Based on ABB and UR robots, Polish startup Nomagic has built intelligent robots for item handling. It brings expertise in robotics, cloud, and deep learning together with experience in logistics. This combination achieves the throughput and autonomy necessary to deliver ROI below 2 years and up to 75% cost reductions.
Nomagic was founded in 2017 by:
- Kacper Nowicki, former director of Google Poland,
- Marek Cygan, the leader of the student’s team that won the ICPC 2007 finals, but also an outstanding specialist in AI,
- Tristan d’Orgeval, a manager from France.
Now it is growing into a leading European supplier of intelligent “pick and place” robots. These devices and systems improve the functioning of e-commerce warehouses. It is made by automating the transfer of individual items. And allowing for continuous work, thus relieving employees of repetitive and tiring duties.
The Polish start-up can offer technologies that speed up work and are also autonomous. It is thanks to the combination of its:
- image recognition system using AI,
- robot control software,
- remote monitoring systems.
Its clients include Cdiscount, France’s second-largest online retailer, and the Swiss company Brack.ch. However, Nomagic does not sell its solutions but offers them in the increasingly popular subscription model RaaS (Robot as a Service).
Investors appreciated this, first co-financing the company with $8.6M in 2020, then $22M in 2022. The company did not waste any money. Its robotic arms have already been deployed to collect and move small consumer electronics and related items: telephone cables, small toys. Then they will be extended to things such as bagged clothing. The company will allocate further funds to developing technology. It is currently based on computer vision for recognizing objects and reading codes. Over time, it is planned to introduce solutions such as scanning with radio waves to identify objects.