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SVT Robotics launches new SoftBot platform

SVT Robotics, a software company, has launched its SoftBot Platform. The company says it allows companies to accelerate the implementation of robotics within their warehouses and manufacturing facilities “in a matter of days or weeks, rather than months or years”.

SVT says the SoftBot Platform launch makes it “an industry leader”, as they now provide the “only fully agnostic solution” for rapid integration between enterprise systems and industrial robotics and across automation technologies.

The innovative platform helps companies quickly adopt robotics into their manufacturing facilities or supply chains with fast, flexible and simple solutions that can easily be deployed without the need for custom code.

Michael Howes, co-founder, COO and CTO of SVT Robotics, says: “SVT’s singular focus is to develop products that make rapid integration and deployment of robot technology quick and easy.

“We are thrilled to announce our SoftBot Platform that will enable our customers to launch complex, multisystem deployments in rapid time.”

In addition to warehouses, distribution centers and e-commerce fulfillment providers working to boost automation investments to optimize operations and address social distancing, the healthcare industry is also adopting robotics within hospitals and medical facilities during the pandemic to try and curb transmission of the virus.

A.K. Schultz, co-founder and CEO of SVT Robotics, says: “Covid-19 has reshuffled the supply chain landscape and created additional challenges for companies to keep their employees safe.

“Automation and robotics help reduce contact between humans and boost safety within facilities. We foresee continued growth within the industry.”

SVT Robotics was founded in 2018 launching their proprietary robotic software technology, which served as the foundation for the new SoftBot Platform.

The company has been riding a surge of interest in robot deployments from both investors (the company received $3.5 million in seed funding this past May) as well as industry executives including former Walmart executive Cameron Geiger, a global leader in sourcing, supply chain and IT, who is serving as company advisor.

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