Becoming the Kingdom’s first advanced robotics manufacturer

12 Jun 2019  20 | Business & Trade Fairs

CushyBots, a startup specialising in robotics and associated software services, plans to invest $200,000 to set up its manufacturing base in Cambodia in a venture that will bring children closer to their parents and grandparents.

CushyBots, a startup specialising in robotics and associated software services, plans to invest $200,000 to set up its manufacturing base in Cambodia in a venture that will bring children closer to their parents and grandparents.

But their robots have one more trick up their sleeves. They use motion tracking sensors to imitate the movements of the users, such as picking up objects and moving around the house.

“We decided to build CushyBots because we found a real niche need,” says CEO and co-founder Allen Dodgson Tan.

“There are millions of children living without one of their parents at home,” he said, adding that in its Series A round, the startup aims to raise $3.5 million.

With the company starting to develop its manufacturing base here in October, CushyBots is also seeking to raise funds through crowdfunding platform Kickstarter with a campaign that will launch in August.

The team aims to raise $750,000 through pre-sales, with each CushyBot selling for $2,000. Product shipping will start in Jan 2020.

Mr Tan says their robots have attracted interest not just from the US but also from Europe. The firm was chosen by the US Embassy in Phnom Penh to represent Cambodia at the Global Entrepreneurship Summit in the Netherlands.

“Setting up a manufacturing base here in Cambodia will help create more high-quality engineering and technician jobs,” says Mr Tan, adding that this will help his team tap into the local talent pool as well.

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