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Global Startup Heat Map highlights 5 Top Mobile Collaborative Robot Solutions out of 157
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The Global Startup Heat Map below reveals the distribution of the 157 exemplary startups & scaleups we analyzed for this research. Further, it highlights 5 startups that we hand-picked based on criteria such as founding year, location, funding raised, and more. You get to explore the solutions of these 5 startups & scaleups in this report. For insights on the other 152 mobile collaborative robot solutions, get in touch.
Cobot Lift develops Portable Cobot Lifts
A stationary cobot arm or lift performs its task in a single location, with its reach depending only on factory design. To increase collaborative robots’ uptime, startups develop mobile solutions that are easily transported from one place to another. These portable solutions improve cobots’ efficiency and optimize the use of space at a facility.
Danish startup Cobot Lift designs mobile cobot lifts suited for transportation and has a lifting capacity of 45 kg. The cobot lifts utilize a vacuum pump as a gripping system. Mounted on solid steel plates, the startup’s cobot is adapted for transportation with a pallet lifter. The lift’s portability, easy installation, and high payload allow for its efficient utilization for multiple tasks across a facility.
EasyRobotics designs a Mobile Cobot Platform
Although the use of forklifts and pallet lifters for cobot transportation increases robots’ uptime, it still causes downtime due to the involvement of other machinery. Therefore, startups work on mobile platforms that allow for safe and fast cobot transportation without the use of extra machinery. These platforms increase robots’ flexibility and installation, as well as facilitate cobots’ transportation for demonstrations at training sessions and workshops.
Danish startup EasyRobotics develops a mobile cobot platform for environments that require high operational flexibility. The startup’s ER Work platform is enhanced with rolls and handholds that allow one person to move the cobot to processing machines. Additionally, due to its mobility, EasyRobotics’ platform finds applications for cobot presentations and demonstrations at customer production environments.
MOV.AI provides an Operating System (OS) for Collaborative Robots
Automation of mobile cobots enables them to move and perform tasks without human involvement. However, the automation itself requires an elaborate OS that integrates the safety measures necessary for operation alongside the human workforce. To help with this, startups develop operating systems and software for cobot configuration.
British startup MOV.AI develops an operating system and software development network for collaborative robot configuration. The startup’s OS builds on top of robot operating systems (ROS) to develop new cobots or retrofit human-operated machines. The startup also transforms material-handling machinery into collaborative robots, reducing their time to market (TTM). Moreover, MOV.AI facilitates the cooperation of different robot types through AI and shared robot fleet knowledge.
Dimalog offers Mobile Manipulators
To add to the continuous commotion of industrial settings, they often require handling heavy materials and tools. This prompts logistics companies and factories to seek solutions capable of autonomously moving and performing a range of heavy lifting and material handling tasks. To this end, startups develop mobile manipulators that ensure the mobility, flexibility, and safety of mobile robots. Further, emerging solutions enable manipulators to perform material handling tasks through collaborative robots.
Finnish startup Dimalog designs and manufactures mobile manipulators for applications in intralogistics, quality assurance, and assembly, among others. Combining the functionality of collaborative and mobile robots, the startup’s cobots leverage machine vision to navigate between work areas, avoid obstacles, read barcodes, and recognize workpieces. Additionally, Dimalog develops an Internet of Things (IoT) platform for robot management and data visualization.
E-COBOT works on Healthcare Cobot Solutions
Collaborative robots find applications beyond the industrial setting as well. Due to their high safety standards, mobile cobots are often applied in industries such as healthcare and retail. Particularly in healthcare, cobots compensate for the lack of personnel and equipment, which is especially relevant during the COVID-19 pandemic. Consequently, startups develop cobot solutions for disinfection, medical equipment replenishment, and waste disposal, among other applications.
E-COBOT is a French startup developing cobot solutions for the healthcare industry. The startup’s HUSKY UV cobot irradiates surfaces with ultraviolet C (UV-C). The cobot’s human detection sensors secure the device and pause disinfection in case of human presence. Additionally, E-COBOT develops the HUSKY series for industrial and retail applications, such as transportation of heavy load and order delivery solutions.
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