Building the New Code
for Machine Autonomy

Made in Japan. Made for the World.

Slide1 New CEO Joins Ascent Robotics Read Press Release Ken Kutaragi, known as the “Father of PlayStation,” looks forward to driving Ascent Robotics to become the leading pioneer of AI and true machine autonomy. Slide1 Ascent Pick Makes Manufacturing Easier, More Affordable, and Scalable Learn More About Ascent Pick Ascent Pick is a unique, advanced software-based system for automated object picking and kitting. Slide1 Now Hiring Diverse and Innovative Thinkers Join Our Team Do you want to help shape the world of AI and robotics? We are expanding our dynamic team and would like to hear from you!



Ascent Pick

Easy to Use, Universal, & Minimal Errors

Ascent Pick is an advanced software-based system used for automated object picking and kitting, which can be used in any type of manufacturing facility. Our solution is unique because it utilizes inexpensive perception hardware, and is straightforward and quick to set-up with an intuitive web-based UI. Ascent Pick results in lower costs and a dramatic increase in the productivity of manufacturing lines.

We have designed and developed an advanced perception engine that is able to handle objects of complex and various shapes. More importantly it avoids collisions in the picking and kitting area, reducing wasted time and errors on the line. Ascent Pick can be universally adapted to different robots, making the possibilities more scalable than ever before.

Ascent Pick Highlights

  • Easy and quick to deploy without complicated programming
  • Works with a wide variety of complex shaped and sized objects 
  • Inexpensive camera hardware 
  • Eliminates the need for real data and human labeling
  • Compatible with various robot manufacturers and types
  • Supports both suction and parallel gripper

Fixed Manipulators

Ascent Pick is unique in that it is applicable across the manufacturing industry. It can be utilized for bin picking, kitting, and machine loading applications in structured, semi-structured, or unstructured environments. It can be universally applied to objects of complex shapes and any color. 

Mobile Manipulators

Ascent Pick can be utilized with robotic arms that are mounted on mobile robots, resulting in a truly versatile object-handling system.
Are you wondering how Ascent Pick could work for your manufacturing application? Let us know in the form and we will respond to discuss how your company can benefit from Ascent Pick.


Custom Solutions

Tailor-made Solutions to Fit Every Requirement 

Ascent Robotics has a talented and skilled product development teams experienced in building robotic systems. With our unique knowledge, we are happy to offer specific and customized solutions to handle any factory automation issue your business may face. If Ascent Pick does not match your exact requirements and you are wondering if it is compatible with your current system – just ask us and we will be happy to talk with you about what will work best for your individual situation. We are able to work with each of our customers on bespoke solutions that are tailor-made specifically for unique automation needs.



Industrial Robotics

Advanced AI Robotics to Fit
Every Manufacturing Situation
Ascent Robotics creates AI solutions for the next-generation of industry automation. One of the main issues with the current manufacturing industry is that it is stuck with expensive, rigid, and out-dated automation processes that are forcing businesses to remain in the past. At Ascent we want to propel automation further into the future than ever before. We are committed to designing and building cost effective and easy to use solutions for all robotics applications. Our first advanced robotics grasping product is a software-based AI system that enables seamless object manipulation in any type of environment.
Even though our camera hardware is inexpensive for the end user, our robotic systems are able to understand the world around it by leveraging powerful computer vision algorithms. This is what sets our systems apart from others. Utilizing RGBD images, our system constructs accurate 3D models of the environment that are utilized for motion planning and decision making.
Our system is capable of supporting multiple types of manufacturing machines, making it truly versatile. It supports both suction grippers and parallel grippers, which makes it applicable for picking objects of various and complex shapes. Ascent’s unique object grasping technology enables robots to pick specific target objects from a cluttered, fast-moving environment. This ensures that the planned grasps will not collide with surrounding objects and obstacles, creating a safe, efficient, and cost-effective solution to the manufacturing process.
Ascent’s advanced and deep sensory networks recognize different objects in images, as well as estimate their accurate 6DoF pose in the real world space. Our robust system is trained entirely on a large body of diverse synthetic data and is able to handle different environmental conditions in the real world. The networks are optimized to offer real-time performance updates and high accuracy.

At Ascent Robotics we are equipped with a proprietary simulator that produces realistic looking synthetic RGBD images that are then used to train deep learning models. It is scalable over on-premise or cloud-compute, delivering great flexibility in the speed of data generation. Synthetic data is generated from an object CAD model, which ensures the object has a correct visual appearance from every possible angle.


Mobility Solutions

Autonomous systems for
mobility applications
In the current market, it may seem that manufacturing companies have little choice because most solutions offer limited and inconsistent performance, which can lead to unexpected outcomes, unsafe situations, and costly issues. At Ascent Robotics we develop autonomous systems for mobility applications, offering a new solution to what many companies thought was unfixable and inflexible. We leverage a combination of advanced simulation and real-life data to achieve robust real world performance. This results in a system that is capable of navigating through even the most challenging of scenarios, but is user-friendly and easy to install.
Our advanced machine learning models are used to better understand the environment for autonomous mobility and to accurately predict the behavior of important participants in the vicinity.
Simulation plays a vital role in ensuring our AI functions flawlessly, effectively, and efficiently. We utilize powerful and precise simulation software to create challenging and robust mobility scenarios from which our AI uses to learn and improve.



Hiring Diverse and Innovative Talent

Senior Software Engineer, Simulation

Join our talented simulation team and experience the excitement of building world-class simulators for robotics and machine learning applications.

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Robotics Engineer

Be a part of developing the interface between our AI systems and the physical world by transferring our innovative research results into reality. 

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about us


AI and Robotics

Ascent Robotics is a unique and dynamic AI company, founded in Tokyo in 2016. We develop intelligent solutions for industrial robotics and autonomous mobility. Working in collaboration with our industry-leading partners, we strive to deliver scalable and dynamic software to achieve true machine autonomy. We leverage cutting-edge research and development in artificial intelligence, robotics and simulation.

Ascent employees stretch around the globe, creating an environment of passionate, engaged, and highly technical professionals that have a desire to create the future.

We thrive in a fast-paced environment that allows us to deliver products to our clients when needed and on schedule. Through all of this we maintain a balance of structure and flexibility alongside a culture that fosters both the value of creativity and the pursuit of excellence.

intelligent solutions for industrial robotics and autonomous mobility


Ken Kutaragi

Ken Kutaragi

Chief Executive Officer

Marko Simic

Marko Simic

Chief Technology Officer

Masayuki Ishizaki

Masayuki Ishizaki

Chief Operating Officer

Yosuke Sakai

Yosuke Sakai

Head of Finance and Legal

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Enquiry Form

The process is easy: Simply fill in this form, including the object CAD model that will be used for your application. We will inspect the CAD model and run simulations to better understand how Ascent Pick can be utilized. If Ascent Pick can be applied, we will request real objects in order to conduct a “live” test of the solution to ensure everything will run flawlessly. You will receive updates and videos of how the Ascent Pick performs, communicating with you for each step of the process. If your application would be better suited for a bespoke solution, we will work with you to create exactly what your system needs.

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