Robotics Ecosystem
Connecting & Educating

MassRobotics is the collective work of a group of Boston-area engineers, rocket scientists and entrepreneurs.

With a shared vision to create an innovation hub to support and focus on the needs of the robotics and startup community and to escalate these companies to success, MassRobotics was born.

MassRobotics’ mission is to help create and scale the next generation of successful robotics and connected device companies by providing entrepreneurs and innovative robotics and automation startups with the workspace and resources they need to develop, prototype, test and commercialize their products and solutions.

In order to create a fertile environment in which visionaries can thrive, MassRobotics:

  • Offers best-in-class infrastructure and prototyping facilities to enable the unfettered development of robotic / automation systems.
  • Promotes cost efficiencies by sharing services such as prototyping and testing space, maintenance support, IT, security, business services, investor introductions and customer acquisitions.
  • Anticipates needs and roadblocks for entrepreneurs in order to provide the smoothest possible path to growth.
  • Provides innovation and investment back to the high-tech community through acquisition opportunities, technology licensing and facilitated innovation sabbaticals.
  • Develops common-need technology services (e.g. sensors support and standards office) for the MassRobotics community.
  • Inspires the next generation of innovators and builders through in-house, hands-on STEM collaboration and initiatives.

History & Founders

MassTLC established the Massachusetts Robotics Cluster in 2004 to bring together companies, institutions, and individuals engaged in robotics research, education, product design, and commercialization. During these cluster meetings, industry leaders discussed breakthrough ideas—one of which was developing an innovation hub and co-working space focused on robotics. Cluster members worked together to develop a business plan and organization that would accelerate and escalate robotics technology and adoption. In 2015, those ideas came to fruition, and MassRobotics was formed as a non-profit with a mission to support the growing robotics ecosystem.

Founders include: Tye Brady | Steve Paschall | Fady Saad | Joyce Sidopoulos | Daniel Theobald.

Board of directors

Tye Brady, Chair
Chief Technologist, Amazon Robotics


Colin Angle
CEO & Co-Founder, iRobot Corporation


Daniela Rus
Director, Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL) MIT


C.A. Webb
Former President, Kendall Square Association
Board of Directors, Boston Foundation

Tim Rowe
CEO & Founder, Cambridge Innovation Center
Chairman, Director, Co-Founder, LabCentral


Tom Hopcroft
Former CEO & President, Mass Technology Leadership Council


Daniel Theobald
Founder & Chief Innovation Officer, Vecna Robotics


Tom Ryden
Executive Director, MassRobotics
Co-Founder and Former COO, VGo Communications

Contact

12 Channel Street, Boston, MA 02210
info@massrobotics.org

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