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Budding European Start-Ups Mushrooming Next-Generation Robotic Services
Robotics is delivering new-dimensions to the start-up inventions while addressing the market demands.
FREMONT, CA: With the potential to efficiently bridge the gap between the digital and physical world, Robotics has been dominating every aspect of living from work practices to home services. Europe firmly holds 32 per cent of the world’s robotics market to drive competitions and flexibility among the industries. Robotics highly supports European-based manufacturing operations and builds an active market by increasing employment capacity. Meanwhile, service robotics for non-manufacturing sectors are expected to increase the global robot sales in the coming years. The continent focuses on multi-disciplinary domains and produces cooperating robots with integrated intelligence. The built robots feature speech and haptics-based human-machine interface, safety alerts, actuation, grippers, and dextrous hands, locomotion, navigation and collision avoidance, motion and task planning, modelling for control, and cybernetics. In the highly competitive and productive market, many start-ups are leading initiatives into various industrial segments.
• Robotics in Healthcare
Start-ups powered by the combined expertise of life science and the latest technologies are transforming the healthcare industry. Founded in 2016, a Poland-based start-up Aether Biomedical develops highly efficient prosthesis. The advanced bionic limb uses EMG electrodes for signal processing and gains wireless adjustment, successfully manipulating sensitivity and smoothness of the signals. A Belgium-based company, Axiles Bionics intends to create prosthetic ankle-foot prosthesis, the AMP-Foot. The company believes in the prosthesis ability to recover the natural gait and posture in a person’s day-to-day life activities. Cyber Surgery, marking its presence since 2017 for developing a robotic system for spinal procedures, based in San Sebastian (Spain). A rehabilitation robot, under the development process by a Danish robotics start-up, Life Science Robotics provides active resistive and assistive mobilization. The robot collaborates with a robotic arm to help healthcare workers by lifting heavy and continues lifting, which avoids physical strain and pain. It also benefits the patients by preventing soft tissue contracture and pressure sores while minimizing the risk of blood clots and reduces muscular atrophy. With unlimited opportunities in the medical field, robotics widely covers manufacturing industry too.
• Social Help and Automotives
A perfect blend of artificial intelligence and technologies has offered successful robotics inventions for social help. Furhat Robotics, a start-up based in Stockholm, develops advanced social robotics platform to achieve the goal of social robots. The developed robot by the company can display complex human expressions and gesture and also offers to customize different characters, including features like voice, cameras as eyes and ears, and other challenging activities. Similarly, an UK-based robotics start-up, Emotech works on improvising its robot assistant with personality. Innovations for self-driving vehicles referred to Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) are adopted by Baro Vehicles to develop new generation machines for transportation. Stanley Robotics, based out of Paris, helps the workers at the parking services with more efficiencies and time-saving strategies. Balyo, a French company, designs handling robots with navigation technology. Intelligent robots assist humans with standard forklift trucks.
NAVYA develops, manufactures, and commercializes autonomous and driverless electric vehicles. The autonomous vehicle is combined standard levels of robotics, digital, and driving technologies. The company delivers two ranges of vehicle, which includes automatic shuttles and cabs. Xomnia, a company from Amsterdam, has invented the first self-driving boat. It works with artificial intelligence backed with cameras, a deep learning network, and big data. The advanced boat collects the surrounding data and processes smartly to perform independent sails. The brilliant invention proves to be a significant contribution to the autonomous marine sector.
While increasing the productivity and efficiency of manufacturing industries, robotics has contributed to reindustrialisation and fast developing market. A start-up like Rigitech utilizes the integrated solutions of cloud and the latest techniques. The company offers hybrid drones with standard hardware and cloud-based logistics, which helps the industry’s supply chain. The drone combines vertical takeoff and landing technology with the capabilities to carry up to 3kg and 80km range on a single battery. Another Swiss start-up, Rovenso, makes an autonomous mobile robot for securing industrial sites. The innovation combines 3D laser scanning, night vision, thermal vision, and acoustic analysis, offering multi-modal sensor fusion to detect any abnormalities. The integrated patented technology, it can efficiently adapt the shape to tackle rough terrain and stairs climbing. A Spain-based Scale Robotics builds robots for construction sites to collect 3D maps. It helps to improve the quality of constructions, as the scanned maps uploads 3D data to the clouds for better navigation and easily track potential mistakes. Sorting and Picking up sausage casings with automated robotic processes creates a high buzz in the market. Proxima Centauri, a start-up from Denmark, helps the manufactures to produce consistent sausages by reducing processing time and improving the traceability and product quality. Autonomous cranes by an Israeli start-up, IntSite utilizes computer vision technology analyzes camera to avoid real-time obstacles while lifting and dropping operations.
The budding start-ups of the present times show crucial roles in the developing market and society. Supporting the standards of living, workplaces, and economy, these start-ups have created quality and quantity of job opportunities. These create high competitions, which automatically affects the quality of the service. The adoption of robotics advances has instead in different sectors with the growing demands of digital eras. The industries like Healthcare, military, entertainment, home assistances, manufacturing and productions, and there are more in the list of robotic collaborations and partnerships.
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