Roboception wins CODE_n Contest 2016

Munich-based Roboception GmbH has won the CODE_n Contest 2016 in the Photonics 4.0 category with its 3D real-time perception for robotic systems. With its innovative technology, the startup prevailed over 13 other finalists in this field and was presented with the Photonics 4.0 Award by Dr. Peter Leibinger, representing the sponsor TRUMPF GmbH+Co KG, on September 21 in Karlsruhe.

From September 20 to 22, 2016, startups from all over the world presented themselves at the CODE_n new.New Festival, which took place at the Center for Art and Media (ZKM) in Karlsruhe. The CODE_n Award 2016 was presented in four clusters at the festival: Applied FinTechs, Connected Mobility, HealthTech and Photonics 4.0. In Photonics 4.0, which includes the Internet of Things, augmented reality and sensor technologies, Roboception came out on top and took the award home to Munich.

“We are very proud of this award and delighted that our work over the past few years has received important recognition on the ‘big stage’,” said Dr. Michael Suppa, CEO of Roboception GmbH. “It shows that we are on the right track and motivates us and our employees all the more to continue to push Roboception forward at full speed”.

A total of 385 applications were received for the international start-up competition. Only 52 young companies made it to the finals and were allowed to present their products at the festival. The festival is under the patronage of Prof. Johanna Wanka, Germany’s Federal Minister of Education and Research.

Roboception is a Munich-based start-up that develops software and hardware products in the field of real-time perception and localization for robotic systems. This technology makes it possible to quickly and easily equip robotic systems with 3D vision and infrastructure-free navigation.

Roboception has long been able to convince industrial partners of its advantages: As a shareholder, the Augsburg-based robot manufacturer KUKA has underlined its confidence in Roboception’s concept and expertise and has entered into a “long-term partnership on the way to robots suitable for everyday use”. For example, Roboception develops solutions for the 3D perception of industrial robots for the automation specialist.

Christian Schlögel, CTO of KUKA, is certain: “Roboception’s solutions will play a key role in our upcoming innovations, for example for cloud robotics and Industry 4.0 solutions.” Schlögel adds: “We are of course delighted that Roboception’s solutions were also able to convince at the CODE_n contest. This is a great recognition for the excellent work of this young company!