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 projects, which we are more than happy to share. Like the revolutionary Trombia Free shown above.
Together with Škoda Group, GIM Robotics is making tomorrow’s city traffic safer and more efficient.
Škoda Group has just (21.09.2022) launched 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.
InnoTrans is the leading international trade fair for transport technology and takes places every two years in Berlin.
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.
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.
In 2016 our 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.
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 is funded through EU EuroStars program. Our partner is a German company Locomotec. Their application is a running companion for the visually impaired. The project started in Nov 2018 and will continue until April 2021. The target is 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 is run by one of company’s founders, COB Professor Emeritus Aarne Halme.
The first year was used to interview potential visually impaired users and to produce the first mock-up test equipment to evaluate the mechanical structure, its ergonomical aspects and to study the functionality of the sensors attached. The first version of RoboGuide is shown in the picture, where Mr. Teuvo Heikkonen is testing it.
The robot has two driving wheels and in the middle of their axis a vertical bar with a joint. At the top of the bar there is the user handle with access switches. The user follows the equipment by holding the handle. The user is able to adjust the speed and the pulling force. The most important sensors are a laser-radar, camera and inertial unit. The robot has also a satellite navigation unit.
Current mechanical construction is an engineering version but soon the robot will get a designed cover for the protection of the electronics and a smart outlook. The software stack is under continuous development and additional functionalities are added and tested all the time. To get more information about the technical details, please visit the project’s Blog at ROBOGUIDE.ORG