AI assistant “PLEN Cube”

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PLEN Robotics is a Japanese hardware startup set up in 2017. It is developing its fist product, the AI assistant, “PLEN Cube”. The PLEN Cube can connect to various web services, recognize and track a person’s face, and focuses on communication and personalized interactions with users through voice and motion.

At businesses, anyone is able to access web services through face recognition instead of passwords. With face authentication, the user doesn’t have to worry about lost or stolen passwords. Thus, the PLEN Cube is used as an ordering, check-in and check-out, and settlement device at hotels, restaurants, and shops.

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Company Profile

Name PLEN Robotics Inc.
Address 303 Kurepisu21, 4-6-3 Toyosaki, Kita-ku, Osaka
Telephone +81-6-4256-6630
URL http://www.plenrobotics.com/
Establishment June, 2017
Capital JPY 14,500,000
Employee 7
Branch Office
Category AIIoTRobotics

Team

Natasuo Akazawa

CEO

Bachelor of economics

In 2004, established Robotics venture “PLEN Project. Pursuing actuation controlling technology and the interaction design between human and machine. In 2006, developed the world’s smallest bipedal robot, “PLEN”. In 2015, developed the world first mass-produced printable- open source-humanoid, “PLEN2”. At PLEN Robotics Inc., taking an initiative of concept making, development, production and logistic.

Atsuhiko Tomita

COO

Bachelor of lows

Engaged as a product specialist and trader of securitization products and derivatives based on financial engineering technology at Japanese and UK investment banks. In 2015, joined PLEN project Inc. as COO. At PLEN Robotics Inc., assigned to sales & marketing, business development, and business and financial alliance with a manufacturer, trading company, technological ventures.

Share holders

Name Share Relation
Natsuo Akazawa % Board Member
Atsuhiko Tomita % Board Member
ABBALab % VC

Funding

Date Round Amount Investors
June, 2017 Angel JPY 9,000,000 Founders
November, 2017 Seed JPY 10,000,000

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