our customers.

Founded in 2015 by Mark Menting and Heico Sandee, the Best, Noord-Brabant, Netherlands-based startup has grown from a small team of only four employees and one cobot, to a team of over 70 professionals and customers in over 15 countries.

4. Systemantics Sensible Robotics

Founded way back in 1995 by Jagannath Raju, Systemantics Sensible Robotics is an industrial robotics company headquartered out of Bangalore, India, on a mission to enable widespread adoption of flexible automation in industry. With the experience of having implemented custom turnkey solutions for several clients, the company has accomplished several innovations in robotics and industrial automation such as underwater robots and walking machines.

Systemantics Sensible Robotics is focused exclusively on the manufacture of high-quality industrial robots with design innovations that facilitate affordable solutions and a faster ROI.