Robotic solutions: don’t mess with wasps

One of our current batch Latvian teams has a great vision that machines could become robots and work together. They are on the quest to make it happen with cameras, sensors and software. We asked their CEO Matiss about his life learnings and here they are.

When you asked me about what’s my one life learning, the first thought was – never mess with wasp nest! I mean, never! As a kid I did, and man, it hurt so much… My friend went even further and did it with a vacuum cleaner. I’m considering to add a recruiting question to my future employees: “what’s your opinion about messing with wasp nests?”

But on a more serious note, one of my learnings “the hard-way” is that deal is only done when you have signature on the paper and money in bank account. Anything till that is a nice (or not so nice) conversation to have, but it doesn’t mean anything for real. Get the agreement on paper, signature underneath and money transferred, and only then call it “DONE”.

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Robotic Solutions is a company that provides solutions for existing manually controlled machinery making them autonomous, and give them ability to work together in teams. Robotic Solutions is a research-based startup that is proud to have scientists and business developers working side by side in order to develop the best solution for the client.

The Solution (multi-agent system) is a camera, sensors and software which makes existing machinery autonomous, gives the ability to collect and analyze data and allows several machines to communicate with each other and coordinate work in teams. This works by sending data from the machines to a server where Robotic Solutions algorithms processes it and sends commands back to the equipment.

The system allows taking away the need for a human operator, ensures redundancy and better fleet management.

Their market is all robotic and industrial equipment that would benefit from becoming autonomous and work coordination as a team. Their first application of the solution has been on a cattle feed pushing robot where they proved their concept and the work they’ve done can be commercialized as a separate product. The focus now is to apply it in industrial floor cleaning industry, where it will allow to take away the human operator (which constitutes 70-90% of total floor cleaning costs) and decrease machine operating costs.
Team: Matiss Brunavs, Rudolfs Rumba, Didzis Dejus, Egons Lavendelis, Agris Nikitenko, and Valters Vecins.