Rapyuta Robotics Opens New Office in Chicago, U.S.A., as the First Step in Global Expansion ~Accelerating Warehouse efficiency in the U.S.~

Date: 26 Jan 2023
Category: corporate, engineering, events, press release

TOKYO, JAPAN ー
Rapyuta Robotics, Co., Ltd., a leading developer of collaborative pick-assist robots (Rapyuta PA-AMR), or warehouse robots, and pioneers of Cloud Robotics, have established their U.S. subsidiary, Rapyuta Robotics, Inc.
In celebration of the establishment of the U.S. subsidiary, the company also unveiled a redesign of the interactive character on their picking assist robot (“Rapyuta PA-AMR”) .

■Background and Purpose of the New Chicago Office
Rapyuta Robotics, based in Japan, has been helping 3PL companies across the country improve their picking operations and maximizing efficiency in warehouses. Rapyuta Robotics holds the top market share of pick-assist robots. ※1
The Rapyuta PA-AMR’s advanced technology platform (rapyuta.io) paired with their warehouse robots, have been developed in Japan’s distribution centers, where space constraints and high quality of service are the norm. The company is bringing this proven technology and hardware to provide great value to customers in overseas markets as well. The newly established Chicago office will accelerate sales activities and operations throughout the U.S., and Rapyuta Robotics is committed to delivering guaranteed ROI in the United States.

※1: Deloitte Tohmatsu MIC Economic Research Institute, “Service Robot Solution Market Outlook FY2022,” Picking Assist Robot Market Share and Trends: https://mic-r.co.jp/mr/02360/

■ Location of Rapyuta Robotics, Inc. office
Rapyuta Robotics, Inc.
935 National Parkway, Suite 935-45
Schaumburg, Illinois 60173 (Map)

Opening Ceremony of Chicago Office
An opening ceremony was held on January 25, 2023 to celebrate the establishment of the office.
The ceremony featured congratulatory speeches by Mr. Hiroshi Tajima, Consulate General of Japan in Chicago and Mr. Tom Dailly, Mayor of Schaumburg.
More than 30 guests from the logistics industry were excited to participate in the demonstration of capabilities of Rapyuta Robotics pick assist robots PA-AMR.

■ About New design of Rapyuta PA-AMR’s Face
In celebration of the establishment of its U.S. subsidiary, Raputa PA-AMR’s character has been redesigned. This character provides guidance to the user in the robot’s interface, changing its movements and facial expressions in response to the user’s actions. It was designed to make the robot more fun, familiar, and user-friendly for the user.

■ Rapyuta Robotics
Rapyuta Robotics is a leading provider of flexible and collaborative autonomous mobile robot (Rapyuta PA-AMR) solutions and the pioneers in cloud robotics. Headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, Rapyuta Robotics is a Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH Zurich) spin-off, operates with a vision to be the leader in making robots more attainable and useful by taking an open, platform-centric approach to develop and operate robotics solutions. At ETH Zurich, Rapyuta Robotics’ founding members worked on the RoboEarth and Cubli projects.

Media contacts:
Rapyuta Robotics Co., Ltd.
Corporate PR: Tabuchi, Suzuki
MAIL: pr@rapyuta-robotics.com

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