3D sensing giant Orbbec supplying to 100-plus robotic companies

Orbbec is one of the so-called "hidden champions" in a vertical segment of the general robotic industry, having ridden a boom of homegrown Chinese robotics.

Orbbec (奥比中光, 688322.SH), a leading 3D vision technology company, said today that it had supplied its 3D visual sensors and solutions to more than 100 robotic companies.

The Shenzhen-headquartered company responded to investor queries on a stock interaction platform today, saying it has partnered with top robotic firms in the country, including Pudu Robotics (普渡科技), Gausium (高仙自动化), Keenon Robotics (擎朗智能), Yunji Technology (云迹科技) and Standard Robots (斯坦德).

It mainly provides them with 3D sensor, spanning a variety of application scenarios, such as smart factory, warehouse logistics, construction automation, intelligent inspection, mowing, in-hotel delivery, in-building delivery, commercial cleaning and ROS (robot operating system) education.

Orbbec is one of the largest suppliers of 3D visual sensors in China, alongside Intel, Sony, and Infineon Technologies.

According to a study by GGII, a robot- and automation-focused research institute, Orbbec ranked first nationally in terms of shipment of 3D sensors, with a 71.09% market share.

Orbbec is one of the so-called “hidden champions” in a vertical segment of the general robotic industry, having ridden a boom of homegrown Chinese robotics.

Founded in 2013, it provides robot manufacturers with a suite of visual sensing components, ranging from monocular structured light to binocular structured light, and from indirect Time-of-Flight camera to LiDar.

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