5 Advanced Robotics Startups You Should Watch in 2021

In 2021, you should know how emerging startups will impact the advanced robotics industry. Discover 5 hand-picked, global startups that were founded in 2019 & 2020 and develop innovative solutions for your sector!

Despite the challenges caused by the COVID-19 pandemic and increasing economic uncertainty, new startups are founded every day. To introduce you to 5 recently founded startups, we analyzed 2.054 advanced robotics startups in total. All of them develop innovative solutions spanning from autonomous mobile robots (AMR), no-code robotics solutions, and assistive robots.

The 5 promising advanced robotics startups you should watch in 2021 are hand-picked based on our data-driven startup scouting approach, taking into account factors such as location, founding year, and relevance of technology, among others. The 2.054 robotics companies that were analyzed for this report are identified using the StartUs Insights Discovery Platform, covering 1.379.000+ startups & scaleups globally. When you are looking for up-to-date solutions for your innovation units, R&D, or product development department, the StartUs Insights Discovery Platform gives you the most exhaustive collection and ensures you continuously discover new startups, scaleups, and technologies.

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ArcheRobotics manufactures Autonomous Mobile Robots

Cover-1-Advanced-Robotics-2021-Startups-StartUs-Insights-noresizeWith advances in robotics, automation is increasingly becoming commonplace in both homes and industrial sites. Robotic Sanitization of retail spaces, factories, and other residential and commercial spaces enables precise maintenance of these facilities. Further, autonomous mobile robots operate round-the-clock, increasing sanitization productivity while reducing human labor.

US-based startup ArcheRobotics manufactures autonomous mobile robots designed for sanitization of surfaces and air purification of retail spaces. The startup’s on-demand robot AT1 enables automated 24/7 operation and are designed to coexist with shoppers and work alongside retail employees. In addition, the robots are suitable for retail spaces of any size.

Somlos develops Home Robots

Cover-2-Advanced-Robotics-2021-Startups-StartUs-Insights-noresizeMany repetitive and time-consuming activities in homes have the potential to be replaced by robots. With the help of evolving technologies such as artificial intelligence (AI), LIDAR, and laser mapping technology, robots are increasingly useful for eliminating the time spent in maintaining residential spaces. Startups develop innovative robotic solutions to help home-owners and facility managers improve maintenance of indoor and outdoor spaces.

Norway-based startup Somlos develops home automation robots. The startup’s robots SOMLOS G1 and S1 clean in and around the house and maintain outdoor lawns. The robots operate using WiFi and users easily schedule a timetable via a smartphone app. Moreover, the robots come equipped with anti-theft and alarm systems to ensure their safety. After performing their tasks, robots automatically head back to their charging docks, providing a seamless solution for home automation.

Voliro designs Robotic Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs)

Cover-3-Advanced-Robotics-2021-Startups-StartUs-Insights-noresizeInspection of critical infrastructure is a challenging task for large industrial facilities. Currently, inspection companies factor in the risk of injury or fatalities from human inspection of critical infrastructure at heights. To transform inspecting inaccessible areas in facilities, robotic drones offer safer solutions and also improve the quality of such inspections.

Swiss startup Voliro designs and develops airborne robotics for non-destructive testing (NDT) inspections and maintenance of critical infrastructures. The startup’s robot Voliro T hosts a range of NDT sensors for thickness measurement and pulsed-eddy current (PEC) for insulated corrosion mapping. By utilizing a 360-degree design, the robot ensures stable contact and reliable measurements to significantly improve the quality of inspection work at heights. The solution is useful for inspection service providers and asset owners.

Akara Robotics offers Senior Care Robots

Cover-4-Advanced-Robotics-2021-Startups-StartUs-Insights-noresizeRobots keep a check on senior patients more regularly, reduce the costs of care, raise patient satisfaction, and compensate for the lack of social interaction and attention. With nursing homes coming under extraordinary pressure during the COVID-19 pandemic, startups explore robotic solutions to improve senior care and the everyday lifestyle of elderly people.

Irish startup Akara Robotics offers a senior care robot, Stevie, to live and work in retirement communities to complement the role of caregivers rather than to replace them. Stevie helps residents stay socially connected with family and friends. Further, the robots keep elderly people stimulated with cognitive quizzes and games.

Augmentus creates Easy-to-Use Robotic Programming solutions

Cover-5-Advanced-Robotics-2021-Startups-StartUs-Insights_noresizeThe shortage of experienced programmers in many developed countries prompts startups to develop robotics-based industrial automation solutions. To this end, robots allow industrial facilities to adopt and deploy robotic systems at scale. Further, innovative robotics software lowers the time and cost for manufacturing facilities and also overcome the skill shortages in implementing robotic systems.

Singapore-based startup Augmentus creates a fully-integrated industrial automation platform. With Augmentus’s no-code and easy-to-use robotics programming, industrial companies automate tasks including shot peening & spraying, pipe welding, and intelligent harvesting and complete them faster than humans. The solutions help numerous industries reduce the time, cost, and skill barriers in the implementation of robotic systems.

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