Innovation Matrix, Inc., Santa Clara, Calif., announced a partnership with Transcend Robotics, San Francisco. This agreement allows Innovation Matrix to exclusively sell and support Transcend’s mobile platform in Japan, South Korea, Taiwan, Singapore and Australia. 

Transcend Robotics developed a robotic mobility system called “ARTI” with articulated traction control technology that quickly traverses over terrain, stairs and other obstacles without complex controls.

This partnership will also provide Transcend’s robots to robotics researchers in the Pacific Rim region to accelerate research and accelerate development of applications for the outdoor robotics industry. 

“We are excited about our partnership with Transcend Robotics," says Eimei Onaga, founder and CEO of Innovation Matrix. "Through our industrial experience and knowledge of the Asian robotics market, we will be able to provide the best tools and support to our customers to remain competitive in the coming mobile robotics era.”  

“We are delighted to have Innovation Matrix and Mr. Onaga representing us in these countries," says Phil Walker, chief executive officer of Transcend Robotics. "Mr. Onaga has over 40 years of experience in robotics business management and engineering, brings extensive experience in selling industrial and service robots in Asia and speaks fluent Japanese. Innovation Matrix is a strong partner to distribute ARTI technology to Asian markets."