Unbox Robotics is a startup that’s developing software-defined robotics for supply chains. Its Swarm Intelligence-powered vertical robotics sortation solution has been used by leading e-commerce, retail, and electrical companies. It recently raised $7 million in a Series-A round led by 3one4 Capital.
Unbox Robotics has raised $7 million in Series-A funding from a number of investors. This round was led by 3one4 Capital and included participation from existing investors, including Sixth Sense Ventures and Redstart Labs. The funding will help Unbox expand its business internationally and conduct R&D. The company is currently focusing on developing robots for the shipping industry.
The company’s founders have deep experience in the robotics space. Pramod implemented the first robot-based sorting project in India, and Shahid built his own robotics startup. The team has also won awards, including the prestigious India Innovation Growth Programme 2.0 and a Leadership in Innovation Fellowship program from the Royal Academy of Engineering.
Unbox Robotics’ Swarm robotics technology can be deployed in less than a week. It improves human productivity and lowers operational costs by 60%. It can be deployed in larger facilities as well as small micro-hubs. It uses a vertical sorting mechanism to sort packages.
Company is developing software-defined robotics platform for supply chain
Unbox Robotics is a Pune-based startup that has built a software-defined robotics platform for the supply chain. Its robotic systems automate logistics operations and enhance efficiency. Its proprietary plug-and-play Swarm robotics can be deployed in as little as a week. The company’s product is able to scan packages with greater accuracy and in less space than humans do, while reducing operating costs by more than 60%.
The startup has raised $1.2 million in a pre-Series A round from BEENEXT and a $550K seed round. The money will go towards further developing the software, expanding globally, and building a team. Currently, Unbox is in talks with six ecommerce and logistics companies in India and Southeast Asia.
Cloud-based robotics platforms are becoming more prevalent. Amazon, Microsoft, and Google Cloud are among the major cloud providers. These providers offer a pay-as-you-go pricing model and are increasingly attracting robotics companies. While cloud-based platforms are a good solution for smaller robotics startups, many larger companies are opting for multi-cloud deployments. Several are also exploring private on-premises cloud options.
The company’s software allows for centralized management and monitoring of robots. Users can design rules for their facilities and define workflows for robots to follow. For example, robots can be configured to visit a warehouse every 15 minutes or when a user triggers it. The software is user-friendly and requires no programming knowledge. It is a complete software-defined robotics platform for supply chain automation.
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Its vertical robotics sortation solution is powered by Swarm Intelligence
Unbox Robotics’ patented vertical robotics sortation solution, powered by Swarm Intelligence, is designed to automate logistics for e-commerce retailers. The company’s system deploys a fleet of autonomous mobile robots using Swarm Intelligence to automatically sort packages vertically into smart racks. The robots are able to distinguish products based on product type, supplier, location, and more. The patented system is designed to automate any warehouse, from small-scale operations to larger ones, enabling e-commerce retailers to move to Industry 4.0. It uses the unused space in warehouses to automatically scan packages and organize them into smart racks.
The system can be installed in less than two weeks and takes up less than half of existing space compared to other sortation systems. This lowers capital and operational expenses while delivering more than three times the productivity of existing workers. It can be used in micro-hubs requiring as little as 2,000 square feet of space. The robotic sortation solution’s patented plug and play robotics system allows for rapid deployment.
Unbox Robotics is a global leader in supply chain robotics technology, specializing in robotics-based fulfilment and distribution. The company’s cutting-edge technology solutions help companies accelerate productivity and improve the end-customer experience. The company is headquartered in Pune, India, and has more than 100 team members.
Its customers include leading e-commerce, retail and electrical companies
Unbox Robotics is a startup that develops robotic solutions for supply chain management. The company recently raised $7 million in a Series-A round led by 3one4 Capital. The round also included Redstart Labs and Sixth Sense Ventures.
Unbox Robotics’ technology enables customers to reduce their operating costs and boost their staff productivity by more than three times. The company has developed a patented system that deploys a fleet of autonomous mobile robots that sort packages into smart racks. It can also sort returned goods by product type, location and supplier. With this system, warehouses of any size can be automated and transitioned to Industry 4.0 with minimal human intervention. The robots can be configured to fit into existing warehouse systems and can be deployed in a matter of days.