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We specialize in design, research, development and integration of intelligent robotic systems. GIM Robotics delivers software that makes our clients’ mobile working machines in all industries more intelligent, precise and efficient. With our help, their vehicles can start driving autonomously. That being the case, it is no wonder, that most of our coolest projects are secured with ironclad non-disclosure agreements (NDAs) and we just can’t reveal them.
Maybe we dare to mention, that our algorithms have been used for example for localizing locomotives while providing them situational awareness, providing GNSS-free localization, situational awareness, and berthing operations for ocean-going vessels, raising autonomy levels of agriculture and forestry machines by localizing them in GNSS-challenged environments and providing full-stack solutions for various road-based vehicles. We hope that the above text is vague enough and will not ruffle any feathers.
Luckily, we also have a great portfolio of public references, which we are more than happy to share. Some of them are presented below.
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NAVITEC SYSTEMS - OUR PARTNER
Navitec Systems is the leading automation software and service provider for AGVs and AMRs – navigation, vehicle controls and fleet management. With Navitec’s modular software stack and hardware independent infrastructure, our customers can quickly design competitive vehicle automation solutions with Universal Fleet Control and WMC/WCS. This year, Navitec will celebrate our 25th anniversary. With more than 60 OEM customers worldwide, and a growing number of large international corporations standardizing on Navitec Fleet-Control, Navitec is proud to present their technology at LogiMAT 2023 together with GIM Robotics. Automation solutions from Navitec Systems take the efficiency of intralogistics and any other application to another level.
Liebherr is a German-Swiss multinational equipment manufacturer based in Bulle, Switzerland, with its main production facilities and origins in Germany. Liebherr consists of over 140 companies organized into 13 product segments. It has a worldwide workforce over 51,000, with 12.59 billion euros in revenue for 2022.
Hiab is a leading provider of smart, safe, and sustainable load handling solutions. Together with Cargotec’s other business areas Kalmar and MacGregor, Hiab offers products and services that make global trade faster, smarter, and more sustainable. Hiab is shaping the future of smart handling by combining digital services and fleet automation. Fleet management, remote monitoring, and predictive maintenance together with automation and electrification provide productivity and safety and lay the foundation for a successful future.
GIM Robotics is contributing to Hiab’s development program with professional services and best practice expertise from other industries.
CNH Industrial is a world-class equipment and services company. With its globally renowned brands, CNH Industrial develops equipment and services for the agriculture and construction sectors. Globally, Case IH and New Holland Agriculture supply 360° agriculture applications from machines to implements and the digital technologies that enhance them; and CASE and New Holland Construction Equipment deliver a full lineup of construction products that make the industry more productive. Across a history spanning over two centuries, CNH Industrial has always been a pioneer in its sectors and continues to innovate and drive customer efficiency and success.
GIM Robotics is contributing to CNH Industrial’s innovation programs with professional services and robotics engineering experience from other industries. GIM Robotics works with CNH Industrial’s innovation teams to speed up the development of operator assisting features while increasing the overall autonomy level of current and future agricultural machines.
In collaboration with Avant Tecno’s R&D team, GIM Robotics developed a proof of concept autonomous compact loader from Avant Tecno’s latest full-electric compact multi-functional loader.
ABB MARINE & PORTS
ABB Marine & Ports is making marine situational awareness systems to improve safety and efficiency at sea. GIM Robotics is contributing to ABB’s development program with professional services and best practice expertise from other industries.
Together with Škoda Group, GIM Robotics is making tomorrow’s city traffic safer and more efficient. Škoda Group launched 21.09.2022 its groundbreaking Anti-Collision system at InnoTrans fairs in Berlin, Germany.
Tram drivers work long hours in all-weather conditions – also when the nights get dark. Therefore collisions with cars, people and abandoned objects like electric scooters are not rare. Our common goal is to reduce the amount and severity of these collisions, by assisting the driver, or by automatically braking. These are functions of Škoda Group’s Anti-Collision System that is being developed jointly in the Czech Republic and Finland.
A true Game changer, Trombia Free, has been rocking the street sweeping business since its launch in autumn 2020. GIM Robotics has been involved in the development of this wonderful autonomous robot from very early phases. We were so happy to see the full system launch at IFAT and we are sure that it will be a huge success. We can hardly wait.
FINTRAFFIC - DIGIRAIL
Extensive R&D resources have been directed to improve current electrified railway operations on the EU level and beyond, so that the future solutions would be safer and more efficient. To achieve the efficiency and safety related objectives, the level of autonomy needs to be raised to reduce the possibility of human error in some critical operations and to increase the maximum usage of the rolling stock. To do that, you need to be able to localize the train, in any conditions, and to understand what is happening around, and especially, in front of it. The topic has been actively researched also in Finland for many years. GIM Robotics has been working with railway based systems publicly since 2019, when VR (the state owned national railway company in Finland) selected GIM Robotics to pilot modern technology solutions for improving railway safety issues. After that project, GIM Robotics has participated in a large national Finntraffic coordinated Digirail project aiming “Towards Digital and Intelligent Rail Transport”.
In summer 2020, LMAD successfully operated its last mile autonomous delivery platform at the Aalto University Campus, near Helsinki, Finland. The local K-Market grocery store offered its customers the option of ordering their groceries online and having them delivered by LMAD’s autonomous delivery robot. The robot was built by GIM Robotics.
The last-mile delivery is one of those really hot topics in service robotics business. This LMAD led EIT Digital supported project together with Futurice, Forum Virium Helsinki, Bestmile, ClickandEasy, TwinswHeel and Cap Digital was a real success story so far and we at GIM Robotics can hardly wait for the next phase.
GIM Robotics implemented a concept demonstration of fully electric and autonomous lawn mowing in a full scale park together with Helsinki City Construction Services, STARA. This demonstration was part of the longer development which aims for unmanned park maintenance.
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FORUM VIRIUM HELSINKI
The aim of the Social & Autonomous Robotic Health Assistant project was to develop a SARA robot that would ease the workload of care facility staff and provide clients with opportunities for social interaction.
The robot was developed collaboratively by four project partners: GIM Robotics and Forum Virium Helsinki from Finland, Bright Cape Holding from the Netherlands and Technische Universität Berlin from Germany.
GIM Robotics was responsible for designing and implementing the autonomous mobile robot platform and providing localization, mapping and navigation capabilities for SARA. The project was funded primarily by EIT Digital and participating companies.
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ARTS AND ROBOTS
In 2016 GIM Robotics’ elegant autonomous mobile robots acted as mobile stands for these well-known innovative furniture designs and while doing that, became elementary part of the great show as well. How cool is that? The location was Helsinki Design museum and the famous designer was the one and only Mr. Eero Aarnio.
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FOR VISUALLY IMPAIRED PEOPLE
There has been a worldwide demand alredy for decades to develop a robot for visually impaired people as an alternative for the guide dog. However, the development of such a device has become technologically and economically feasible only during the last decade mainly due to the maturation of relevant sensor technologies and algorithmics.
RoboGuide project was funded through EU EuroStars program. GIM Robotics’ partner was a German company Locomotec. Their application is a running companion for the visually impaired. The project started in Nov 2018 and continued till April 2021. The target was to develop and test a prototype that would be ready for further development and become a commercial product within a year or two. The project was run by one of company’s founders, late Professor (Emeritus) Aarne Halme.