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Bloomberg: Japan Is Figuring Out How to Deliver Goods Untouched by Humans

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Mujin's comment was introduced on Bloomberg.
Japan Is Figuring Out How to Deliver Goods Untouched by Humans


"Mujin Inc., a company that makes industrial robot controllers, said there’s booming interest for its solutions. Logistics automation is now seen as a way to prepare for emergency."

Because of the recent social conditions, the demand for logistics automation is rapidly increasing. Automation is not only considered in terms of cost effectiveness, but also of "preparation of emergency" for business continuity even when people cannot come to work.


Good coffee at the workplace - it's possible with Mujin!

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For many people, coffee is a significant part of their lives. This has become very popular with many people liking the convenience it provides. Being able to buy a coffee and then drink it on the go from a fresh clean cup is an amazing feeling. But how to get coffee during the working hours? Just serve the best coffee to employees!
Mujin employees
At Mujin we provide brewed fresh coffee whenever our employees or guests want it. This coffee culture was born together with the Mujin birth. Mujin CTO, Rosen, brought this culture to life. We are serving not just coffee but "the best" coffee, which is reflecting one of the Mujin culture, "Pursue the Highest Quality."
Rosen is a true coffee lover. He always starts his day with black coffee made in a Mujin way upgraded coffee machine. This machine (currently we two) we called internally “Rosen’s child”. It is a fancy fully automatic coffee machine “Jura” filled with high-quality fresh coffee beans. It guarantees the perfec…

Mujin CEO, Issei, was a special lecturer at the University of Tokyo

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Issei was a special lecturer at a class called "Entrepreneur Dojo" at the University of Tokyo (Todai), where students could learn more about entrepreneurship and startups. The lecture was done online due to COVID-19. 
Based on the experience of running his own company, Issei talked to more than 400 students about the history of starting a business and how to make a strategy. 
The importance of company management1. A sense of stabilityThere are always risks associated with new businesses. A common cause of a venture’s failure is the failure of the relationships between founders. When Issei agreed to start a business together with Rosen, the co-founder of Mujin, instead of thinking "Rosen will succeed", Issei was confident that "If Rosen fails, he is strong enough to start from the beginning"  (Mujin Story: Meet Mujin founders). 
Although they sometimes fight, the two founders of Mujin can proceed business without worry as they have to trust each other. 
Mujin …

Mujin Story #2: first customer and first funding

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Japan is famous for its highly integrated manufacturing process and automation. The long history of high manufacturing standards also produced strong Japanese robot manufacturers known in the global market for producing high-quality robot arms (Japan has a 50% share of the global market). As for the software, let’s say a robot brain, each manufacturer has developed an operation system based on their separate standards and specifications, which is not a very efficient method. Thus in these 40 years, although industrial giants have invested enormous amounts of money to develop this technology, robots have yet to achieve autonomy, and humans are still required to calculate their movements. The range of use for robots is limited.

Mujin has invented cutting-edge technology that gives industrial robots, which were originally good at repeating preprogrammed functions, the power to reason about their surrounding environment. 
In order to better understand and see Mujin one should plunge into…

Robot Solutions For Logistics Automation: Depalletizing & Palletizing

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Before now, robots could not move without teaching (programming); on the contrary, a robot would, by definition, faithfully repeat whatever it was taught. 
Compared to these robots that could not move unless taught, robots equipped with Mujin robot control system is the world’s first all-purpose intelligent robot control system that involves real-time perception, motion planning AI which can think through movements themselves, and control. Mujin robot control system is completely "teachless" The Mujin Controller system can make any robot intelligent, allowing them to be used for applications in various fields in ways that were previously impractical.
The main idea of Mujin is to make all warehouses and factories fully automated so that humans are not going there at all. Therefore, we have to cover all stages with automatic solutions.

Mujin is the only company offering a wide range of robot automation applications for logistics centers, extending from vehicle/container unload…

Working at Mujin: An Intern's Perspective

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We would like to get an inside look at how different roles contribute to Mujin’s success. Mujin Internship Program is designed to match students interested in pursuing career in robotics field with Internship opportunities spanning a variety of technologies. Today I talked with Tab, who is an intern in Hardware team at Mujin and a graduate student at University of Illinois at Chicago.


What originally attracted you to Mujin? How did you become interested in robotics? I came to know Mujin through LinkedIn intern position and applied. And the first thing I noticed compared to other companies, is a large social media presence, which is very attractive to me. I’m a very extraverted person, so I can see Mujin is very transparent in this way too, which is important for me. Seems that in Mujin everyone knows the product, robots and everyone likes robots. 
 "I can see Mujin is very transparent"
What attracted me about Mujin itself is robotics and Japan. This combination, together, i…

Mujin Story: Meet Mujin founders

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One hour of stopped production line can lead to the loss of one hundred million yen and can hit not only the industry, but our daily life too. Currently, we all can see the panic in supermarkets where customers load toilet paper, hand sanitizer, canned goods and cup noodles into shopping carts. 
Behind the scenes, logistics companies actually have problems trying to keep delivering products to support everybody’s life. E-commerce businesses have begun to develop new technologies and experimental supply chain models to increase package volume, expedite deliveries, and delight customers. 
Significant labor shortage, aging Japanese (not only) population, heavy work at logistics sites and factories, bad working environment, is not a problem anymore when you implement robotics. And Mujin helps you to make it happen. 
Let me introduce you to Mujin, an intelligent robotics controller maker company, which is changing our lives already. In order to better understand and see Mujin one should p…

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