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Rapyuta Robotics selected for SoftBank Innovation Program

April 7, 2017

SoftBank Innovation Program (SIP) to fund and facilitate prototyping and market testing for Rapyuta Robotics’ new cloud-based drone service

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Rapyuta Robotics receives JPY 1,000M (USD $10M) in Series A led by SBI Investments

September 5, 2016

Tokyo, Japan - Cloud robotics company Rapyuta Robotics has just announced $10 million USD* in Series A funding led by SBI investments Co. Ltd., one of Japan’s leading financial investors. SBI also invested in Rapyuta Robotics’ seed round, which was which was led by Cyberdyne Inc. in 2015.

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Swiss CTI provides funds to develop our Cloud Robotics Platform  in partnership with Zurich University of Applied Sciences

August 12, 2016

Zurich, Switzerland - Rapyuta Robotics is pleased to announce that the Swiss Commission for Technology and Innovation (CTI) will provide approximately USD 500K in funding to support the development of our Cloud Robotics Platform  in partnership with the ICCLab/SPLab at the Zurich University of Technology.

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Rapyuta Robotics sponsors ROSCon’17 Diversity Scholarship

July 3, 2017

Tokyo, Japan - We are excited to announce that Rapyuta Robotics is a Gold Sponsor of ROSCon 2017 and will also be sponsoring this year’s ROSCon Diversity Scholarship.

At Rapyuta Robotics we value diversity at our core, so we are proud to be helping ROSCon make the robotics community more open and accessible through the Diversity Scholarship program. As the premiere conference for Robot Operating System (ROS) developers, ROSCon is an opportunity for beginner and expert developers alike to spend two days learning from and networking with the ROS community. ROSCon’s vision to diversify and represent the entire ROS community really resonates with us because we believe the field of robotics needs diversity if we are to truly unlock innovation and accelerate growth.

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Making robotics accessible: Slush Tokyo 2017 Startup Event

April 4, 2017

Tokyo, Japan - Robotics technology is advancing daily, but practically speaking, real world applications for robotics are limited because the technology is still far too complex for most businesses to take up. This March Rapyuta Robotics CEO Gajan Mohanarajah took the stage at Slush Tokyo, one of the world’s largest startup events. The theme of his presentation: Making robots broadly accessible.

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Team-building in Kawaguchiko: Notes from our first company retreat

November 5, 2016

The Rapyuta Robotics team has seen a lot of growth since this time last year, and given the distance between our three offices, we thought it was a good time for some face-to-face interaction. To that end, the Zurich and Bangalore teams headed to the airport and flew to Tokyo for our first ever Company Retreat.

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In the Press

June 13, 2017
[JP] Cloud robotics could help Japan solve its aging population crisis

May 20, 2017
[EN] Japanese robotics startups look to foreign talent

May 15, 2017
[JP] Robotics startups hiring foreign talent to fill skills gap

April 17, 2017
[JP] How trends in drone technology and regulation impact our lives

April 13, 2017
[JP] Rapyuta Robotics to commercialize under Second Softbank Innovation Program

April 13, 2017
[JP] Rapyuta Robotics among 3 drone companies selected by Softbank to drive "industrial revolution in the sky"

April 3, 2017
[EN] Global Cloud Robotics Market Expected to Surge at an Impressive CAGR of 32.4% During the Forecast Period 2016–2024

January 5, 2017
[JP] Robotics business driven by 2 childhood friends from Sri Lanka - with IPO in mind

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