AWS Robotics Startup Accelerator Delivered
The AWS Robotics Startup Accelerator delivered by MassRobotics is a four-week technical, business and mentorship accelerator opportunity open to robotics startups from around the globe. The program provides resources to a select cohort of startups seeking to use AWS to help them solve their robotics development, deployment and management challenges.
We are currently planning the next Accelerator program. Check back here for updates and when the program registrations will open.
MassRobotics will lend its expertise in venture capital and startup-scaling to help AWS drive a select cohort of robotics startups through an intensive, advanced curriculum specially designed to accelerate their growth using the AWS Robotics services and solutions.
Eligibility and selection criteria:
This opportunity is geared toward robotics hardware and software startups seeking to use AWS to help solve the biggest challenges in robotics. Participation is open to privately held startups in early stage (less than $10 million in revenue and less than $100 million raised) with robotics technology or solution areas. Startups do not need to currently be using AWS to apply. Prior participation in another accelerator program is not required.
A MassRobotics and AWS selection committee evaluates startups on several factors, including but not limited to:
- Opportunity: One that is unique and of substantial size
- Path to deployment: Already deployed or expected customer rollout of products within 12 months of program completion
- Business plan: Should be clearly scalable and market focus
- Company size: Six or more employees
- Business age: In businesses for one year or longer
Selected startups will receive:
- Specialized training in AWS Robotics and workflows
- Mentoring from robotics domain experts and technical subject matter experts
- Opportunity for co-marketing with AWS via blogs and case studies upon completion of proof-of-concept
- Business development and investment guidance from MassRobotics
- Networking opportunities with other participating startups
- Introductions to the AWS Partner Network
Following the four-week program, startups may benefit from continued engagement and collaboration with AWS and MassRobotics experts and mentors. AWS Robotics will provide a platform for customers to showcase their success stories in marketing materials and there will be potential opportunities for accelerator participants to showcase their customer stories through AWS marketing channels.
Are you interested in applying or have questions? Watch our webinar here.
AWS Catalyst Startups
Airbotics is an open-source software deployment platform for robotics. It is a self-hosted, secure, software deployment platform built on Uptane and OSTree designed to work for any fleet size and integrate with the hardware and software used in robotics.
At Airrow we are enabling a new type of powerful drone workforce by addressing the current limitations in the drone market around automation, range, and endurance.
We are building the future autonomous infrastructure of tomorrow that can easily be customized and integrated for various industries.
The universal approach we take (our drone platform (Dronehub) allows for collaboration across the market sector. Our Dronehub will push the boundaries of what drones can achieve in the current industry.
Aivero offers a robotics service that simplifies 3D machine vision-based automation. Our solution is powered by our 3D machine vision-based automation.
A&K Robotics has developed an intelligent navigation system that transforms manual machines into self-driving robots.
We design and build helpful robots and want to change the world through automation.
A&K Robotics is a close-knit team of scientists, entrepreneurs, artists and engineers (a shared sense of curiosity and purpose. We care about what we do and we have fun doing it. We are creative, out-of-the-box thinkers that value diverse perspectives and we believe that interdisciplinary collaboration is fundamental to building robots for people.
Alias Robotics is a robot cyber security company. Founded upon previous experiences in robotics, we take a roboticists’ approach to cyber security and deliver security solutions for robots and their components.
Andromeda is a robotics startup seeking to develop a fleet of universal humanoid robots. Andromeda Robotics’ first prototype, Abi, is a companion robot who aims to alleviate
feelings of loneliness from elderly residents in aged-care facilities through social interactions and hugs! Andromeda predicts humanoid robotics have the potential to improve quality of
life for vast numbers of people.
Quick Service Restaurants are facing labor shortages and are resorting to excessively raising wages and compensations to keep their stores afloat. The average wage of production and nonsupervisory employees has risen sharply, reaching an average of $19, far exceeding the minimum wage. As a result, the profit margin of QSRs, which had already been low, is dropping steeply.
Our intelligent robotic kitchen is fundamentally and cost-effectively solving this problem by supplying restaurants faced with a shortage of manpower with the required labor. Additionally, with the robotic kitchen doing the demanding and dangerous work in the kitchen, even elderly workers can be actively hired for the remaining tasks like refilling ingredients.
(FACTS) – Quick Service Restaurants (QSR), which account for more than a third of restaurants in the US, have increased by 40% over the past 20 years. However, the fast food industry, which has considerably relied on teenagers for its entry-level jobs with minimum hourly wages, is now finding a shortage of labor. The supply of young workers is decreasing, and the reasons are as follows: lower fertility rates and the pursuit of high-salary jobs due to increased emphasis on education. This eventually cascaded to 1.5 million unfilled job openings at restaurants and hotels, double the number a year earlier.
The new space race fueled by commercial enterprise is focused on creating lasting infrastructure for expansion rather than pure exploration. Humans are too fragile to build in outer space. Robots will perform these tasks much better, but we need them to be autonomous, not remote-controlled. We need them to perform a wide variety of tasks in unpredictable environments, so they need to be versatile and collaborate (each other. ANT61 is building the brains for the robots of the future.
BotBuilt creates sustainable, affordable housing components by leveraging robotic labor in a climate-controlled factory setting.
We’ve built a smarter farming system using user-friendly, autonomous robots that work side-by-side (farmworkers to make agriculture more productive and sustainable. Each Burro increases the productivity of a 6 to 10 person harvest-crew by 10% to 40%+ while simultaneously laying the base for more autonomy where it is needed most.
The concept behind Energy Robotics started at the Technical University of Darmstadt with “Team Hector”. There, we won numerous awards for our pioneering work in the field of autonomous inspection robots. In 2017, our team decisively won the international ARGOS Challenge organized by the French Oil and Gas giant, Total. This was the first-ever recognized prototype of an autonomous ground robot capable of carrying out complex remote inspections and monitoring missions aboard oil and gas platforms. We were showered with glowing words of praise from all quarters for showcasing the potential of Germany in being the centre of AI and Robotics.
Our success at the ARGOS Challenge sparked the idea of creating a business out of our software. It laid the foundations for the successful application of robot software for industrial inspections.
For so many people (neurological conditions like ALS, their field of vision, their ability to communicate, can be severely limited. Polly is their AI-enhanced assistive parrot, perched on their wheelchair or bedside, giving them a 360-degree field of vision, enhancing their ability to communicate, and uplifting their sense of independence. All at a fraction of the cost of current cumbersome dehumanizing solutions. At Parrots, we’re passionate about helping everyone find their own limitless potential.
To make nutritious food production sustainable and affordable. For us and the planet. From ‘it looks good’ to ‘it is good’. We combine proprietary remote optical phenotyping and machine learning to redefine the standards of quality produce. We want to help the planet heal and secure sustainable and nutritious food production for today and future generations.
Thanks to new thinking triggered by Industry 4.0 and digital transformation, greater adaptability is being demanded of automation. Existing software integration techniques are no longer fit for purpose.
We deliver tailored software solutions for flexible robot programming in manufacturing, construction and creative industries.
Our products and services are based on a proprietary software which, over the past 6 years, has been used to deliver solutions for multi-nationals and SMEs in aerospace, construction, locomotive, and food and beverage.
HAL Robotics was founded in 2014 by a team of 4 architects and engineers. Between us we have complementary technical skills as well as experience working on, and managing, complex construction and robotics projects.
We are now looking to scale up rapidly and convert the applications we’ve developed for our clients into standard products for the industrial robotics market within which robot programming and software is worth $460M USD per annum in Europe alone.
We are a tech start-up company dedicated to create value and success through robotic innovation to leverage current and future industrial performance.
We emphasize on robotic researches (Sensor,Localization,Control,Vision,Artificial Intelligent etc.) and daily-life robotic usage (eg. Household security robot,Unmanned Automated Vehicle for Agricultural,Unmanned Automated Vehicle for Survey). Moreover we also develop software to monitor and control systematically through continuous improvement driven by teamwork, people’s talent and innovation.
We are creating cutting-edge technologies for precise, sustainable agriculture by combining knowledge from agriculture and IT. We are running the revolution in agriculture to make it more efficient and sustainable.
As a deep-tech company and 100% BMW Group subsidiary, idealworks has been enabling the logistics of the future by providing the most flexible and scalable robotics ecosystem since November 2020. Having come about as a result of a forward-thinking planning condition within the BMW Group’s Logistics department back in 2015, our company combines numerous years of valuable experience and expertise in the field of smart, reliable intralogistics solutions. When BMW Group was awarded the German Logistics Award 2019 for its project Logistics Next, which included one of our core products, we saw a huge boost in terms of autonomous robots with national and international companies from all kinds of different industries and branches showing interest in exploring our solutions built for both the challenging environment and limitations of automotive logistics to meet common needs and to squeeze out greater efficiency.
At idealworks, we enable holistic robotics ecosystems, consisting of two key components: Our central cloud platform AnyFleet is connecting our fleet of robots and third-party devices as well as computer systems and IoT devices such as doors, sensors, and traffic lights, but also WMS and ERP systems. Based on VDA 5050, AnyFleet is acting as a fleet management system allowing for live monitoring of all integrated devices, systems, and vehicles, handling complex traffic situations. Our CE-certified autonomous mobile robot, the iw.hub, is another integral part of our solutions portfolio. Using SLAM, the AMR navigates autonomously and is able to operate safely in highly complex environments, covering a wide range of individual customer needs. We embrace innovation, through in-house development and partnerships, seizing opportunities and fostering our competitive advantage, being on a clear mission creating real impact, running productively with more than 300 units in use at customer sites from a variety of industries.
We created Inovo Robotics to make capable, versatile, robotics accessible to all. We address the problems growing businesses have in automating repetitive, hazardous, or precise tasks. We believe there is a better way and want to free your staff from the monotony of repetitive tasks so you can focus them on more valuable and rewarding work. We also believe in putting you in control by providing intuitive, easy-to-use interfaces, so that configuring our robots for your specific task, is as easy as possible.
Increasing ROI of industrial robots in logistics and manufacturing applications by providing off-the-shelf motion planning software with compute + motion speed superior to any existing solution, offering higher throughput and reduced deployment time.
We offer the largest robot delivery infrastructure in the world by connecting businesses that want to utilize our robots for last-mile delivery. We’ve designed our robot to serve as the bridge between humans and technology, designed with compassion to serve you in your community for generations.
MotivEdge provides an automatic instant mapping service for indoor venues. Our solution uses mobile robots to quickly and accurately map an indoor environment instantly. The indoor maps can be shared, edited, and accessed by smart city developers, 3D virtual reality apps, or robots that navigate complex indoor environments
Northstar’s technology is proven in the field and is available to industrial equipment manufacturers to accelerate autonomous systems development in a wide range of industrial applications.
We offer the following strategic development services; Autonomous Safety Engineering, Mission Critical, Robotic Systems, AI Perception Systems Engineering, Autonomous Systems Integration.
We are a company providing simulation as a service (SaS) focusing on building simulation technology for robotics companies. Our mission is to accelerate robot development from prototype to product. We are founded by 3 experts in the robotics industry who have worked at startups and large companies including Waymo, SpaceX, Aurora, Tesla and Google.
Rhoman Aerospace is combining cutting edge control systems, environmental mapping data-share, and machine-learning tuning to create the autonomous aerial infrastructure needed for our future cities – not to mention making every US drone safer and more power efficient during flight.
We are developing one flight control software solution that applies to every drone – and connects to the Rhoman Cloud for enhanced optimization and autonomy. Our solution allows more energy-efficient flight, enables capabilities and missions not possible with current control systems, and reduces months of custom engineering and tuning to days. By combining machine learning with analytically solved control equations, we create a dynamic control solution that removes software, flight control, and regulatory barriers to enable the next frontier of drone aviation.
RobotAI develops hand-eye coordination software for robots that allows them to perform tasks like humans. RobotAI software uses a single RGB camera to teach, detect and estimate the 3D position of any known object.
We design & manufacture Robotic Systems & Solutions with a specialised focus on Intelligent Test Automation Tools. We serve OEMs, & Tier1’s (System Integrators) for validating their Human Machine Interfaces in various products such as vehicle infotainment systems, smart gadgets, consumer electronics smart equipment or mission-critical medical & avionics devices using our Robotics Automation Framework (RAF).
Robotic Automation Framework (RAF) is an advanced method of validating HIL* testing of IVI systems using Robotics, AI & Analytics. RAF is a highly customizable robotics solution that can easily be integrated into any existing testing framework or operated as an entirely independent system. Our QUACO product family offers various robotic hardware options to replicate real-world human actions and a cloud-based intelligent software toolkit that will help us with a standardized validation & data management approach throughout the product lifecycle stages.
We provide highly customisable robotics solutions for the various product lifecycles such as R&D, production, aftermarket, etc. Our extended engineering support team is currently offering testing equipment, test experts as well testing services or managed test facility lab as a service in various geographical locations such as USA, India, Mexico, France, the UK & Germany. We have over 9 years of experience in delivering innovative & dependable solutions in various industry verticals such as Automotive infotainment, Smart consumer electronics, Aviation, Medical, etc.
Focus: Hardware or Software, Software. While robotics is a highly integrated hardware and software system, Southie focuses on the software side of robots as this is where the bulk of the adoption gaps can be solved. Today’s hardware is highly optimized and robust, but it requires so much NRE to get working. So, Southie aims to reduce the complexity and skill required to deploy and changeover robots, creating a new way to see ROI on robots. A multi-purpose, no-code robotic system that line operators can use and reuse. included every autonomous system you could think of, from underwater robots to aerial drones to joint R&D with MIT and Harvard to advance autonomous mobile manipulation. As engineers we built autonomous systems that would satisfy the user’s mission and the user knew what they wanted the system to do, but there was a disconnect in how the user directed and understood what the system was doing. Basically, there was a fundamental gap that we later learned was an adoption gap between user and robotic system.It turns out that you can use that same exact lens to look at the industrial robotics sector and you’ll find the same exact problem. There is a huge gap between the people who want to use robots (e.g. warehouse workers and operators) and who can actually deploy robotic systems (e.g. automation engineers). So, Southie has created a new way for humans and robots to talk to other (i.e. at the task level instead of instructions). The result is we’ve bridged the gap by letting operations users task robots at the operational level, instead of at the engineering level.
Square Robot was established in 2016 when three veterans of the robotics industry identified a critical need to improve aboveground storage tank inspections. The autonomous robotic solution developed is a huge step forward for the industry. In-Service inspection of aboveground storage tanks removes people from the dangerous environments and minimizes hazardous vapor and chemical releases to the environment while keeping the tank operational. The Square Robot solution dramatically reduces the cost of tank inspection and intervention with no compromise on data or information quality
We design, manufacture, and sell autonomous mobile robots for security, inspection, assistance, and defense markets. We have developed our own mechanics, electronics, autonomous navigation, cloud, and artificial intelligence technologies which allow us to configure custom-made solutions for each market. Our vision is based on offering products and services that operate in human real environments while focusing on robustness and reasonable costs to achieve competitiveness from the beginning.
Proper urban sanitation is a costly, challenging, and labor-intensive endeavor and it is something that we face every day in Philadelphia as well as in cities all over the globe. Most large-scale automated tools for litter removal are too big to fit into pedestrian-centric areas, which means that these areas must still be cleaned by hand, increasing costs. Tergeo Tech addresses this problem by providing a semi-autonomous robot based on a modular and compartmentalized design. Our first robotic product can support litter removal by following a worker that removes litter from unreachable places that the robot then sweeps up, collects, and stores internally. Our modular design makes our robots easy to customize to fit various additional scenarios and customer needs with minimal changes in a cost-effective manner. This allows existing work forces to be more effective for minimal increases in operating costs.
We found the first working use case for domestic robots with “hand”. Tider can collect things from the floor and put them into branded baskets. Tider creates a new experience of a 24/7 tidy house.
MassRobotics’ Executive Director Tom Ryden announces the 2022 AWS Challenge and addresses how the AWS Robotics Startup Acceleration Program powered by MassRobotics helps robotics startups move at the pace of innovation and get products to market quickly.
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