Coalescent Mobile Robotics

About Us

COALESCENT MOBILE ROBOTICS

Our Company

About Us

We are an Odense-based, robotics company that designs and builds agile, fast and smooth collaborative robots (Cobots) in order to assist the retail industry to optimize their Click & Collect and Restocking processes. We truly believe that humans and robots can coexist in the workforce thus we offer a unique and innovative robotics solution to automate your internal transportation and logistics.  We are a truly international company where people are the most important factors. We aim to work with our employees, customers, suppliers and business partners in order to grow together and to create value.

Autonomous Mobile robot in progress in grocery store
Mobile robot in Bilka
Coalescent Mobile Robotics and mobile robot Serena in Bilka

Our vision

To be the leading supplier of human-friendly retail robots.

Our values

Correctness. Collaboration. Communication.

Nothing can be presumed; everything needs to be validated.

Only by working together, can we succeed.

Ideas and concerns, both positive and negative can be shared.

Mobile Robot in Bilka
Where does our name come from?

Coalescent

The English word ‘coalesce’ originally comes from the Latin verb ‘coalescere’ meaining, “to unite, to grow together or to become one in growth”. In this sense, we are a special union where culturally diverse people are united to design and build agile, fast and smooth Autonomous Mobile Robots (AMRs) to address specific retail challenges primarily experienced by small and medium-sized enterprises.

‘Coalescent’ represents the diversity of our company with employees from all over the world including Ireland, Brazil, and South Korea. But it also refers to our non-human teammate “Serena”, the collaborative robot that is designed to work alongside humans to create a more productive and effective working environment for us all. 

 

And what could be a better reinforcement of this brand identity than our ‘tetris-like’ logo? As tetris blocks need to rotate or adapt to find ways to fit together in order to make a line or lateral unity, our employees also need to learn how to cocreate and work together. Even though every tetris block is different, just like our employees, our business partners and our robots, they are all working together toward the same goal: to unite and to grow together.

Coalescent Mobile Robotics logo
Meet our board members

Board of Directors

Alexander Horten

🇩🇰 Alexander Horten

General Partner, PreSeed Ventures Tech01 Fund
Niels Juls Jacobsen

🇩🇰 Niels Juls Jacobsen

CEO of Capra Robotics, founder of Mobile Industrial Robots
Ulrik Jørring

🇩🇰 Ulrik Jørring

Partner in Nordic Alpha Partners, chairperson in OnRobot and former deputy chair of Universal Robots
Enrico Krog Iversen

🇩🇰 Enrico Krog Iversen

CEO of OnRobot, former CEO of Universal Robots
Simon Øelund

🇩🇰 Simon Øelund

Investment Manager, Vækstfonden
Meet our team members

Our Dream Team

Clionadh Martin

🇮🇪🇫🇷 Clionadh Martin

CEO & FOUNDER
Jing Jing

🇨🇳 Jing Jing

Chief Commercial Officer
Aaron Lipinski

🇳🇿 Aaron Lipinski

Senior Backend Robotics Engineer
Tanmay Deshmukh

🇮🇳 Tanmay Deshmukh

Robotics Engineer
Jorge Martinez

🇵🇹 Jorge Martinez

Mechanical Engineer
Fulvio Di Luzio

🇮🇹 Fulvio Di Luzio

Robotics Engineer
Kalidas Jadhav

🇮🇳 Kalidas Jadhav

Production manager
Dmitry Klimenkov

🇧🇾 Dmitry Klimenkov

Robotics Software Developer
Dawon Park

🇰🇷 Dawon Park

Marketing Manager
Nicklas Lyck

🇩🇰 Nicklas Lyck

Hardware Electrical Designer
Nazia Hossain

🇮🇳 Nazia Hossain

Office Manager
Alexiane Segot

🇫🇷 Alexiane Segot

Robotics Software Engineer
Simone Ferrero

🇮🇹 Simone Ferrero

Business Development Manager
Agni Biswas

🇮🇳 Agni Biswas

Electrical Student Assistant
Arkadiusz Nowakowski

🇵🇱 Arkadiusz Nowakowski

Student Robot Tester

A Message from the CEO

Clionadh Martin

Her Story

I started off studying Mechanical Engineering. After I graduated, I worked as validations engineer for 1.5 years and through this work I did a course in PLC programming, which opened my world to programming. I’m a traveler at heart, so after this work I went solo travelling for 2 years, always with the intention of coming back and continuing my studies in robotics. In 2012 I graduated from a European master’s in advanced Robotics – EMARO.  Since then, I have been working in the mobile robotics industry. In 2016 I moved to Odense to work for a company, again focused on mobile robots, and 2018 is when I started my own company Coalescent Mobile Robotics ApS. 

At work I pretty much do everything. Since I started, I’ve had 3 months learning cycles, from developing software, integrating hardware components to learning all about business development, how to get funding to keep the company going and getting a team together that works as a team and on the same goal. It a roller coaster journey – constantly solving new problems.  

My motivation changes all the time, because the requirement behind building a company continually changes depending on what stage you are at. I love meeting new people and finding solutions to new problems. But one of the biggest motivators is having gotten this far in developing this technology and working with great partners and people, to keep this journey going. The retail world is also much more exciting than I could have ever imagined. 

I’ve been working with mobile robots for over 9 years, so starting a company was always going to be based on mobile robots. Focusing on retail came about because a friend of mine used to spend long unsocial hours restocking shelves in supermarkets. She had to push and pull heavy trolleys long distances, all night and she’s not a very big woman. Automating the transportation of goods within retail would not only help people in her situation, but also save on costs for retailers. This market for robots was also new, and so it was exciting to have the possibility of being first movers in it. 

The main vision / mission for the company is to build a company where people enjoy coming to work, to develop state of the art technology which will bring a lot of value to a lot of people. We want to work closely with our customers, so that we can build something that is useful for them, and that they look forward to integrating into their processes and systems.  

I like bringing people together to work on a common goal. Robotics is also very exciting, so why not combine the two of them? 

I love my team. I love the people I interact with every day. I love the unknown, and the willingness of other people to share their knowledge. The technology we are developing is also groundbreaking and super exciting. 

Collaboration. Inspiring. Fast-moving. 

Our robots will be in many different stores, and we will have changed the retail world and people’s perspective on the benefits of robots. Consumers will have more time to enjoy shopping and retail workers more time to help consumers. This will be because our cobots will provide a lot of help in reducing stress and increasing working standards. Everyone will be happier. 

 

I don’t think I am the right person to answer that, my hobby is working, so I work all the time. I enjoy what I do, and so wouldn’t change it. While working is my hobby, I fully embrace work-life balance, and my colleagues at work are free to decide how best to make this balance, themselves. 

Values. People should be respectful of each other’s differences in many ways. People learn differently, communicate differently, have gone through many different things in their life, and so we all need to be mindful of these things. Be honest and direct, so you eliminate miscommunication as much as possible. Don’t be afraid to be wrong, but also to explain yourself based on your perspective. Try and find a middle ground, and if that can’t be done, don’t take things personally. Spend the time to understand how people think, rather than forcing your way on others. 

I think the ability to listen is very important. Your opinion matters, but make sure you give the space to others to also give their point of view. 

Keep moving and find solutions fast. The world moves quickly and so it requires us to move quickly too. 

People work for quite a big chunk of their life, so you should aim at doing something that you enjoy, and this is the environment we hope to foster. I think the same goes for integrating new technology into your company, it needs to be enjoyable and useful, and this is one through honest and transparent partnerships.

CAREER

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