Announcement of Alliance with Realtime Robotics

JOHNAN and Realtime Robotics, Inc. (head office: Boston, MA; "RTR", President & CEO: Peter Howard) have made an LOI to work together to commercialize Realtime Robotics technology in Japan, and to collaborate on robotic systems development.

RTR’s new special-purpose processor enables robots to instantly react to their environments and compute how and where to move as their situation is changing. Its processor can plan in less than a millisecond, overcoming the primary obstacle preventing robots from achieving their potential. While JOHNAN specializes in product development in the factory automation (FA) field, both companies have agreed to collaborate on complementary technologies that enable highly flexible robotic systems.

About Realtime Robotics, Inc.:
It was founded in 2016 by Duke University professors Dan Sorin (Computer Architecture), George Konidaris (Robotics & Motion Planning), and a few of their top researchers, based on their groundbreaking DARPA-funded research. RTR is currently working with major multinational customers to create highly adaptable robotic systems for application to the vast majority of industrial tasks which are in dynamic environments, as well as to enable autonomous driving platforms to achieve superior safety at normal driving speeds, even in the complex urban driving environments that are the key challenge to the technology’s widespread adoption.

For more information, please visit the official website here.


Hajime Yamaguchi