Business capital alliance contract signed between Kudan and SEAOS
Updated: Aug 19, 2019
〜Agreement to enable the collaborative development of solutions for complete warehouse automation〜
Kudan Inc. (headquarters in Shibuya-ku, Tokyo; CEO Tomohiro Ohno) is pleased to announce that it has successfully finalized a significant investment in SEAOS, Inc. (headquarters in Shibuya-ku, Tokyo, President and CEO Akira Matsushima).
SEAOS provides digitized logistics for the use of the IoT, AI and robots by a broad range of major corporations, while Kudan specializes in AP (artificial perception) technology, which plays a vital role in allowing machinery and AI to conduct three-dimensional spatial perception and perform actions based on this input.
The so-called Fourth Industrial Revolution, centered upon artificial intelligence, the IoT and robotics, is positioned as one of the state’s core strategic focuses by the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications’ white paper on telecommunications. Anticipated to provide added value of 30 to 40 trillion yen to Japanese industry, examples within the field of logistics include AGVs (automated guided vehicles) used in factories and warehouses. Until now, however, in order for AGVs to operate safely and automatically within such structures, guidance measures such as magnetic tape needed to be used so that these machines could perceive their surroundings. It was also difficult for them to respond to the automated changes made to internal layouts brought about by the introduction of smart factories and warehouses.
Kudan has now signed a business capital alliance contract with SEAOS which will allow it to use SEAOS’s SLAM-format AGVs as a test field for Kudan’s algorithms, thereby continuing to develop and improve its AP technology.
About SEAOS, Inc.
SEAOS, Inc. is a digital logistics company with a mission to revolutionize industry by creating digital logistics networks for social infrastructure of all types, from WMS and TMS to AI and robotics. A full lineup of logistics products are available for clients from all industries.
For more information, please refer to SEAOS’s website at https://www.seaos.co.jp/.
About Kudan Inc.
Kudan (Tokyo Stock Exchange securities code: 4425) is a deep tech research and development company specializing in algorithms controlling artificial perception (AP), a technology which provides machines (computers and robots) with the equivalent of human “eyes.” As a complement to artificial intelligence (AI), AP functions as a deep tech which allows machines to develop autonomy. Currently, Kudan is using its high-level technical innovation to explore business areas based on its own milestone models established for deep tech which provide wide-ranging impact on several major industrial fields. In addition to the independently-developed AP technology it has produced, Kudan is also conducting R&D in the fields of machine perception, deep perception and neural perception networks, with an eye to the integration of its technology with artificial intelligence (AI) and the internet of things (IoT).
For more information, please refer to Kudan’s website at https://www.kudan.io/.