Kudan and Movel AI forms strategic partnership and deploys integrated solution commercially
JAPAN/SINGAPORE, MARCH 16, 2023 - Movel AI and Kudan Inc. have collaborated to provide an enhanced mobile robot navigation experience through the integration of their respective technologies. Movel AI's robotics navigation solutions 'Seirios and Kudan’s 3D Lidar ‘KdLidar’ and visual ‘KdVisual’ SLAM, were successfully integrated to create a unified solution. The integrated solution is now available for the global market and is expected to have multiple commercial deployments on customer sites in the coming months.
Movel AI, the Singapore-based robotics software company, is widely offering its clients this all-in-one localization, navigation and fleet management software through a seamless user interface which will benefit from Kudan’s robust and highly accurate positioning software.
Kudan and Movel AI began talks in 2022 and the aligned synergy between both companies made us start to collaborate on product development and business expansion towards AMR market.
This partnership enabled Movel AI to integrate Kudan’s 3D Lidar SLAM and Visual SLAM into its Seirios Robotic Navigation System (RNS) and Fleet Management System (FMS) to offer greater localization and mapping capabilities to its clients. Both new and existing clients can experience enhanced localization accuracy by up to 2cm, so that robots can more precisely position themselves and navigate in the environment. Kudan SLAM also allows the robots to operate in dynamic and complex environments with excellent robustness, reliability and operational efficiency compared to other open-source solutions.
Figure 1: Seiros’ Lane Navigation Feature | Image Source: Movel AI
Figure 2: Seirios FMS Manage Map Feature | Image source: Movel AI
For Kudan, this collaboration and release of all-in-one solution allows us to offer customers navigation and fleet management solutions on top of our SLAM software. This will benefit customers who are looking to accelerate their go-to-market plan or to scale their robotic fleet aggressively.
Figure 3: Kudan’s 3D-Lidar SLAM | Image source: Kudan
Figure 4: Kudan’s Visual SLAM | Image source: Kudan
"We are thrilled to partner with Movel AI and witness the commercial release of this integrated solution leveraging our market-leading SLAM technologies." said Daiu Ko, CEO of Kudan. "With our collaboration, we look forward to leveraging the busines footprint of both companies in different regions and helping AMR vendors in the global market grow their deployment base with enhanced performance and efficiency enabled by our joint solution.”
"At Movel AI, we aim to speed up robot adoption across industries. Our partnership with Kudan is a crucial step towards achieving this vision, while simultaneously advancing robotics companies to leverage enhanced navigation experience.” said Abhishek Gupta, CEO of Movel AI. "Through collaborating with Kudan, we are confident in delivering greater value by leveraging our expertise to offer innovative navigation solutions to the robotics market. This partnership is a significant milestone for both companies, and we look forward to the opportunities it presents.”
The joint solution has already generated the interest of multiple robotics companies, which are now currently testing it in different phases and progressing towards commercial site deployment. Seirios’ technology will enable everyone, even non-tech users, to enjoy the performance capabilities and experience a seamless robot navigation. Furthermore, it can also be scaled efficiently across robotic fleets, allowing robot fleet managers to run and delegate tasks to up to 100 robots with one single system.
About Movel AI
Movel AI is a robotics software, deep tech startup based in Singapore. Movel AI delivers human-like precision and movements to robots; combining sensor fusion, vision and machine learning & artificial intelligence technologies. Movel AI’s solutions are tailored to customers across different industries, applications and needs; from AGVs (automated guided vehicles) traversing factory grounds for logistical movements, to inspection robots scanning structural defects within multi-storey buildings, to enabling automated navigation in personal mobility devices. For more information, please refer to Movel AI’s website at www.movel.ai.
About Kudan Inc.
Kudan is a deep tech research and development company specializing in algorithms for artificial perception (AP). As a complement to artificial intelligence (AI), AP functions allow machines to develop autonomy. Currently, Kudan is using its high-level technical innovation to explore business areas based on its own milestone models established for deep tech which provide wide-ranging impact on several major industrial fields.
For more information, please refer to Kudan’s website at https://www.kudan.io/.
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