RGo Robotics, a maker of artificial perception technology designed for mobile robots, shared a number of announcements about its product lines and leadership team this morning.
The Cambridge, Mass.-based company develops the Perception Engine, a patent-pending computer vision and AI technology designed for autonomous mobile robots (AMRs) and autonomous guided vehicles (AGVs). The company added it works with customers in logistics, manufacturing, and last-mile delivery.
Accelerated customer traction
Capra Robotics, an award-winning mobile robot manufacturer based in Denmark, selected RGo’s Perception Engine for its new Hircus mobile robot platform.
“RGo continues to develop game-changing navigation technology,” said Niels Juls Jacobsen, CEO of Capra and founder of Mobile Industrial Robots. “Traditional localization sensors either work indoors or outdoors – but not both. Combining both capabilities into a low-cost, compact and robust system is a key aspect of our strategy to deliver mobile robotics solutions to the untapped ‘interlogistics’ market.”
RGo Robotics said it has completed comprehensive field trials in challenging indoor and outdoor environments. The company also noted that it would continued its commercial momentum with new customers. The design wins are with market-leading robot OEMs across multiple vertical markets ranging from logistics and industrial autonomous mobile robots (AMRs), forklifts, outdoor machinery and service robots.
Perception Engine v2.0 brings greater precision and visibility
RGo said it develops disruptive AI-powered technology for autonomous mobile robots, allowing them to achieve 3D, human-level perception.
It noted that its Perception Engine gives mobile robots the ability to understand complex surroundings and operate autonomously like humans. It integrates with mobile robotic systems to deliver centimeter-scale position accuracy in any environment.
The engine surpasses the cost and performance capabilities of traditional LiDAR and reflector-based positioning technologies while meeting the high robustness standards of industrial systems, the company claimed. In Q2 2023, RGo will release the next iteration of its software delivering powerful new enhancements, including:
- Indoor-Outdoor Mode, a breakthrough capability for mobile robot navigation allows mobile robots to operate in all environments – both indoors and outdoors.
- High-Precision Mode, enabling millimeter-scale precision for docking and similar use cases.
- Control Center 2.0, a completely redesigned configuration and admin interface. This new version supports global map alignment, advanced exploration capabilities and new map sharing utilities.
RGo has separately announced support for NVIDIA Jetson Orin System-on-Modules, enabling breakthrough visual perception for wide range of mobile robot applications.
Expanded leadership team
Four strategic leadership appointments include Yael Fainaro, Chief Business Officer and president; Mathieu Goy, head of European sales; Yasuaki Mori, executive consultant, APAC market development; and Amy Villeneuve as a member of the Board of Directors.
“It is exciting to have reached this important milestone. The new additions to our leadership team underpin our evolution from a technology innovator to a scaling commercial business model including new geographies,” said Amir Bousani, CEO and co-founder, RGo Robotics.
“RGo has achieved impressive product maturity and growth since exiting stealth mode last year,” said Fainaro. “The company’s vision-based localization capabilities are industrial-grade, extremely precise and ready today for even the most challenging environments. This, together with higher levels of 3D perception, brings tremendous value to the rapidly growing mobile robotics market. I’m looking forward to working with Amir and the team to continue growing RGo in the year ahead.”
Mathieu Goy, based in Paris, and Yasuaki Mori, based in Tokyo, join with extensive sales experience in the European and APAC markets, the company said. RGo is establishing an initial presence in Japan this year with growth in South Korea also planned for later in 2023.
Amy Villeneuve joins RGo’s Board of Directors with leadership experience in the robotics industry, including her time as the former COO and president of Amazon Robotics.
“I am very excited to join the team,” said Villeneuve. “RGo’s technology creates disruptive change in the industry. It reduces cost and adds capabilities to mobile robots in logistics and enables completely new applications in emerging markets including last-mile delivery and service robotics.”
LogiMAT 2023 & Robotics Summit & Expo
RGo will exhibit its technology at LogiMAT 2023, Europe's biggest annual intralogistics tradeshow, from April 25-27, in Stuttgart, Germany at Booth 6F59.
The company will also sponsor and host the panel session “Unlocking New Applications for Mobile Robots” at the Robotics Summit and Expo in Boston from May 10-11.