Waku Robotics secures $1.64M seed spherical


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The Waku founders have constructed a cellular robotics consulting firm that developed to incorporate software program improvement. | Credit score: Waku Robotics

Germany robotics software program firm Waku Robotics closed a seed spherical of $1.64M (€1.5M).  New traders embrace 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 taking part 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 resolution is Waku Sense, designed for the optimum operation of cellular robots inside logistics and manufacturing. This fleet administration software program is vendor impartial and provides fleet analytics and management of a heterogeneous fleet of cellular robots.

WAKU Sense orchestrates all robotic programs with a purpose to optimally make the most of all assets within the system and is producer impartial 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 resolution.

Waku Robotics Management Heart permits fleet administration for heterogeneous fleets of cellular robots working inside your group. | Credit score: Waku Robotics

“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 are able to now cowl the whole Automation Journey: WAKU Robotics helps firms within the choice, procurement and operationalisation of cellular robots with current options available in the market. This participation is thus a worthwhile extension to NODE Robotics, which is beginning at a sophisticated level within the automation worth chain: the autonomous management of current, 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 dealing with the automation problem.”

Discover your subsequent cellular robotic right here

The corporate additionally developed and maintains an impartial comparability platform for cellular robots referred to as LotsOfBots. The location has an intuitive consumer search interface and options knowledge about every of the person robotic autos.

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On of Waku Robotics improvements is to compile and current a searchable on-line database of cellular robots. | Credit score: Waku Robotics

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 straightforward to shortly slender the sector of potential options. The database consists of each autonomous cellular robots (AMRs) and computerized guided autos (AGVs). The corporate continues to replace the database with new robots as they arrive to market.

The corporate additionally provides consulting for purchasers simply beginning their robotics automation journey. They provides providers 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 shopper tasks.

As a part of its consulting apply the corporate produced a robotic operations greatest practices for cellular robots. This content material is free to obtain from the web site, and is an effective place to start out in case you are evaluating your wants for a cellular robotic.