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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…

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…

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 …

Robots rising: Coronavirus drives up demand for non-human labor in China

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The head of Mujin China, Huan, talked about factory automation during the interview.

https://business.financialpost.com/pmn/business-pmn/robots-rising-coronavirus-drives-up-demand-for-non-human-labor-in-china

“Invent valuable things with my own hands.” It has been my dream since childhood

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A new interview article for Mujinian voice series! Today I talked with Nori, who is working as a System Integration Engineer at Mujin.

After graduating from the prestigious robotics laboratory, “JSK,” at the University of Tokyo, he gained valuable experience at major enterprises, and joined Mujin last year. While he has such a brilliant career, he is super friendly, and I enjoyed talking with him :)


ーー How did you become interested in robots and integration?

I’ve liked making things since I was small. I used to build a wood deck and shelves, or to fiddling cars with my father. From these experiences, I’ve been thinking that it would be great if I could work for inventing things which are helpful and make people excited.

When I entered the University of Tokyo, I had decided to go on to either architectural or mechanical field, which is related to making things.

Through lectures and laboratory visits during freshman, I realized architecture is more about art, while mechanics, especiall…

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