Bots don’t draw attention and amplify it Artificial intelligence (AI) gets, which is somewhat ironic, as the two go hand in hand. For example, Roomba, one of the best known examples of a robot, is packed with AI software to navigate the landscape of a residential home.
According to Statista, the combined global robotics industry will be worth $43.8 billion in 2021. According to Boston Consulting Group, the robotics industry will reach $87 billion by 2025. This is clearly a growing industry with many startups.
As artificial intelligence has advanced, so has robotics. Robotics add machine learning (ML) and artificial intelligence along with improved mechanics, navigation skills, advanced sensors, and better dexterity. This growth has expanded their use and adoption rate.
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30 startups in the field of robotics
Below is a list of 30 notable robotics startups, arranged in alphabetical order.
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Curbside pickup and delivery is the new normal in retail, but currently, customer purchases require an employee running into the store to collect the order. Innovation alert The Automated Storage and Retrieval System (ASRS) and Automated Pick-up-per-Type System (AEPS) create a new type of automated supermarket where goods ordered by a customer are collected and delivered to the customer in-store, on the curb, or delivered to their homes. Walmart is among Alphabot’s customers.
Nearly every city has a recycling effort, but garbage sorting remains a task where humans stand at a conveyor line, sort the garbage into different containers, and remove non-recyclable materials. AMP bots It has developed AI-powered robots that are able to analyze waste based on shape, color, and other criteria and automatically separate different recyclable materials.
Existing trading bots are designed to perform a single task, and operate individually. the AvaWatz Cobots are designed to work collaboratively to tackle complex, multi-step tasks that require real-time detection, response, and decision making. For example, one drone will scan the runway for dangerous debris and send a second set of drones to clean it up.
Bear robots Evolution of a servi line of intelligent robots designed to deliver food to diners. It doesn’t completely eliminate the need for human delivery, but it does allow servers to spend more time with guests or take care of other duties. The robots have the ability to intelligently navigate to avoid objects and humans in the ever-chaotic restaurant environment.
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Bedrock It provides intelligent robots to map the ocean floor and collect and manage sea floor data, which is important for shipping companies. Its portable autonomous underwater vehicles (AUVs) provide high-resolution marine surveys, which are shared in the cloud. The ancient method of collecting seafloor data required human participation and shipping the data to other companies on hard drives.
CleanRobotics It manufactures TrashBot, a “smart” trash can that uses robotics and sensor technology to distinguish between recyclable materials and non-recyclable waste. After placing trash into the TrashBot, it sorts recyclables, such as metals, plastics, and glass, from landfill waste, while simultaneously collecting information about the type of waste generated.
six company Builds reconnaissance drones for first responders and other personnel operating in high-risk environments to thoroughly scan the emergency scene, terrain, or structure for potential dangers before they enter the area themselves. Its first product, ReadySight, is a soda-can-sized “throwable” robot packed with cameras and sensors that can be deployed where humans can’t go, or act as an extra set of eyes where they can go.
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Robots have been working on many manufacturing and assembly lines for years, but their work is limited and often requires a human presence. They can weld joints but they lack the ingenuity to put a screw in. Senler It makes robotic arms aware of objects in order to manipulate objects of different shapes, orientations, and weights with extreme agility.
diligent robots It creates collaborative bots designed to work with humans to ease the workload of professionals in everyday environments. These technologically advanced bots come with social intelligence, mobile processing, and ML capabilities with human guidance. The startup’s first product is a medical robot named Moxi that helps clinical staff with everyday logical tasks, so the majority of work duties focus on providing quality patient care.
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imancro It is developing a general-purpose automated system to tackle a range of hospital logistical tasks, such as restocking storage rooms, delivering supplies and lab samples, serving food, and more. This saves a significant portion of nurses’ time, allowing them to focus on patient care.
Even robots suffer wear and tear. energy bots Provides botnets to improve inspection of bot fleets. Bots are designed to deliver predictive maintenance and are primarily used for remote inspection and monitoring, especially in industries with environments that are harsh and dangerous to humans, such as the oil, gas and petrochemical industries.
Exotic It is a warehouse version of Alert Innovation, where it performs automated picking of orders through its Skypod bots. These mobile robots work in three dimensions, moving and storing boxes of items on racks up to 10 meters high, and they can independently navigate warehouses without guidance infrastructure. They can hold a standard box weighing up to 30 kg (66 lb).
Exyn Technologies It develops software for aerial and ground robots to autonomously navigate and collect data from places and environments that are dangerous and inaccessible to humans where there is no maps or GPS coverage. The platform does not require human control, prior information or knowledge of the infrastructure. The drones are directed by the company’s software and rely on multiple redundant sensors, mapping, and autonomy.
Pharmways It builds adaptive farming robots to give farmers a greater yield, more profits, and a healthier environment. The company started with an autonomous weeding robot that could pick weeds from fields cleanly, reducing or eliminating the need for chemical pesticides. It also recognizes and differentiates vegetables, and gives farmers projections of crop yields.
flexive He is the creator of Rizon, the world’s first adaptive robot arm, integrating force control, computer vision, and AI technologies for industries such as automotive, consumer electronics, aerospace, agriculture, logistics, healthcare, and retail. Artificial intelligence enables the robot to adapt to complex environments, achieving better hand-eye coordination similar to humans.
FlytBase It helps companies automate and scale drone operations to help companies deploy a fleet of drones, not just a few, through what it calls the Internet of Drones. It is platform agnostic, and works with all major drone vendors. Its SDK handles remote drone operations, emergency response, automated inspection, security and surveillance, and more.
Harvest automation Robots are made to serve the material handling challenges of the agricultural industry. Its bots are used in nurseries, greenhouses and for various e-commerce implementation applications. The company’s robots are designed to automate labor-intensive and physically demanding tasks, with little need for human input.
HEBI robots Creates hardware and software tools designed to facilitate faster development of custom bots. HEBI Robotics’ X-Series actuators come with sensors and other features, such as a brushless motor, gear train, spring, encoders, and control electronics.
iUNU is an agricultural technology company designed to make indoor farming and commercial greenhouses more efficient, autonomous and scalable. Manages crop pests and pathogens, monitors crops, sends reports to a mobile device, and has harvesting bots.
nightscope It makes Autonomous Security Robots (ASRs), which use a combination of self-driving technology, robotics, artificial intelligence, and electric vehicles to patrol facilities or assist officers and security guards. It can patrol multiple locations at the same time, collect audio and video data and even talk to people.
Magazino Develops Autonomous Mobile Robotics (AMR) logistics, which enable companies to optimize their supply chain, from procurement to returns. In addition, the company provides self-picking bots to e-commerce fulfillment companies. Bots adapt to and learn from their environment while networked, so as one learns, they share what they learn with others.
Miko It is a robot designed to talk to and interact with children. He has a personality and tells jokes if he discovers that the child’s mood is deteriorating. Its maker claims to understand and respond to children’s world, instilling feelings of companionship to help build confidence and encourage individual creative interactions for each child.
refraction Bots serve last mile delivery, which puts it in competition with the likes of DoorDash and Postmates. Its bots cost less than the delivery vehicles used by the likes of DoorDash; It can run on streets, bike lanes, and sidewalks; It features rugged weather, and works in rain and snow.
strong It is a robotics technology designed to reduce the time it takes to build bot systems. It uses a cognitive engine, combined with artificial intelligence, to develop bots more efficiently. This helps automated systems become more reliable and robust in unpredictable environments.
Most, if not all, drones require human guidance, however Skidio It is looking to change that by using AI software to give its drones “expert pilot skills”. The software makes drones smarter and more aware of their surroundings.
Simbe Robotics is another bot vendor used to automate mundane, repetitive tasks in the retail industry. Simbe’s Tally bot performs common tasks such as checking the shelf for missing items, out-of-stock items, and pricing errors. Although it looks like an ironing board, Tally is a humanoid robot that interacts with employees and shoppers.
Southie autonomy It is developing smart assembly robot arms that can be quickly reconfigured using AI software and a device called “the wand,” which allows users to tell robots what to do using gestures and voice commands. The Wand is a handheld pointer that uses artificial intelligence and augmented reality to retrain a wand for things like packaging and assembly, without the need for computer skills.
ViewBot makes RUNO, an autonomous mobile property maintenance robot designed to perform outdoor commercial tasks, such as sweeping and lawn mowing, without the need for human intervention. RUNO has the ability to swap out its gadgets and charge itself when not in use.
volero It produces self-driving drones for the construction industry. These drones are designed to access dangerous or hard-to-reach locations within a construction site to perform health and safety checks.
zipline It aims to deliver global shipments of medical supplies using drones. The company provides inventory, fulfillment and customer management services and has a fleet of autonomous vehicles that deliver blood and other medical supplies to patients in need. It’s also moving into retail and e-commerce, thanks to a partnership with Walmart.
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