Internet of Robots, a Polish project, has been shortlisted as one of the best projects in robotics by this year’s Robot Launch Startup Competition. Internet of Robots has been created by a Warsaw-based startup TechOcean.
It’s the third edition of Robot Launch Startup Competition and was first held in 2014. It’a a co-op of Silicon Valley Robotics and Robohub. They choose 30 most interesting and promising projects in robotics. In alphabetical order this year’s Shortlist is: Aatonomy, Acro, AirZaar, bridgeOS, Choitek, Cubit, Emobie Labs, FoldiMate, Franklin Robotics, Halodi, Industrial robots with 3D vision, Internet of Robots, Kamigami Robots, LabsCubed, Modular Science, Mothership Aeronautics, MOTI, Parihug, Robolink, Robotics Materials, Robotics platform for EDU and DIY, SD3D, Semio, Bioprint startup, Tactile Robots, The Virtual Robotics Toolkit, Track mounted mobile robots, UniExo, UnNamed and ViDi Systems.
The Internet of Robots is a system designed for easy assembly of robots. It’s aimed at users aged 12-18, who can learn while developing their passions. Of course, since it’s aimed at both primary schoolers and high schoolers it means that different difficulty levels are avaiable. The older the child is, the more complex their projects become and the more they learn about mechanics and programming. The user can build their own robot, do the wiring and programming themselves. It’s Internet, electronics, hardware and software combined. All you have to do is pick the modules and you can start creating your Internet of Robots.
TechOcean is a young company but they’ve already taken part in Hannover Messe 2016. They’ve created an underwater camera and an underwater robot.
While they came second in the RoboHub Reader’s Prize, with Ukrainian UniExpo getting the first place, they may still win the competition. The main prize is a one-month incubation award offered to the Best European Startup team by Odense Robotics and Invest in Odense. What’s more, the winners will have a chance to be selected to enter the Odense Robotic StartUp Hub for the duration of 12 months.
Next week, the judges will choose the best project out of the shortlisted 30.