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Omnirobotic obtains $500k to broaden product choices for producers

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Omnirobotic has raised funding to commercialize manufacturing automation.

AutonomyOS is designed to assist automate manufacturing duties. Source: Omnirobotic

Omnirobotic Inc. as we speak mentioned it has closed on $500,000 in funding. The Laval, Quebec-based firm mentioned it plans to make use of the financing to commercialize robots utilizing its proprietary AutonomyOS platform for producers combating labor shortages in high-mix manufacturing environments.

“Building autonomous machines permits Omnirobotic to handle the necessity for expert labor at scale,” mentioned Francois Simard, co-founder and CEO of Omnirobotic, in a launch. “This mannequin has confirmed to be far more efficient at deploying AutonomyOS at scale.”

“We offered in six months extra machines than forecast for a 12 months,” he added. “Manufacturers need to purchase confirmed options, not automation tasks. Developing normal machines that they will strive earlier than they purchase proved to be the correct method to getting SMEs to undertake new automation know-how.”

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Omnirobotic provides {hardware}, restructures

Since 2016, Simard and Omnirobotic co-founder Laurier Roy have labored to develop AutonomyOS, a platform to coach robots to carry out manufacturing processes on never-seen-before elements. Until 2022, the firm licensed AutonomyOS to customers constructing autonomous machines.

Last 12 months, Omnirobotic modified its enterprise mannequin to turn into a machine builder, promoting robotic gear constructed on AutonomyOS. The firm restructured to replicate this transformation in June.

Investissement Québec, as a consultant of the federal government of Québec, supported Omnirobotic on this transition, restructuring the corporate’s debt, whereas current strategic traders, the administration, and all of the remaining staff injected new liquidities.

In November, Omnirobotic signed a distribution settlement with Würth Baer Supply Co. to commercialize robots for woodworking. Simard famous that Omnirobotic plans to handle extra markets with new merchandise. 

“The new merchandise developed by Omnirobotic utilizing AutonomyOS are addressing well-identified expert labor scarcity within the business,” he mentioned. “We plan to widen our product line within the metallic transformation and composite sectors within the close to future.”

“Our autonomous sanding robots are already disrupting the cupboard manufacturing business by permitting firms counting as few as six folks to automate one of many hardest duties of their store efficiently,” mentioned Simard. “That is why we just lately moved to a brand new 6,500 sq.-ft. [603.8-sq.-m] facility that may enable us to construct as much as 180 machines yearly.”

Génik invests to serve world prospects

Strategic traders led Omnirobotic’s spherical, which additionally included participation from Genik and Exelpro administration, in addition to its personal staff. It beforehand raised $5 million in 2020.

Génik is a vertically built-in firm that has designed and manufactured automated methods for greater than 30 years. The Saint-Jérôme, Québec-based member of the Excelpro Group mentioned it serves prospects world wide.

“Genik is serving some firms utilizing autonomy,” acknowledged Patrick Gariépy, co-founder and president of Genik Automation. “We see the way forward for automation in this sort of know-how, which is why we determined to re-invest in Omnirobotic.”

“We are coaching a few of our engineers on utilizing AutonomyOS and are utilizing it to keep up Genik as an automation chief,” he mentioned.

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