Our Innovation Analysts recently looked into emerging technologies and up-and-coming startups working on advanced robotics solutions. As there is a large number of startups working on a wide variety of solutions, we want to share our insights with you. This time, you will discover 5 promising cognitive robotics startups.
Heat Map: 5 Top Emerging Cognitive Robotics Startups
Using our StartUs Insights Discovery Platform, covering 1.379.000+ startups & scaleups globally, we looked at innovation in the field of robotics. For this research, we identified 141 relevant solutions and picked 5 to showcase below. These companies are chosen based on a data-driven startup scouting approach, taking into account factors such as location, founding year, and relevance of technology, among others. Depending on your specific criteria, the top picks might look entirely different.
The Global Startup Heat Map below highlights 5 startups & scaleups developing innovative cognitive robotics solutions. Moreover, the Heat Map reveals regions that observe a high startup activity and illustrates the geographic distribution of all 141 companies we analyzed for this specific topic.
Haapie – Voice Assistant
Cognitive robotics imparts intelligent behavior in robots, allowing them to learn complex skills from their environment. Embodied cognition enables robots to anticipate the outcomes of their actions, as well as those of others. This ability makes them useful for applications as assistants in multiple industries such as hospitality, healthcare, and education.
Haapie is a French startup that develops cognitive voice assistants. Haapie One, a versatile robot assistant, leverages the startup’s technology to function as a virtual customer service solution. The robot combines conversational artificial intelligence (AI), semantic analysis, and deductive algorithms for speech recognition. Haapie One is also extensible to kiosks, voicebots, and chatbots as well.
Intuition Robotics – Senior Care
Elderly people can require a lot of care, attention, and companionship. Cognitive robots assist the attendants and nurses at care homes and hospitals to monitor the well-being of the elderly. By being able to hold intelligent and meaningful conversations, these robots provide a richer experience to the users. Moreover, such robots support the elderly in managing their own cognitive capabilities too.
Israeli startup Intuition Robotics works on cognitive robotics companions for senior care. ElliQ is an intelligent and inquisitive robot that makes it easier for the elderly to connect with family, friends, and the digital world. The digital companion uses a cognitive AI engine that provides context-awareness, and proactiveness as well as non-deterministic behavior, and goal-based decision-making capabilities. Further, ElliQ is customizable to other industries and applications as well, including in context-aware mobility.
Motes & Bots – Home Automation
With the growth of robotics, sensors, and the internet of things (IoT) devices, automation is increasingly becoming commonplace in homes and industrial sites as well. At home, multiple devices automate a range of tasks, such as managing security, controlling electrical equipment, and monitoring children and the elderly. Cognitive robots improve automation by making the devices learn from each other.
Motes & Bots is an Indian startup that develops bots for automation, micromobility, and healthcare. The startup uses AI and IoT to enable bots to work together intelligently. The startup’s home automation solution makes the management of security and power consumption significantly convenient. This solution also automates hotel operations such as check-ins and voice-operated room control.
WELBO – Service Robot
Many tasks in the service industry are being taken over by automation, largely in the form of chatbots or kiosks. Cognitive robotics serve as an alternative to these bots, make the experience more personal for the customer, and also mark the transition of robots from an industrial environment to public spaces. Embodied cognition enables these robots to learn and operate in potentially complex environments.
Dutch startup WELBO provides social robots as a service. The startup offers subscriptions for service robots that use gamification and quizzes the users to engage them in lively conversations. Pepper, the most famous cognitive robot from WELBO, manages front desks, feedback collection, and queues, as well as presentations and events in office spaces and municipal offices.
Smart Robots – Collaborative Robot
Collaborative robots work alongside humans in manufacturing, healthcare, and other industries. The combination of power, precision, and endurance of robots, along with the skills of human workers, make operations on the factory floor significantly efficient. Cognitive solutions readily learn from the workers and enhance the human-robot symbiosis.
Smart Robots is an Italian startup that offers a comprehensive solution for collaborative robots. The startup’s solution combines computer vision and cognitive intelligence to improve collaboration between robots and operators, without the need for a physical interface. This enables smart robots to track and recognize human movements, comprehend human gestures, as well as monitor the operator movements to predict and avoid collisions.
What About The Other 136 Solutions?
While we believe data is key to creating insights it can be easy to be overwhelmed by it. Our ambition is to create a comprehensive overview and provide actionable innovation intelligence and enable you to achieve your goals faster. The 5 cognitive robotics startups showcased above are promising examples out of 141 we analyzed for this article. To identify the most relevant solutions based on your specific criteria, get in touch.