About Us

Kudan has been providing proprietary Artificial Perception technologies based on SLAM to enable use cases with significant market potential and impact on our lives such as autonomous driving, robotics, AR/VR and smart cities

History

Born global

Our Vision

Provide eyes for all future machines

Kudan has aspired to be an irreplaceable provider of eyes for all future machines and devices, disrupting both industrial landscapes and consumer lives. Our technology provides a critical component for these systems, enabling machines to perceive the world.

What we offer

Artificial Perception (AP) algorithm for multiple critical future technologies

Kudan has accelerated the evolution of multiple disruptive technologies such as AR/VR, autonomous driving, robotics, and smart cities, by developing computer software algorithms classified as Artificial Perception (AP).
​Over the years, Artificial Intelligence (AI) has become the backbone technology as the brain for machines, however, it only consists of functionality for learning semantic information. Current machines are extending their capabilities from closed virtual worlds to the real-world, which requires instinctive spatial understanding.
​We are working to fill in this missing piece by developing AP algorithms that are the machine equivalent of human eyes. With the combination of AP and AI, machines are getting closer to sensing and interacting with the world like humans do, utilizing both the eyes and the brain.

Localization and mapping software based on SLAM

We offer commercial-grade localization and mapping software based on a technology called SLAM (Simultaneous localization and mapping). This technology enables machines and devices to understand where they are, how they are moving and the structure of their environment. Perception of their surroundings is a critical ability for machines and ultimately autonomous decisions will depend on the quality of this information.

Company Overview

Company Name Kudan Inc.
Establishment November 19, 2014
Stock Listing Tokyo Stock Exchange Mothers (Security Code: 4425)
Board Members Managing Director:Tomo Ohno

Director:Ken Iizuka

Director:Daiu Ko

External Director, Audit & Supervisory Committee Member:Shinichi Misawa

External Director, Audit & Supervisory Committee Member:Hiroyuki Kamata

External Director, Audit & Supervisory Committee Member:Takayuki Murai

External Director, Audit & Supervisory Committee Member:Hisanori Oguri

Capital 510 million JPY (as of March 31, 2020)
Company Business R&D and provision of algorithms and embedded technologies for Artificial Perception
Headquarter 2-10-15 Shibuya, Shibuya-ku Tokyo, 150-0002, Japan
Group Company Kudan Limited(Bristol, England)
Kudan USA LLC (California, USA)
Artisense Corporation (California, USA)
Artisense GmbH (Munich, Germany)