Automate announces seven Launch Pad Startup Competition finalists

  • March 13, 2019
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Automate announces seven Launch Pad Startup Competition finalists
Automate announces seven Launch Pad Startup Competition finalists

March 13, 2019 – Automate today announced the seven finalists in the Automate Launch Pad Startup Competition. Co-produced with MassRobotics, the competition gives the industry’s most innovative young companies in robotics, machine vision and motion control the chance to vie for a $10,000 cash award and the spotlight at the Automate 2019 Show and Conference—North America’s showcase devoted to automation industry trends, technology and business innovation, taking place April 8-11 in Chicago, Illinois.   

On April 10 at 3 p.m. in the “Win the Future” theater, the seven finalists will have five minutes to pitch their technology solution to a panel of judges comprised of industry leaders and investors. Past winners include Apellix (2017) for its software-controlled aerial robotics and Soft Robotics (2015) for its innovative gripping solution.

“While there can only be one winner, we expect to see the innovations from all seven finalists playing an instrumental role in transforming the manufacturing and service sectors over the next decade,”said Jeff Burnstein, president of the Association for Advancing Automation (A3), which organizes Automate.  

Automate Launch Pad Competition Finalists

Firefly Dimension Inc. (Booth 9639) - Firefly is dedicated to developing the largest field-of-view, standalone, and the most cost-effective Augmented Reality (AR) headsets for industrial applications.

Innovative Mechatronic Systems B.V. (Booth 9641) - IM Systems developed the Archimedes Drive, a toothless gearbox with speed reducer technology, that brings groundbreaking improvements in performance compared to current drive solutions.

Realtime Robotics (Booth 9649) - Realtime Robotics works with customers to create adaptable robotic systems for application to the vast majority of industrial tasks in dynamic environments, as well as to enable autonomous driving platforms to achieve superior safety at normal driving speeds, even in complex urban driving environments.

Southie Autonomy (Booth 9367) - Southie Autonomy builds intelligent robot software that enables any industrial robot to be re-purposed and re-deployed by any person, without robotics expertise or even computer skills. 

Ubiros (Booth 9643) - Ubiros builds soft robot hands that conform to the shape of objects to avoid damaging or bruising fragile objects.

WiBotic, Inc .(Booth 9645) - WiBotic provides wireless charging and power optimization solutions with its patented Adaptive Matching technology built into every system, improving upon established methods for magnetic resonance and inductive power transfer, to provide the power levels and increased antenna range drones and robots demand. 

Wilder Systems (Booth 9647) - Wilder Systems is expanding the range of feasible robotic applications by introducing collaborative, multi-functional robots into aerospace manufacturing.

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