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Hungarian OptoForce, a startup which is currently developing sensor technology and elastic joints which can be used in robots, announces that they have obtained 600,000 euro from Finext Startup and Day One Capital, as originally reported by Hungary-oriented site Silicon Goulash. This seems to be a classic example of tech transfer, as the article states that the department of robotics in the Faculty of Information Technology at Pazmany Peter Catholic University in Budapest has spent years developing the technology and will now move to commercialize their work.
OptoForce has developed two separate products: the OptoForce 3D measuring device (OMD) and the OptoForce Elastic Solution (OES). According to the company, the 3D force-measuring device that they’ve developed represents an improvement over the 1-D devices currently on the market as it allows for the recording of data about the direction and location of the force. The company highlights the fact that it can sense something as light and soft as a feather, but remains durable and against water, acid, extreme heat, etc. As for the Elastic Solution, OptoForce says that they have developed an emulated elastic actuator which operates like a spring, but under computer control. For a demonstration, check out the video that they’ve created on the subject.
Day One Capital portfolio includes Quargo and Flan-Tech. Unlike Day One, Finext has been much more active in its investing. Like the Eleven fund from Bulgaria and Practica Capital from Lithuania, Finext is a backed by the EU-supported JEREMIE fund.
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