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Nomagic, a startup out of Poland, picks up $8.6M for its pick-and-place warehouse robots


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SOURCE: https://techcrunch.com/2020/02/04/nomagic-a-startup-out-of-poland-picks-up-8-6m-for-its-pick-and-place-warehouse-robots/
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Robots powered by its tech can successfully select items from an “unstructured” group of objects — that is, not an assembly line, but potentially another box — before picking it up and placing it elsewhere.Kacper Nowicki, the ex-Googler CEO of Nomagic who co-founded the company with Marek Cygan (an academic) and Tristan d’Orgeval (formerly of Climate Corporation), noted that while there has been some work on the problem of unstructured objects and industrial robots — in the US, there are some live implementations taking shape, with one, Covariant, recently exiting stealth mode — it has been mostly a “missing piece” in terms of the innovation that has been done to make logistics and fulfilment more efficient.That is to say, there has been little in the way of bigger commercial roll outs of the technology, creating an opportunity in what is a huge market: fulfilment services are projected to be a $56 billion market by 2021 (currently the US is the biggest single region, estimated at between $13.5 billion and $15.5 billion).“If every product were a tablet or phone, you could automate a regular robotic arm to pick and pack,” Nowicki said.

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