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Rapyuta Robotics is a global technology startup that builds cloud robotics solutions. Spun out of the Swiss Federal Institute (ETH Zürich) in 2014, the company now has offices in Japan and India.

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Rapyuta Robotics Wins New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization Chairman’s Award (NEDO Chairman’s Award)

POSTED 08/30/2021

Rapyuta Robotics is honored to announce that it has won the New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization Chairman’s Award (NEDO Chairman’s Award) at the University Venture Awards 2021, organized by the Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST) and the New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization (NEDO). 

“Rapyuta Robotics was chosen for this award due to their tireless commitment to consumer needs and safety in the logistics field.  Their ability to provide reliable, flexible hardware and software robotics solutions delivers efficient outcomes to the global logistics market,” said Hiroaki Ishizuka, President, NEDO. 

Rapyuta Robotics, is the maker of the world’s first all in one cloud robotics platform and lightweight, intelligent, collaborative robots. They provide agnostic and cost-effective automation solutions for both software providers and end users utilizing an open source toolkit.

Said Gajan Mohanarajah, Co-founder and CEO of Rapyuta Robotics, “We are honored to be recognized with this prestigious award. We believe that people should be relieved of dull, dirty, and dangerous work in order to pursue intellectual and creative work. To that end, we will continue our efforts to empower lives through the collaboration of robots.”

The NEDO Chairman’s Award is bestowed annually upon deserving entities accelerating the innovation of technology for sustainable societies. Rapyuta Robotics was selected from the entries for 2021. 

About NEDO

NEDO is a national research and development agency that creates innovation by promoting technological development necessary for the realization of a sustainable society in Japan. NEDO acts as an innovation accelerator to contribute to the resolution of social issues by developing and demonstrating high-risk innovative technologies with  practical application.


About “University Venture Award”

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The New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization (NEDO) and the Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST) launched the “University Venture Award” in 2014. The awards are given to outstanding university-launched ventures that are expected to play an active role in the future, and to universities and companies that have contributed to the growth of such ventures. The purpose of this award is to  support and promote the  efforts of university-launched ventures that use the results of university research and development.

University Venture Awards: https://www.jst.go.jp/aas

Winners of “The Commendation for University-Launched Ventures 2021” Selected (Press Release in Japanese): https://www.nedo.go.jp/news/press/AA5_101464.html

About Rapyuta Robotics

Rapyuta Robotics Co., Ltd. aims to empower lives with connected machines using rapyuta.io, the world’s first all-in-one, open-source, cloud robotics platform. We provide efficient, cost-effective robotic automation solutions to companies around the globe utilizing the most advanced, intelligent technologies. Headquartered in Japan, Rapyuta Robotics is a Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH Zurich) spin-off from which famous researchers, including Einstein, have graduated. Rapyuta Robotics’ co-founders led the RoboEarth Cloud Engine Project.  To learn more, visit: www.rapyuta-robotics.com.