Laputa Robotics Inc.
Laputa Robotics Opens New Office in Chicago, USA as First Step in Global Expansion -Accelerating logistics DX in the United States-
Laputa Robotics Co., Ltd. (Koto-ku, Tokyo, CEO: Mohanarajah Ghajan, hereinafter Laputa Robotics), which provides a robotics platform, established Rapyuta Robotics, Inc., a US corporation, to expand its business in the United States. We have established a new office in Chicago as our first base in the United States. In addition, in commemoration of the establishment of the US corporation, we will inform you that the character design of the human collaborative picking assist robot (Laputa PA-AMR) has been renewed.
■ Background and purpose of the new Chicago office in the United States Based in Japan, Laputa Robotics has been proposing and introducing Laputa PA-AMR to logistics companies all over the country. Since 2019, we have won the top share in the domestic market*1 for three consecutive years, and in fiscal 2022, we have achieved the top share of 49% in picking assist robot market surveys.
The Laputa PA-AMR, which has been trained in Japan’s distribution warehouses where space constraints and high service quality are required, has become Japan’s No. 1 group control technology and customer success, and has established a system that can provide users with great value in overseas markets. I was there. By establishing a new Chicago office in the United States, we will accelerate sales activities and operations throughout the United States and strive to promote logistics DX in the United States area.
*1: Deloitte Tohmatsu Mic Research Institute Co., Ltd. “Service Robot Solution Market Outlook 2022” Picking Assist Robot Market Share and Trends https://mic-r.co.jp/mr/02360/
■Rapyuta Robotics, Inc. Office location
Rapyuta Robotics, Inc.
935 National Parkway, Suite 935-45, Schaumburg, Illinois 60173 [Image 1
■ Chicago office, opening ceremony
An opening ceremony was held on January 25, 2023 to celebrate the establishment of the office. At the ceremony, Consul General Tajima of the Consulate General of Japan in Chicago and Mr. Tom Dailly, Mayor of Schaumburg gave congratulatory speeches. More than 30 people involved in the logistics business participated in a demonstration of the Laputa PA-AMR, allowing them to experience the image of how it actually works on a US logistics site.
About the new character of Laputa PA-AMR
In commemoration of the establishment of the US corporation, the character of Laputa PA-AMR has been renewed. This character changes its movements and facial expressions according to the user’s actions in the robot interface to provide guidance to the user. It was designed to make the robot more fun, familiar, and easy to use for the user.
■ About Laputa Robotics
Laputa Robotics is a venture company originating from ETH Zurich, which has produced many famous researchers including Einstein. With the vision of “making robots convenient and familiar”, we developed the next-generation cloud robotics platform “rapyuta.io” that utilizes the world’s most advanced group control technology and artificial intelligence technology, and utilizes “rapyuta.io”. We develop, introduce, and support the operation of robotics solutions. We propose optimal solutions for our customers through the combined efforts of our highly skilled engineers from more than 20 countries around the world, who boast a high level of development technology, and our sales team who are bilingual and well-versed in robotics. We have offices in Tokyo and Osaka in Japan, and offices in India and the United States. Click here for the recruitment page. https://www.rapyuta-robotics.com/en/career/
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