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C2RO Robotics
Location: Suite RC-016, 780 Avenue Brewster, Montreal, Canada Canada
Founded in: 2016
Stage: Pre-launch
Number of employees: 6-15
Funding history:
- Date: 07/2016, Seed: $800 k (post valuation: undisclosed amount).
Investment Firms: TandemLaunch Inc.
Short URL: vator.co/c2ro-robotics
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C2RO Robotics

Intelligence and Collaboration for any Robot!
Startup/business
Montreal, Canada Canada
http://www.c2ro.com
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Company description

C2RO is a robot-agnostic cloud robotics platform that uses real-time stream data processing technology to provide server-based AI-enabled software solutions for robots. It dramatically augments the perceptive, cognitive and collaborative abilities of robots with a software-only solution, even the robots with limited sensing and computation resources.

The offered solutions can be delivered either as a public-cloud SaaS platform or as an on-premise software platform for robotics manufacturer or integrators in different market segments including service robotics, consumer robotics, industrial robotics, and UAVs.








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Business model

Our business model is SaaS B2B for robot manufacturers or integrators in the following market segments of robotics: service (commercial), consumer, industrial, drones.

The offered solutions can be delivered either as a public-cloud Enterprise SaaS platform (monthly subscription-based model) or as an on-premise SaaS platform deployment for robotics manufacturers. 

 

Competitive advantage

There are players such as Neurala which are working on robot autonomy by developing embedded AI SW/HW solutions (running directly into the robot). This approach can offer good autonomy functionality but lacks scalability and collaborative capability. Commercial IoT platforms such as GE Predix and CISCO Jasper have a more scalable approach, but autonomy is achieved by offline processing and therefore are not suitable for applications that need the response time in the order sub seconds (ie. Sending a robot into environments where random events may occur or landscape is unknown). Finally, there are players such as DroneDeploy (Drone Mapping Platform), CloudMinds (a newly born cloud robotics startup with a combination of HW/SW solution) and Rapyuta Robotics (a cloud robotics platform with a combination of HW/SW solution) that try to balance both dimensions.

 

C2RO is unique in that it offers a software-only solution via a robot-agnostic SaaS platform that covers both scalability and autonomy requirements for realizing robotic vision & control. This is possible with the use of our proprietary IP acquired as result of more than 5 years of research on parallel computing and cloud-based robotics control. 

There are currently no robot-agnostic platforms for real-time processing that specifically cater to the enhancement of existing robots. Our technology has been testing with at least 700 simulated robots for a machine learning algorithm where the processing time stay in the order of sub-seconds.

In general, our technology enables a scalable real-time stream processing via parallel computing with a software only solution (robot-agnostic), while the existing platforms are mainly either capable of batch (off-line) processing or they have embedded HW/SW solution. This gives us a unique competitive advantage to be able to offer a scalable enterprise SaaS platform for real-time robotics applications that needs sub-seconds response time. This enables robotic vision and collaboration applications that are not possible with embedded processing alone.

 

Moreover, our platform is a self-contained software solution, it means we do not need any third-party software partner (or any service of any public cloud provider) to deliver our solution to our customers. This way, we also offer on-premise deployment of our platform for customers who have privacy or latency concern of public hosting infrastructure for the deployment of the platform

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