Daily Sabah (Turkey)
Atlas Robotics gets $750K in pre-seed investment round
ATLAS Robotics, a leading provider of autonomous mobile robot solutions, has received a $750,000 investment in a pre-seed round led by ScaleX Ventures.
Founded in 2021 by experienced robotics experts Çetin Meriçli and Tekin Meriçli, Atlas Robotics has received investments from angel investors, including experienced managers of the IT industry Aydın Ersöz and Ümit Atalay.
The company now looks to use the latest funding to scale its technology and accelerate development activities, including its Artificial Intelligence Guided Vehicles (AIGV) for flexible, safe, and efficient fulfillment of various material handling needs.
The AIGV kits are composed of a custom packaging of sensing, computing and networking components as well as proprietary autonomy software integrated with the base platforms provided by the company’s solution partners to turn those industrial vehicles into highly intelligent mobile robots.
The AIGVs are deployed in dynamic production and warehouse facilities and can localize themself and navigate safely in their work environment without requiring any additional instrumentation or infrastructure setup.
They are said to seamlessly integrate with the existing workflows, warehouse and plant management systems and even certain infrastructure elements, like automatic door controllers, to carry out their tasks with high efficiency.
Using multi-modal sensors and sophisticated machine learning-based object classification and scene understanding algorithms, AIGVs can distinguish between humans, vehicles, and other objects, and can perform safe, human and traffic aware navigation.
Institutions that fail to keep up with the technology and develop their production lines often disappear in the face of competition, Ahmet Kebabçıoğlu, chief operating officer at Atlas Robotics, said.
“Institutions that develop technology, invest and produce products and solutions will likewise remain in the process of growth and strengthening. Robotics, artificial intelligence technologies will become indispensable platforms of production and industry in the next three to five years,” said Kebabçıoğlu.
“Atlas Robotics is advancing in a very important area in today’s technology. The year 2021 was a very important milestone for us. We have now gained the strength to carry our success in technology much higher with ScaleX Ventures. I have full faith that we will become a company with a say in the global market in a maximum of one to two years.”
Dilek Dayınlarlı, founder and managing partner of ScaleX Ventures, emphasized what she said was a great potential of the AIGV technology in the global supply chain.
“Especially with the wide adoption of e-commerce, the demand for timely and cost-effective access to products is constantly growing,” Dayınlarlı said. Yet, she stressed that factors such as the coronavirus pandemic can easily disrupt the supply chain as people play a big role in the process.
“At this very moment, robotic storage and material handling solutions bring flexibility to the process while offering the opportunity to reduce the costs of warehouse owners and operators such as production facility expenses,” she added.
“We are pleased and proud to be leading the investment in Atlas Robotics, which meets this need with autonomous mobile robot solutions.”