iRobot (www.irobot.com) – iRobot designs and builds robots that make a difference.
iRobot was founded in 1990 when Massachusetts Institute of Technology roboticists Colin Angle and Helen Greiner teamed up with their professor Dr. Rodney Brooks with the vision of making practical robots a reality.
In 2010, iRobot generated more than $400 million in revenue and employed more than 600 of the robot industry’s top professionals, including mechanical, electrical and software engineers and related support staff. iRobot stock trades on the NASDAQ stock market under the ticker symbol IRBT.
Evolution Robotics, Inc. (www.evolution.com) – develops state-of-the-art robotics solutions, and partners with original equipment manufacturers to integrate those technologies into new and more intelligent products. Whether used within autonomous robots for commercial or consumer use, or electronic devices with increased, intelligent functionality, Evolution Robotics provides the technologies and services to bring those products to life, and to market.
Boston Dynamics (www.bostondynamics.com) – is an engineering company that specializes in building dynamic robots and software for human simulation.
Today the company creates a variety of innovative robots, including BigDog, a quadruped robot for travel on rough-terrain, PETMAN, an anthropomorphic robot for testing equipment, RISE, a robot that climbs vertical surfaces, SquishBot, a shape-changing chemical robot that moves through tight space, and many others. The company also develops tools for human simulation. DI-Guy is a human simulation product used for simulation-based training, UAV training, law-enforcement training, mission-planning and many other applications.
Willow Garage (www.willowgarage.com) – develops hardware and open source software for personal robotics applications. Willow Garage sees personal robots as the next paradigm-shifting personal productivity tool. By investing in open source and open platform adoption models, we aim to lay the groundwork for the use of personal robotics applications in everyday life.
Willow Garage is committed to open source robotics software and the furtherance of the open source personal robotics community. We helped found, and continue to contribute heavily to, the robot operating system, ROS. The ROS software we contribute is BSD-licensed, making it completely free for anyone to use and change, and free for other companies to commercialize on. We see this open-source approach enabling robotics innovation, and helping to ensure that the adoption of robotic technologies is a transparent process with positive societal impact.
K-Team Corporation (www.k-team.com) is a Swiss company that develops, manufactures and markets high quality mobile robots for use in advanced education and research. The Khepera and Koala are now a standard for academic research, while the K-Junior robot is designed for teachers and hobbyists. The KoreBot II based on the KoreBot advanced miniature single board controller is a perfect solution for Automation and custom robotics developments.
The company’s experience in the field of autonomous mobile robotics applications allows it to provide best of breed solutions to the most demanding academic and commercial research laboratories in the world. K-Team Solutions have been successfully deployed in over 600 universities and industrial research centers in the world.
Skilligent (www.skilligent.com) – Skilligent has developed and is marketing a trainable control system for multi-task autonomous robots and robotic vehicles. The unique feature of the product is that it enables the robots to learn procedures and skills directly from their human users while maintaining a social contact with them. Prior to Skilligent, autonomous robots had to be programmed by engineers for each specific application. The high costs of the robot programming and the complexity of the systems integration scared off most potential non-professional robot users. The introduction of Skilligent software provides the users with an easy way to train their robots to perform a wide range of assignments without the need to program or configure the robots. The Skilligent control system now enables robots to be trained in the same way as home pets.
WowWee (www.wowwee.com) – is a leading designer, developer, marketer and distributor of innovative hi-tech consumer robotic and entertainment products.
Adept Mobile Robots (www.mobilerobots.com) – Adept’s flexible Motivity guidance and control technologies are revolutionizing the way materials and processes are handled in hospitals, labs, offices and factories. Robots using Motivity have logged millions of miles per year at installations ranging from a single robot up to 38-robot self-optimizing fleets. Following its technology roadmap, Motivity continues to evolve with the addition of outdoor autonomy, 3D-class sensors and other maturing technologies.
BlueBotics SA (www.bluebotics.com) - aims to become world leader in autonomous navigation with the mission to enable the mobility of vehicles for the automation in the professional use market.
CoroWare (www.coroware.com) – provides robotics integration and embedded systems development services.
Acroname (www.acroname.com) – Acroname’s mission is to provide expertise, applications and high quality products in robotics. We aim not to just make money, but to advance our field with applications that benefit people.
Innovation First International (www.innovationfirst.com) – Innovation First International and its subsidiaries (VEX Robotics, Inc., RackSolutions, Inc., and Innovation First Labs, Inc.) are the undisputed leader in designing and supplying control systems to the largest educational robotics competitions worldwide. The VEX Robotics Design System is the leading classroom robotics platform designed to nurture creative advancement in robotics and knowledge of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education.
Prioria Robotics (www.prioria.com) – maker of the Merlin AVR/CPLD robot controller board. Also provides embedded-systems design and autonomous systems design consulting services.
Inuktun Services Ltd. (ISL) (www.inuktun.com) – the company has built a reputation as the expert in remote controlled robotic transport and delivery of visual inspection equipment and instrumentation tooling. Reliability, efficiency, quality, and cost-effectiveness are emphasized in the design of all equipment produced by ISL.
Gecko Systems (www.geckosystems.com) – business and home automation with a programmable, upgradeable, expandable robot that interfaces with Windows 95, 98, and NT. GUI software included.
Wany S.A. (www.wany.fr) – offers robotic technologies, global engineering and industrialization services. There is virtually no limit to the scope of applications that can benefit from the company’s state-of-the-art embedded solutions. In fact, any device that can benefit from increased intelligence, autonomy, and interactive behavior can benefit from exisitng Wany solutions and custom adaptations. Wany makes it possible for brand name manufacturers and OEMs to build next generation robots, toys, accessories, and even PC peripherals.
Autonomous Solutions, Inc. (www.autonomoussolutions.com) – designs and manufactures unmanned vehicle systems, software, and components for a variety of industrial and military customers. We have extensive experience in the automation of both large and small scale robotic vehicles with an emphasis on multi0vehicle command and control, mission planning, sensor fusion, obstacle avoidance, tele-operation, and point-and-click ease of use.
OCRobotics (www.ocrobotics.com) – manufacturers of snake-arm robots for restricted access applications including nuclear repair, maintenance and decommissioning, bomb disposal, aerospace MRO and surgery.
RoboteQ (www.roboteq.com) – high Power, intelligent DC Motor Controllers for remote controlled and autonomous robotic vehicles.
Applied AI Systems, Inc. (AAI) (www.aai.ca) – develops artificial intelligence systems with real world applications. AAI’s long-term commitment to the development of AI technology, based on the “paying respect to science” approach, is now reaching its predicted potential.
Agile Systems (www.agile-systems.com) – advanced electronic motion control systems for the automation, electric vehicle and automotive industries.
Mekatronix (www.mekatronix.com) – is a manufacturer of Autonomous Mobile Robots, Robot Kits, microcontroller kits and robot accessories, as well as educational materials related to science and robotics.
Element Products, Inc. (www.elementinc.com) – develop high-tech products for our customers on a consulting basis in addition to partnering with select companies. At Element Products, we believe that a large potential market exists for consumer products that use robotic technology to intelligently fuse sensing to motion.
Yobotics, Inc (www.yobotics.com) – robotic design, consulting, and research firm specializing in biomimetic robots, powered leg orthotics, and force-controllable actuators.
Energid Technologies (www.energid.com) – provides engineering products and services for robotics, machine-vision, training, virtual reality, and simulation applications. We develop tomorrow’s technologies.
Formed in 2004 by Andy Baker and Mark Koors, AndyMark Inc. aims to support and grow robotics education and innovative mechanical design for mobility applications. Since the inception, AndyMark Inc. has experience outstanding growth, that closely resembles FIRST Robotics.
Our initial market was and still is the FIRST Robotics community where we fully support the acronym: “For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology”. Using this platform to expand, our business has moved global and to vastly unique opportunities and applications in products. If it involves motion of a mechanical nature, AndyMark Inc. can help.
MetraLabs (www.metralabs.com) produces high-performance mobile robot platforms, the autonomous navigation CogniDrive for AGVs and complete service robot applications for a day-to-day usage. MetraLabs high quality products are “Made in Germany”.
The company has lauched the world’s first mobile shopping robot, service robots that control the air quality in the chip production or robots that brings dirty dishes back to the kitchen in a fast-food restaurant of KFC.
MetraLabs provided the world’s first autonomous mobile service robots with fully TÜV approval (German Technical Inspection Association) for complying rigorous EU health and safety standards.
Robotix Futures (www.robotixfutures.com) is an early growth robotics company with a whole amount of insight into the world of mechatronics and we’re built on the passion for change. We focus on bringing radicalisation to the old fashioned, stagnant methods of technology and in place, we bring significant improvements to our clients on a superior level.