Following the announcement on September 15, 2021, SoftBank Robotics and Keenon Robotics held a global launch event in Singapore on the 21st, officially marking the partnership between the two companies. They will collaborate in bringing better efficiency and productivity to operations in various industries, such as the food and beverage industry, through the adoption of robotic solutions.
SoftBank Robotics is the leader in robotics solutions, while Keenon Robotics is an AI company that zeroes in on intelligent service robots. They have chosen Singapore as the international launchpad country for future projects to support its vision of becoming a Smart Nation. There is a rise of integrating robotics, automation and digitalization, complemented by the use of AI, which is a great market opportunity for this new tech partnership.
“At SoftBank Robotics, it is all about leveraging the technologies of tomorrow to create better solutions,” said SoftBank Robotics Corp., Kenichi Yoshida, Chief Business Officer. “The partnership with Keenon Robotics, the global leading AI company focusing on indoor intelligent service robots will allow us to deliver cutting edge solutions as an integrated system to increase capability and efficiency in the service industry as well as achieve greater savings.”
“We are proud to partner with SoftBank Robotics, the leader in the robotics solutions industry,” said Keenon Robotics, Tony Li, Chief Executive Officer. “As the cost of labour increases, technology becomes an affordable solution creating an increased appetite for automation alongside human tasks. The Keenbot is one such example of a solution that is meant for convenience and performs well when completing repetitive operational tasks that require precision.”