Empowering Lives With Connected Machines

We envision a world with highly autonomous machines connected and coordinated in a streamlined way automating a significant portion of the dirty, dull, and dangerous work.

Mission: Our Core Purpose: Empowering Lives with Connected Machines

Our Core Purpose:

Empowering Lives With Connected Machines

Based on our core value of empathy we strongly believe that the dirty, dull, and dangerous work should be automated and people should be given an option to take up more intellectually challenging and creative work. We want to enable this automation with machines that are connected and coordinated in a streamlined manner.

Our Core Values

Core Values are a handful guiding principles we use when making all decisions including the ones on people, processes, and products.

Empathy

Empathy

We walk the extra mile to better understand the material, emotional, and intellectual needs and pain of our customers, colleagues, and communities.

Openness

Openness

We make sure all our data, decisions, and work are transparent. We actively seek out to include diverse points of view and collaborate to produce better results.

First Principles

Principles

We break things down to its fundamental truths and reason up from there to build optimal and authentic solutions.

Simplicity

Simplicity

With a holistic understanding and attention to detail, we reduce and organize to keep things accessible and nimble.

Drive

Drive

We are committed to our core purpose of empowering lives with connected machines. We keep learning to get better at what we do and give each other the autonomy to operate.

Fearlessness

Fearlessness

We take big and calculated risks without agonizing and create an environment that is safe to fail. We speak up when things are inconsistent with our core values.

Board of Directors

Gajan Mohanarajah

Co-founder and CEO

Conceptualized and developed Rapyuta, for RoboEarth, an EU funded project that pioneered an internet for robots. Led the Cubli project in 2013, recording more than 10 million views on YouTube. Ph.D. from ETH Zurich in 2014 and M.Eng/B.Eng from Tokyo Institute of Technology. A.Eng from Kurume National College of Technology, Japan.

Arudchelvan Krishnamoorthy

Co-founder and CFO

Former founding Partner & CIO at Fund of Tokyo, a global macro hedge fund. Worked for Nomura Securities, as an equity derivatives analyst. M.A. from Columbia Univ. and B.Eng. from Tokyo Institute of Technology.

Yuji Hirokawa

External Director

President & Representative Director at SecureWorks Japan K.K. Former President and Representative Director of Red Hat K.K, Japan. Other prior positions include Executive Director, International Sales, Hitachi and Director & Executive Officer of Sales, Sun Microsystems.

Yusuke Matsumoto

External Director

Yusuke is a young and passionate venture capitalist from SBI investment who is with us from the very beginning with a mission to put Rapyuta Robotics to the world’s centre stage. Yusuke has a master’s degree in engineering from Gifu University.

Company Profile

Corporate Name: Rapyuta Robotics Co. Ltd.,

Location: Parent Company: 4-10-5 Hirano, Koto City, Tokyo 135-0023, Japan

Bengaluru office: Rapyuta Robotics Private Limited, 1082, 12th Main Rd, HAL 2nd Stage, Doopanahalli, Indiranagar, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560038 India

Establishment: 2014-07-02

Number of Employees: 140 (2022)

As Seen On

corporate
/ 25 May 2022
Media Coverage_Mergermarket
Following our Series C fundraising, Rapyuta Robotics has been featured in Mergermarket on our future financial strategy.
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corporate, press release
/ 20 Apr 2022
Rapyuta Robotics secures USD 51 Million in Series C funding led by Goldman Sachs
Rapyuta Robotics, a leading developer of collaborative pick-assist robots (Rapyuta PA-AMR), or warehouse robots, and pioneers of Cloud Robotics, today announced USD $51 Million (JPY6.4 billion) in Series C funding led by Goldman Sachs Asset Management to accelerate expansion of robotics solutions and artificial intelligence technologies.
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engineering
/ 15 Mar 2022
ROS Noetic Support on rapyuta.io
rapyuta.io platform now supports ROS Noetic - the 13th ROS distribution, exclusively targeted for Python3. ROS Noetic is primarily targeted for the Ubuntu focal 20.04 release.
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engineering
/ 08 Dec 2021
Deploying a Live Robot Demo in the Cloud
This is the story of how we deployed a 6DOF arm robot on rapyuta.io cloud platform – with full access to a “robot command station” in JupyterLab! We’re using the Niryo One robot here, but you could do this with any similar robot. Introducing the Cloud! rapyuta.io is a platform to run…
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corporate
/ 25 May 2022
Media Coverage_Mergermarket
Following our Series C fundraising, Rapyuta Robotics has been featured in Mergermarket on our future financial strategy.
...
read me
corporate, press release
/ 20 Apr 2022
Rapyuta Robotics secures USD 51 Million in Series C funding led by Goldman Sachs
Rapyuta Robotics, a leading developer of collaborative pick-assist robots (Rapyuta PA-AMR), or warehouse robots, and pioneers of Cloud Robotics, today announced USD $51 Million (JPY6.4 billion) in Series C funding led by Goldman Sachs Asset Management to accelerate expansion of robotics solutions and artificial intelligence technologies.
...
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engineering
/ 15 Mar 2022
ROS Noetic Support on rapyuta.io
rapyuta.io platform now supports ROS Noetic - the 13th ROS distribution, exclusively targeted for Python3. ROS Noetic is primarily targeted for the Ubuntu focal 20.04 release.
...
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engineering
/ 08 Dec 2021
Deploying a Live Robot Demo in the Cloud
This is the story of how we deployed a 6DOF arm robot on rapyuta.io cloud platform – with full access to a “robot command station” in JupyterLab! We’re using the Niryo One robot here, but you could do this with any similar robot. Introducing the Cloud! rapyuta.io is a platform to run
...
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Events

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/ 22 Oct 2021
rclUE – a tool to enable cloud robotics simulation in Unreal Engine 4
rapyuta.io, our cloud robotics simulation software, is currently based on Gazebo and ROS (which we’ll call ROS1 hereafter, as ROS can also refer to both versions). This architecture presents a series of issues when trying to scale to multiple robots: ROS1 was originally designed for a single robot. Some…
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/ 18 May 2021
Platinum sponsor at ROSCon New Orleans 2021 and ROSCon JP 2021.
We are proud to announce that we will be a platinum sponsor at ROSCon New Orleans 2021 and ROSCon JP 2021.
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events
/ 26 Feb 2020
A Safari into the KubeVerse 
Dhanajay Sathe giving his talk at Kubernetes Forum Bangalore As part of our knowledge-sharing initiatives, our Staff Engineer Dhananjay Sathe gave a talk at Kubernetes Forum, Bangalore, India. With his own style of humor interspersed with enlightening facts, he took the audience on a Safari, literally! He introduced this…
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events
/ 22 Oct 2021
rclUE – a tool to enable cloud robotics simulation in Unreal Engine 4
...
read me
rapyuta.io, our cloud robotics simulation software, is currently based on Gazebo and ROS (which we’ll call ROS1 hereafter, as ROS can also refer to both versions). This architecture presents a series of issues when trying to scale to multiple robots: ROS1 was originally designed for a single robot. Some
events
/ 18 May 2021
Platinum sponsor at ROSCon New Orleans 2021 and ROSCon JP 2021.
We are proud to announce that we will be a platinum sponsor at ROSCon New Orleans 2021 and ROSCon JP 2021.
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events
/ 26 Feb 2020
A Safari into the KubeVerse 
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Dhanajay Sathe giving his talk at Kubernetes Forum Bangalore As part of our knowledge-sharing initiatives, our Staff Engineer Dhananjay Sathe gave a talk at Kubernetes Forum, Bangalore, India. With his own style of humor interspersed with enlightening facts, he took the audience on a Safari, literally! He introduced this

Company History

2005.04

Meeting in Japan

Our co-founders Arul and Gajan, originally from Sri Lanka, shared the same apartment during their undergraduate studies at Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan.

2010-2014

Internet for Robots

Our founding members worked on the RoboEarth project, an EU funded project that pioneered an internet for robots.The open source cloud robotics platform developed for this project was called ‘Rapyuta’.

History photo 3

2014.11

Launching Rapyuta Robotics

Our first engineering development kicked off in Zurich, Switzerland, where the initial members came from ETH Zurich, our Alma mater. The business side of things kicked off in Tokyo, Japan, our parent company.

2016.01

To India, for Talent

In search of more talent in software engineering, we opened an office in Bengaluru – the Silicon Valley of India.

History photo drone

2015-2017

Adventure with Drones

As part of our platform launching strategy, we built an in-house drone solution. Things did not fly as expected due to challenges in market readiness.

2019.07

Pivot to Logistics

We pivoted our inhouse solution to logistics and completed the pilot for a pick-assist solution with Nippon Express, one of Japan’s top 3PL companies.