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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…

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 …

Mujin LOGO : the hidden meaning

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"What’s in a name?", Shakespeare wrote in his famous "Romeo and Juliet". As you remember, the entire play is based on this statement, and all main characters are trying to say that there is no difference. Well, there is a difference, each name has a meaning. 
Same for the company's name, we call it "branding". It is a very important to know what was the intent when founders decided how to name the company.
"I didn’t want a robot arm in the logo", Mujin CTO and logo creator, Rosen Diankov, said. “Robotics has nothing to do with making the robot hardware".

What is the first thing that comes to your mind when you see our orange/red/grey logo? It is obvious that the "M" in the logo stands for Mujin, but few of us know about the deeper meaning behind it. 
First, the meaning of "mujin". 無人 means unmanned, no people. Isn't it the best way to describe what this company is actually doing? In our logo it is written “Mujin…

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