Looking Back on 2023 – Mujin Rocks Robotics!

As we reach the end of 2023, it’s time to celebrate our incredible successes and the outstanding contributions of Mujinians who have gone above and beyond for our company. We extend our heartfelt gratitude for your continuous support throughout this year.

Together, we’ve navigated numerous developments and achieved remarkable milestones. Mujin’s success is significantly attributed to the unwavering dedication and hard work of our exceptional team. Your professionalism, organizational skills, and years of experience have propelled us to become one of the leading robotics companies.

2023 Highlights

New products: 

TruckBot

TruckBot, powered by Mujin, revolutionizes automation! Unloading 1,000 mixed cases per hour at depths of 15 meters, handling 22 kg cases effortlessly.

  • MujinController’s central intelligence coordinates it all: mobile conveyor, manipulator hand, and 3D vision, optimizing routes for seamless unloading and sustained high productivity.
  • Precision 3D vision ensures accuracy in any environment.
  • Cutting-edge hardware, specialized conveyors, and our unique robot intelligence software redefine productivity synergy.

New grippers for bags

Introducing MujinRobot’s latest innovation: specialized bag robot hands for diverse factory and warehouse automation.

  1. Loading and Unloading Gripper: Effortlessly transports bags of various sizes and types with a top suction hand, ensuring damage-free handling. With a standard 30kg payload capacity, it adeptly manages mixed goods. Advanced 3D vision ensures accurate identification and seamless loading in any orientation, maximizing efficiency.
  2. Stacking Gripper: Provides exceptional support, conveying bags from the bottom for stable, high-speed transportation. This cutting-edge technology enables efficient stacking without sacrificing speed or reliability.

Series C funding reaching $104M (15 billion yen)!

  • Funding led by SBI Investment, Pegasus Tech Ventures, 7 Industries, Accenture, and renowned angel investor Dr. James Kuffner.
  • Additional funding led by Japan Post Capital Co., Ltd. and a strategic partner.
  • Our cumulative fundraising totaling $178M reflects the trust in Mujin’s vision.
  • The Series C financing was secured while retaining over 2/3 ownership.
  • Advancing accessibility to MujinController, transforming industrial robots for advanced automation in manufacturing, logistics, and beyond, fostering global innovation.
  • MujinController platform continues to revolutionize industrial robots for advanced automation across industries.

FIRST European office!

  • Introducing Mujin Europe Holding B.V., nestled in Eindhoven, the Netherlands.
  • This expansion, following our recent funding, underscores Mujin’s dedication to advancing global robotics and automation.
  • Follow Mujin Europe for updates on our continent-wide activities and exciting career opportunities.

Celebrating 23 awards, +3 in 2023!

Our new solution, the Intelligent Depalletizing/Palletizing Robot for Mixed Containers + AGV, clinched two awards this year!

  • Masters complex stacking patterns: mixed loading, straddling, and height matching.
  • Unique feature: Mujin’s robot hand adapts grips for up to 50 returnable box types automatically.
  • Offers an integrated in-plant logistics solution, uniting intelligent robots and AGVs.

Additionally, honored with the ‘Startup of the Year 2023‘ award at the Startup World Cup!

Exhibitions in Japan  

iREX 2023

Mujin showcased its latest six solutions. The exhibition’s concept revolves around “Intelligent Automation for DX in the Era of Variant Variables.”

Mechatronics Technology Japan 2023

Japan largest machine tool fair, where Mujin unveiled groundbreaking innovations including an intelligent robot for depalletizing/palletizing, awarded for enhancing factory operations; precision assembly automation using 3DCAD data, eliminating teach-in; and the PickWorker, the world’s fastest robot employing high-precision 3D vision for efficient part recognition and picking without prior teaching, reducing errors.

Nagoya Manufacturing World

For the first time, Mujin AGVs were showcased!

West Japan Manufacturing Technology Innovation Fair 2023

Mujin featured AGVs renowned for their exceptional practicality at manufacturing sites, showcasing actual machines that had already demonstrated success.

Kansai Robot world

Mujin’s spotlight was on the ‘QR Grid type’ AGV, renowned for its exceptional practicality in manufacturing.

Exhibitions in USA 

Manifest 2023

A cutting-edge, fully automated robotic order fulfillment solution was featured, pairing a robot arm and AGVs from Geek+, all powered by MujinController.
The event included a panel titled 𝐘𝐨𝐮 𝐀𝐫𝐞 𝐑𝐞𝐚𝐝𝐲 𝐟𝐨𝐫 𝐑𝐨𝐛𝐨𝐭𝐬 𝐢𝐧 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐖𝐚𝐫𝐞𝐡𝐨𝐮𝐬𝐞, hosted by Mujin CEO Ross Diankov and featuring guests from FANUC America Corporation, Geek+, and Walmart.

PACK EXPO Las Vegas 2023

Mujin highlighted our advanced palletizing and depalletizing of mixed product SKUs alongside an automated transport system in collaboration with KUKA.

Automate Show 2023

Mujin demonstrated the remarkable capabilities of the MujinController as a hardware agnostic, universal robot controller. With its real-time digital twin and user-friendly interface, our platform simplifies the setup process for any robotic application, and its power was on full display controlling robots from six different manufacturers in a variety of automated tasks.

ProMat 2023

Mujin was unveiling our next revolutionary automation solution – our automated truck trailer and shipping container unloader, TruckBot, can unload up to 1,000 cases per hour!

Customer cases

Trusco Nakayama

At their flagship distribution center, “Planet Saitama,” Mujin is innovating our customer’s outbound workflows with MujinPack. It’s an advanced mixed-SKU robotic palletizing system, promising unmatched efficiency.

Unprecedented Speed & Adaptability: Mujin’s system matches human adaptability, revolutionizing outbound palletizing speed.

  • Real-time Integration: MujinController and 3D Vision ensure seamless box dimension confirmation, enhancing operational flexibility.
  • Dynamic Stacking Modes: MujinPack adjusts on-the-fly with two stacking modes: Uniform Box Stacking and Random Palletizing, accommodating various box sizes.
  • Precision 3D Vision: Guarantees precise loading by detecting differences between virtual and real environments, even with AMR integration.
  • Opportunistic Multipicking: Boosting pick rate by opting for multiple-case picking for same-sized boxes.
  • Mujin’s Innovation: At Planet Saitama, MujinPack sets the warehouse automation standard, offering human-level adaptability, traceability, and consistency.

Kyowa Shiko

Mujin achieved seamless automation in shipping and unloading by deploying two MujinRobot Depalletizers featuring “masterless” multi-picking capability, enabling each unit to unload over 1,000 cases per hour. This innovation resulted in a 70% surge in shipping capacity, establishing a reliable shipping system.

  • Uninterrupted shipping operations despite staffing challenges.
  • Consistent, precise work plans facilitated by the dependable robot workforce.
  • Improved operational efficiency, often surpassing scheduled timelines.
  • A 70% increase in shipping capacity, boosting company profits while reducing overtime hours.

Kao Corporation

Mujin deployed our Intelligent Robots and AGVs for Kao Corporation’s new warehouse.

Customer testimonial:
“Stepping into the warehouse, you’re greeted by a fully automated sorting area! The robots efficiently pick cardboard boxes per order, ensuring precision.
What’s truly impressive? These robots pick only the necessary boxes for each order, sorting them by destination, all in an unmanned zone. They handle an array of products – daily necessities to cosmetics – each with different sizes and weights. And the robots flawlessly calculate packing methods to maximize space and prevent collapses.
What’s more, these robots work tirelessly day and night, ensuring swift operations. Packing overnight ensures readiness for morning truck arrivals.”

New culture video

We believe that people who love what they do are the ones who can truly make a difference.
Our culture is our compass on this journey, and it’s what sets us apart. We’re a global team, fortunate to have diverse perspectives contributing positively to our mission. Embracing these differences fuels our strength and unity.
At Mujin, we all share a deep passion for robotics and automation and an unwavering spirit of never surrendering to challenges.

We wish you wonderful holidays. See you again in 2024! 

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