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14 may 20245 min read

United Robotics Group renews participation at VivaTech 2024: Presents fleet of connected service robots for retail and industry settings

United Robotics Group will launch the uLink series, the newest cobiot in the CobiotX portfolio, designed to integrate retail and warehouse logistics operations.

- uLink features will be showcased in an immersive retail experience, augmented with digital twin functions and an Apple Vision Pro experience.

- The Franco-German leader of service robots will present its robotic solutions fleet across multiple sectors including retail, warehouse logistics, industry, surveillance and maintenance and hospitality.

- The company will showcase software and hardware solutions including fleet management and integration systems designed for customization and user-friendly applications.

Paris/Bochum, April 5, 2024 – United Robotics Group, European leader in service robotics, will be present for the second year in a row at VivaTech 2024, taking place in Paris, France from May 22 to 25, 2024. At this year’s show, the company will launch uLink, their newest cobiot, designed to integrate retail and logistics operations on the global stage. uLink, a mobile robot, will offer a customizable, modular platform designed to seamlessly integrate and simplify operations, boost safety and efficiency between front- and back-of-house teams in retail, manufacturing and logistics sectors. 
Alongside uLink, the company will also present its expanding fleet of service robots, co-developed by the group’s subsidiary entities, Robotnik, RobSolutions and mR Mobile Robots, particularly in warehouse logistics and maintenance. The group will demonstrate interconnectivity and capacity to offer fleet management solutions to teams facilitating the coordination of multiple robots and integration with other systems or complex workflows, optimizing workflow and resource allocation. 
The end-to-end user experience will be on display at their VivaTech stand G18 in Hall 1.

Advancing integration of social and service robots across multiple sectors

The company’s renewed participation at the event demonstrates URG’s confidence in the place of Europe to innovate and set standards for regulation and responsible use of robotics. URG, composed of 8 entities in hardware and software development has focused the last two years on expertise sharing and integration to respond to industry demands at record speed. Software applications including open API and fleet management allow users across industries - from logistics to retail to hospitality to easily Integrate and adapt robotic solutions to fit their specific needs.
“We are proud to showcase our fleet and our unique development model at VivaTech for the second year in a row,” said Thomas Linkenheil, Co-CEO of United Robotics Group. “This event is an opportunity for us not only to launch our newest cobiot, but also to demonstrate the power of our model that brings together and unite the expertise of our entities to accelerate the development of relevant service robotics solutions. The service robotics industry is rapidly developing with needs being identified across multiple sectors linked to demographic changes and job shortages. Our model and the expertise of our subsidiary entities give us the opportunity to innovate and propose solutions that bring value to the workplace.” 

CobiotX : to the next wave of Europe’s industrial innovation

CobiotX robotic solutions not only introduce a new era of robotics, but altogether bring an innovative approach to the market, encompassing the principle that the human-robot relationship should focus on the human. CobiotX is “Robots for humans.” 

According to the International Robotics Federation, 148,000 service robots were sold in 2022. Boston Consulting Group considers the industry could be expected to represent up to 170 billion dollars by 2030. 
“At United Robotics Group, we are bringing together the best of industrial robotics with the best of social robotics, mobility and software to create the new generation of robots. With CobiotX, we are completely revolutionizing the way humans interact with robots, allowing humans to focus on highly valued human interaction while ensuring a safe environment,” said Thomas Hähn, Founder & CEO of United Robotics Group. “We are at an exciting stage of our development, both working with our clients to develop solutions that are easy and quick to integrate and that respond to a true need on the ground, and to unlock the potential of the robots in the workplace – from utility to acceptance”.

At the heart of the company’s CobiotX strategy is the attention to safety and security. United Robotics Group’s complete fleet of cobiots is not only compliant to ISO and EU certification but is also GDPR compliant with data protection and privacy standards. 

About United Robotics Group
United Robotics Group, founded by Thomas Hähn in 2020, unites nine service robotics companies into a unique ecosystem by bundling hardware and software expertise under one roof. Over 500 employees and 28 nationalities work at the company. Headquartered in Bochum, Germany, United Robotics Group brings together cutting-edge technology and robotic experts from both the social and industrial world. United Robotics Group shares the common ambition to empower humanity with technology, and lighten processes for humans, helping them focus on human interactions in a safe and secure environment.
As the CobiotX company who created this third generation of robotics – robots for humans, the United Robotics Group is committed to developing standardized and customized solutions to meet social and business challenges in the life science, health and care, hospitality, education, intralogistics, maintenance and surveillance sectors with quality, data protection and sustainability as key driving forces. All planning humans in the center of all.
RSBG SE, the investment entity of RAG-Stiftung, focused on technology and engineering driven companies is majority shareholder of United Robotics Group. SoftBank Robotics Group is minority shareholder of United Robotics Group.

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