TOKYO—MOL PLUS (Representative:Takuya Sakamoto; Headquarters: Minato-ku, Tokyo) today announced its intent to invest in Rapyuta Robotics Co., Ltd. (CEO: Gajan Mohanarajah; Headquarters: Koto-ku, Tokyo), a developer of robotics platforms.
With the vision“Making robotics attainable and useful for anyone”, Rapyuta Robotics developsand operates next-generation robotics platforms adopting group control AI solutions (Note 1). Anticipating that Rapyuta Robotics will make agreat contribution to addressing issues such as the digital transformation (DX) and labor shortage in the logistics industry, MOL PLUS will participate in financing the company’s business. In addition, it will promote a partnership through MOL Group. Looking to the future, MOL Group aims to promote automation in ocean shipping and logistics by making full use of Rapyuta Robotics’s AI group control technology and robot development/operation know-how as well asits track records of adopting robotics in land transportation logistics.
MOL PLUS continually works to generate synergetic effects based on startup companies’ innovative ideas and technologies and MOLGroup’s resources through investment in and collaboration with startups, aiming to create new businesses PLUS new value for the ocean shipping industryand society.
(Note 1) Group control AI solution
Utilizing control technology and artificial intelligence (AI) technology, it realizes streamlined andoptimized operations in warehouse by connecting multiple robots.
＜About Rapyuta Robotics Co.,Ltd.>
Rapyuta Robotics is a startup company originating at ETH Zurich. With thevision “Making robotics attainable and useful for anyone,” it develops the next-generation cloud robotics platform “rapyuta.io,” which uses the world cutting-edge control technology and artificial intelligence (AI) technology, and develop and introduces robot solution, which uses “rapyuta.io.,” and offers support service for its operations.
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