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MUJIN Headquarter
The University of Tokyo Entrepreneur Plaza, Hongo 7-3-1,
Tokyo, 1130033, JPN
MUJIN Koishikawa Office
1-22-9 Koishikawa,
Tokyo, 1120002, JPN



TOTAL $954k
Series A, 8/2012

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MUJIN Inc. develops automation solutions for industrial robots in order simplify factory automation and increase worldwide manufacturing productivity.

MUJIN Inc. was founded at The University of Tokyo in 2011 by Issei Takino and Dr. Rosen Diankov, a researcher at JSK Laboratory of The University of Tokyo, a world-renowned roboticist, and the main contributor of the widely used open-source robot motion planning system OpenRAVE. Dr. Diankov has created and supported the Open Robotics Automation Virtual Environment (OpenRAVE) for over six years, and he is now using that experience to help the MUJIN team tackle tomorrow’s automation challenges along with robot makers, robot users, and robotics research institutions.

The founding of MUJIN centering on OpenRAVE’s core technologies is another great example of recent trends where open-source technologies enable new business solutions and can compete with the alternative commercial solutions.

Although there are many fields where MUJIN’s technology can be applied to, the main target is Factory Automation (FA) for industrial robots. Although FA demand is high and increasing everyday, current generation technology requires special training and the overall integration process is very time consuming process, which raises costs and impedes performance. By providing stand-alone to fully integrated solutions and services, MUJIN strives to help robot system integrators work more efficiently, shorten their development and deployment cycles, and increase overall manufacturing productivity.

Industrial Robot Automation for Everyone

MUJIN’s mission is to accomplish allow complex industrial robotic systems to be setup by anyone regardless of their skill; easy access to industrial robots is the key to promoting factory automation and increasing worldwide manufacturing productivity.

Some key manufacturing markets in need of better automation technologies are:

  • Food & Medical
  • Electronics
  • Automotive
  • Logistics

With MUJIN Controller’s innovative solution will dramatically improve the existing expensive and complicated industrial robot programming process as well as the efficiency and usability of those robots.

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Above: MUJIN Controller Web Interface
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  1. Industrial Robotics Software Startup MUJIN Inc. raises $950K Series A funding from UTEC -The University of Tokyo Edge Capital ( [edit]
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