A Belgian robotics startup called EEVE says a Chinese company has been trying to copy its little helper robot but has so far failed to replicate its quality.
EEVE has built a robot it calls Willow (main picture), which mows the lawn, shreds and collects leaves, and can also be utilised as a security guard at night.
EEVE says it “continues to lead the way” in the world of robotics with this “ground-breaking vision-only robot”.
The company claims to be the first and only one to develop a robot of this kind, but it attracted the attention of a prominent Chinese robot manufacturer called Worx.
EEVE claims it has come to its attention that Worx has taken “inspiration” from EEVE’s technology and incorporated it into its own own vision-only robot, which was announced at CES 2023.
However, despite Worx’s attempts to replicate EEVE’s groundbreaking work, EEVE says it remains the “leader in the field, offering a true vision-only robot that sets the bar high for others to follow”.
Worx’s actions in copying EEVE’s technology have not gone unnoticed, as it has been discovered that the company purchased three EEVE robots in the past two years for research and development purposes. This has only served to further solidify EEVE’s position as a pioneer in the field of robotics.
The story of EEVE serves as a reminder of how young startups like EEVE can inspire and lead the way for larger companies in the industry.
The company’s unwavering commitment to innovation and pushing the boundaries of technology is a testament to the bright future of robotics and the impact that startups like EEVE will have on the industry.
Wes Lorrez, CEO of EEVE, says: “At EEVE, we’re proud to lead the way in the field of robotics and are dedicated to continuing to set the bar high for others to follow. We’re thrilled to see the impact our vision-only robot has had on the industry and are excited for what the future holds for our company and the industry as a whole.”