“The name change is intended to better communicate the value that Agile Planet brings as part of the larger Yaskawa family and the purpose behind the organization,”
Yaskawa Innovation moved to 9233 Waterford Centre Blvd. in Austin, Texas on March 1, 2014. This location is strategically near the J.J. Pickle Research Center at the University of Texas. Yaskawa Innovation plans to collaborate with the Research Center on a variety of projects designed to generate advances in robotic controls.
“Our job at Yaskawa Innovation is to make high-quality Yaskawa products easy to use so our customers can experience rapid ROI,” said Chetan Kapoor, PhD, senior director of technology innovation for Yaskawa Innovation.
“We purchased Agile Planet to offer new and unique approaches to robot control,” said Roger Christian, vice president of marketing, Yaskawa Motoman. “This strategic acquisition will allow easy integration of robotics into semi-structured and eventually unstructured areas of manufacturing, logistics, bio-medical and beyond.”
About Yaskawa Motoman
Founded in 1989, the Motoman Robotics Division of Yaskawa America, Inc. is a leading robotics company in the Americas. With nearly 300,000 Motoman® robots installed globally, Yaskawa provides automation products and solutions for virtually every industry and robotic application;