ANYbotics Creates Autonomous Walking Robots To Solve Customer Problems In Challenging Environments

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ANYbotics creates autonomous walking robots to solve customer problems in challenging environments so far only accessible to humans. Their robots apply to a range of applications in industries such as energy, processing, chemical, railways, construction, mines, maritime, and many more. ANYbotics was founded in 2016 as a spin-off from ETH Zurich (Switzerland) to lead the way in developing mobile robotics for industrial applications. The company consists of a team of 50+ employees and closely collaborates with world-leading universities. Below is our recent interview with Péter Fankhauser, Co-founder and CEO of ANYbotics:

Q: What are some of the real-world results enterprises can expect with your solution?

A: Our autonomous mobile robots provide the means to achieve full inspection coverage in complex industrial environments. Carrying inspection sensors, the system provides fully automated robotic inspection and surveillance in a so far unattainable accuracy, reliability, safety, coverage, and cost-effectiveness. The robotic platform ANYmal moves on four legs to navigate complex terrain and climb industrial-grade stairs providing extreme mobility over traditional robotic platforms.

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Q: You’ve recently raised CHF20,000,000 in Series A funding can you tell us something more?

A: The group of investors is lead by Swisscom Ventures with participation from co-investors such as Ace & Company, EquityPitcher Ventures, and other European and US investors. The funding will help us to accelerate the large-scale deployment of its robotic solution.

Q: Where are your services available at the moment?

A: The ANYmal C legged robot is available for sale and rent to customers interested in developing applications with autonomous mobile robots and to robotics research organizations. For industrial end-users interested in evaluating the potential of ANYmal, ANYbotics provides proofs-of-concept and pilot installations worldwide.

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Q: What are your plans for the next year?

A: Our team has been busy with the development of the next generations of our ANYmal robot. We’ll be able to share more details on the commercial and certified version of our system early 2021.

Last Updated on December 31, 2020

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