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Mujin is proud to announce our Vision and Core Values

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In 2011, the Mujin workforce consisted of a couple of guys in a garage nursing a mad determination to disrupt the factory automation market, which did not exist at that time (Mujin Story).In 2020, Mujin has more than 100 employees and went overseas. As we watch more and more companies leverage our technology, we’re proud not only of our growth but also of the fact that we’ve grown without compromising our core values.Highlighting an exciting period of growth and to better position the company going forward, Mujin has developed a vision statement and new Mujin core values to reflect an evolved business structure, strategy, and way of working with our customers, partners, and employees. On the occasion of our 9th Anniversary, we’re sharing those values publicly for the first time.Mujin VisionLiberate humans from manual labor to make them focus on creativity, innovation, and making the world a better place.
Mujin Core Value - THINK LIKE OWNERS1. Innovate with the highest speed and efficie…

Mujin story #3: Mujin power is Mujin people

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This story is about the first difficult years of Mujin,Inc. and it's people. Please find another blog articles about Mujin, Inc.’s story here:Mujin StoryWith a perfect combination of technology and sales, Mujin is advancing at an exponential rate. Top talents from all over the world have gathered here, and needless to say, the Mujin official language is English (Diversity: everyone is unique). These geniuses are hard-working individuals with a passion for robotics. First membersRosen invited Huan Liu from MIT, who is currently the President of Mujin China, to visit Japan in 2012.  Huan spent a night at Rosen’s apartment, where they talked about intelligent robot development as a business in Japan. Huan felt that it’s exactly what he wants to do. The idea of applying the robot technology that Rosen was developing to practical use captured Huan’s heart. It was a very big life-changing decision. He quit his job and the graduate school. Huan married in July 2012, and in September 2012…

Mujin new office - the place where innovation is born

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We are happy to announce that the Mujin team has moved to a new location with a bigger office space! Mujin has an interesting time now. Business is growing, the team is expanding, and new challenges make us feel excited. Like most founders of fast-growing startups, Mujin founders spent a lot of time worrying about office space. We moved several times for these 9 years, growing fast and successful.
When the Mujin office moved into our previous large office close to the Tokyo Skytree in 2017, everyone thought that we had enough room for growth. Our engineering department provided new solutions day by day and required more and more robots to be inside the office and we just needed more and more desks for newcomers.  Two years later, our founders decided to move again, but this time to an office 8.5 times bigger, where everyone will have enough space for creativity and productivity. Mujin relocated its headquarters to a more spacious, state-of-the-art facility in Autumn 2019. We have alr…

Mujin marks it's 9th anniversary!

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Mujin marks it's 9th anniversary on July 6th, 2020!
It's a very special day. Exactly 9 years ago Rosen and Issei established Mujin (check more about Mujin Story). Mujin has the best and extraordinary employees with equally high aspirations and dreams. They have worked against all the odds that occurred in these 9 years to make what seemed impossible, possible.  Congratulations Mujin team for all your efforts and accomplishments!
Mujin family 2019/2020
Mujin continues to provide technological innovations for greater operational efficiency in logistics centers and factories by automating their processes,  and looking after our most important assets – our employees.  Mujin has grown into a company of more than 100 members! The success of our company is built on the efforts of our employees and in this past year, we have enjoyed many successes. Thank you for the dedication that each one of you has shown us.
Unfortunately, due to the current circumstances, this year Mujin will not have …

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…

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…

Retrospective view of Mujin

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Since its founding, Mujin has remained committed to the field of industrial robotics. This is because we are confident that Mujin’s teachless technology, which makes robots more intelligent and easier to use, extends their range of practical applications, expands their market, improves the productivity and quality in production sites, and, in the near future, creates valuable solutions to the problems of declining birthrates and aging populations in developed countries including Japan.
Mujin is not just a robotics Company. It is the place where the automation dream becomes a reality. It is the place which provide to everyone the most exciting job you’re ever had in your life. It is the place where advanced robotics technologies clashes with the real world needs. The place where the world’s leadest things create the software engineering practices are being apply every day to the tough problems and engineering. 
We've been around for about 9 years now and have been lucky enough to …

BMF: Big Mujin Fan!

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We would like to get an inside look at how different roles contribute to Mujin’s success. Let’s start with the Human Resources division, which is responsible for a range of different functions. They recruit, screen, interview, train and place employees (Day 1: Each Person is Valuable)
Read on to learn more about Yuzuki, working for public relations and recruiting, who always smiles😀
Yuzuki’s career path Even though she loves her position, Yuzuki didn’t always dream of a career in recruiting/PR. When she was younger, she wanted to be a housewife. But then she found out she wanted to work closely with people.
Yuzuki has 5 years of experience working as a recruiter in Japan and overseas. During these years, she realized that to successfully hire talented people, being just a recruiter is not enough. She became interested in company branding and how it is important to communicate who you are and what you do to inspire them to get to know the reality of the company.
Yuzuki recalls that “W…

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