In the current era, Big Data, Artificial Intelligence, and a few other technologies are in the spotlight. However, robotics remains to be a major tech of the future as everything is becoming automated. Understanding this, there are some startups in the robotic sector that are aiming to deploy robots and cobots in an efficient way.
The Dutch startup Smart Robotics combines robotics with AI to enable the fast and flexible deployment of robots. Established in 2015 by Mark Menting and Heico Sandee, Smart Robotics is a leading developer of intelligent, and robot-independent software for the fast development of collaborative robots and cobots.
Secures funding from Dutch VC
The Dutch robotics startup just announced that it has secured a substantial investment in a round led by Dutch high-tech VC Innovation Industries and Mirai Creation Fund II, which is backed by Toyota Motor Corporation.
Smart Robotics will use this investment to accelerate the rollout of the company’s palletising and item picking applications. Also, it will be used for the development of new software applications.
AI-based software platform!
The AI-based software platform of Smart Robotics enables the fast deployment of cobots across industries such as FMCG, pharma, and e-commerce. With its software platform, the company configures the cobots easily so that there is no need to program any longer. This speeds up the process of setting up a cobot as it can be done within a few minutes. Also, it makes it possible to easily reconfigure the cobots as required.
“We are excited to have Innovation Industries and Mirai on board as investors. Both parties bring valuable experience in scaling up a high-tech company to the table,” said Mark Menting, Founder and Managing Director of Smart Robotics. “This investment enables Smart Robotics to maintain its leadership position in cobot software.”
Caters multiple industries
Smart Robotics’ software platform deploys robotic solutions that are flexible, safe, smart, innovative, and user-friendly for logistics, packaging, e-commerce, pharma, and other industries. The startup also partners with distributors in order to scale its sales and delivery globally.
Main image picture credits: Smart Robotics
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