Mitsubishi Electric Corporation has purchased a stake in the industrial motion-detection start-up Realtime Robotics, Inc. The move is part of Mitsubishi’s initiative of building safer and stronger robotics ancillaries for industries, especially heavy industries. The first quarter of 2019, saw Mitsubishi’s business units diversifying into domains such as connected cars and cloud computing. This current announcement, being currently specific to robotics indicates Mitsubishi’s plans of penetrating into emerging, futuristic domains as a part of its ever-enterprising roadmap.
As per the company’s blog, “Motion planning is the process of calculating and determining the optimized path that a robot should take to reach a goal without colliding with any obstacle. Realtime Robotics’ motion path planning solution performs the necessary calculations in real time.”
With a large volume of individuals exploring lucrative jobs, labor cost in heavy industries is increasing, globally. This is not rewarding for any business, that is now looking out for feasible options to work in conjunction with the existing industrial workforce. While robotics is the clear answer to that, Mitsubishi is cashing in as the company is already building industrial robots. The company has developed a flagship line of robotics products, MELFA.
Salient attributes of MELFA are –
- High-accuracy pick-and-place control solution
- Vision capability
- Force sensors
- Maisart®** AI technology
Industries are realizing the importance of robots to work in conjunction with human resources — as such products such as MELFA will be a necessity in the near future for industries.
By 2020, the company plans to launch a brand new line of robotics after infusing motion-detection capabilities of Realtime Robotics, Inc. Also, Mitsubishi’s electric business unit will keep looking out for promising start-ups such as Realtime Robotics, Inc. so that the company can collaborate and perhaps make one of the best robotics systems, worldwide.