Germany robotics software program firm Waku Robotics closed a seed spherical of $1.64M (€1.5M). New buyers embody Schauenburg Ventures, Plug and Play, Technologiegründerfonds Sachsen (TGFS), Bito Campus and London-based proptech VC Pi Labs. Agilox founder Franz Humer and Hans-Jürgen Cramer are additionally collaborating within the spherical. The corporate was based in late 2019, and at the moment has lower than 20 workers.
Heterogeneous cellular robotic fleet administration
The corporate is a robotics consulting and software program improvement group. Its marquee software program answer is Waku Sense, designed for the optimum operation of cellular robots inside logistics and manufacturing. This fleet administration software program is vendor unbiased and provides fleet analytics and management of a heterogeneous fleet of cellular robots.
WAKU Sense orchestrates all robotic programs so as to optimally make the most of all sources within the system and is producer unbiased to simply assist any machine sooner or later. If a robotic at the moment isn’t within the system, Waku will combine it into the Waku Sense answer.
“With their providing, WAKU Robotics enhances our Ventures portfolio within the focus space of Robotics completely,” explains Malvine Komorek, Funding Supervisor of Schauenburg Ventures. “We will now cowl your complete Automation Journey: WAKU Robotics helps firms within the choice, procurement and operationalisation of cellular robots with present options available in the market. This participation is thus a priceless extension to NODE Robotics, which is beginning at a complicated level within the automation worth chain: the autonomous management of present, autonomously driving robots. This outcomes not solely in synergy results within the Ventures portfolio with one another, however particularly for our core portfolio, which is going through the automation problem.”
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The corporate additionally developed and maintains an unbiased comparability platform for cellular robots referred to as LotsOfBots. The positioning has an intuitive consumer search interface and options knowledge about every of the person robotic autos.
The LotsOfBots on-line interface helps potential customers of cellular robots to browse or search the marketplace for cellular robots. The interactive consumer interface makes it simple to shortly slender the sector of potential options. The database consists of each autonomous cellular robots (AMRs) and automated guided autos (AGVs). The corporate continues to replace the database with new robots as they arrive to market.
The corporate additionally provides consulting for shoppers simply beginning their robotics automation journey. They provides companies to assist consider logistics workflows inside a corporation after which choose and deploy the options. The LotsOfBots web site grew out of constructing their very own inside database of cellular robots for consumer tasks.
As a part of its consulting apply the corporate produced a robot operations best practices for mobile robots. This content material is free to obtain from the web site, and is an effective place to start out if you’re evaluating your wants for a cellular robotic.