Navigation software and systems are deployed in multiple industries such as automotive, military, defense, aerospace, and others for various use cases. A well-known use case in the Industrial Automation sector is Autonomous Guided Vehicles (AGVs) aka Mobile Robots. Let’s take a look at some of promising startups & companies that provide Navigation Software and Systems in the AGV sector.
Heat Map: 5 Top Navigation Software & Service Startups
For our 5 picks of startups, we used a data-driven startup scouting approach to identify the most relevant solutions globally. The Global Startup Heat Map below highlights 5 interesting examples out of 130 relevant solutions. Depending on your specific needs, your top picks might look entirely different.
Comprised of a team robotic engineers of the Technical University of Eindhoven (Netherlands), Ruvu has rich experience from TNO and provides an autonomous robot with a sense of behavior through localization, perception, and navigation. They partnered with multiple hardware suppliers to create integrated Mobile Robot Navigation solutions for AGV OEM’s.
BlueBotics is a Switzerland-based firm which offers patented ANT® – Autonomous Navigation Technology – for AGVs & service robots using a module-based kit for localization, navigation and fleet management of AGVs at an accuracy of ±1 cm and ±1°.
The US-based mid-sized company Kollmorgen offers motion control systems and components to OEMs in the industrial automation and AGV sector. Their general purpose AGV control solution suits simple to complex AGVs and comes with complete software toolsets for AGV system design.
Accerion, a startup from the Netherlands, offers a patented positioning technology module that does not require any additional infrastructure for automated guided vehicle’s navigation. Their recent proof of concept – Triton system – offers sub-mm level positioning accuracy for AGV & lightweight industrial vehicles.
Braincorp, a US-based solution provider, offers an autonomous navigation platform as a service which encompasses operating system, off-the-shelf hardware, and cloud technology that gives robots the self-driving capabilities.
What About The Other 125 Navigation Software & Service Startups?
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 for your Proof of Concept (PoC), partnership, or investment targets. The 5 startups showcased above are promising examples out of 130 we analyzed for this article. To identify the most relevant solutions based on your specific criteria and collaboration strategy, get in touch.