The open platform is designed to allow robot distributors easy, remote control and programming of Pudu’s robots

Scarlett Evans, Assistant Editor, IoT World Today

September 6, 2023

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The platform is designed with interoperability and accessibility in mind
Pudu Robotics

Pudu Robotics has launched a new Open Platform for its commercial robotics, which “allows for mass robotic adoption.” 

Using the development platform, distributors can remotely access and program Pudu’s robots, allowing for “deeper customization and advanced navigation controls,” as well as personalized interactions and analytics. 

To date, Pudu has deployed 60,000 robots deployed globally in more than 60 countries. The platform’s launch is intended to expand its market reach further and allow its delivery and cleaning robots to serve a wider range of industries, including hospitality, retail and caregiving.

Typically, robotic hardware and software systems are difficult to understand without specific tech know-how, leading to what Pudu said is a compounding of the market skills gap, and making it “increasingly difficult to spawn innovation at the secondary development level.”

To counter this, Pudu said its platform is designed with interoperability and accessibility in mind, standardizing development interfaces and protocols and enabling robots to perform specific useful tasks without active human-robot intervention. 

“As robots further integrate into mainstream industries such as restaurant, hospitality, retail and health care, a standardized platform is critical to improving efficiency of workflows, lowering barriers to robotic adoption, and boosting revenue,” said Felix Zhang, Pudu Robotics’ CEO. “Through the launch of Pudu Open Platform, our goal is enabling a new universe of custom integrations, while also giving our community of Pudu operators, distributors and developers a way to share knowledge and applications more effectively.” 

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Launched in 2016, the company has been expanding its pipeline of service robots, with a particular focus on restaurant delivery and cleaning capabilities. In February, Pudu announced the closure of its series C funding round with $15 million to continue developing and rolling out its robots commercially. 

About the Author(s)

Scarlett Evans

Assistant Editor, IoT World Today

Scarlett Evans is the assistant editor for IoT World Today, with a particular focus on robotics and smart city technologies. Scarlett has previous experience in minerals and resources with Mine Australia, Mine Technology and Power Technology. She joined Informa in April 2022.

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