Southie Autonomy

 Focus: Hardware or Software, Software. While robotics is a highly integrated hardware and software system, Southie focuses on the software side of robots as this is where the bulk of the adoption gaps can be solved. Today’s hardware is highly optimized and robust, but it requires so much NRE to get working. So, Southie aims to reduce the complexity and skill required to deploy and changeover robots, creating a new way to see ROI on robots. A multi-purpose, no-code robotic system that line operators can use and reuse. included every autonomous system you could think of, from underwater robots to aerial drones to joint R&D with MIT and Harvard to advance autonomous mobile manipulation. As engineers we built autonomous systems that would satisfy the user’s mission and the user knew what they wanted the system to do, but there was a disconnect in how the user directed and understood what the system was doing. Basically, there was a fundamental gap that we later learned was an adoption gap between user and robotic system.It turns out that you can use that same exact lens to look at the industrial robotics sector and you’ll find the same exact problem. There is a huge gap between the people who want to use robots (e.g. warehouse workers and operators) and who can actually deploy robotic systems (e.g. automation engineers). So, Southie has created a new way for humans and robots to talk to other (i.e. at the task level instead of instructions). The result is we’ve bridged the gap by letting operations users task robots at the operational level, instead of at the engineering level.

Rhoman Aerospace

Rhoman Aerospace is combining cutting edge control systems, environmental mapping data-share, and machine-learning tuning to create the autonomous aerial infrastructure needed for our future cities – not to mention making every US drone safer and more power efficient during flight.

We are developing one flight control software solution that applies to every drone – and connects to the Rhoman Cloud for enhanced optimization and autonomy. Our solution allows more energy-efficient flight, enables capabilities and missions not possible with current control systems, and reduces months of custom engineering and tuning to days. By combining machine learning with analytically solved control equations, we create a dynamic control solution that removes software, flight control, and regulatory barriers to enable the next frontier of drone aviation.


Square Robot was established in 2016 when three veterans of the robotics industry identified a critical need to improve aboveground storage tank inspections. The autonomous robotic solution developed is a huge step forward for the industry. In-Service inspection of aboveground storage tanks removes people from the dangerous environments and minimizes hazardous vapor and chemical releases to the environment while keeping the tank operational. The Square Robot solution dramatically reduces the cost of tank inspection and intervention with no compromise on data or information quality

Inovo Robotics

We created Inovo Robotics to make capable, versatile, robotics accessible to all. We address the problems growing businesses have in automating repetitive, hazardous, or precise tasks. We believe there is a better way and want to free your staff from the monotony of repetitive tasks so you can focus them on more valuable and rewarding work. We also believe in putting you in control by providing intuitive, easy-to-use interfaces, so that configuring our robots for your specific task, is as easy as possible.


BotBuilt creates sustainable, affordable housing components by leveraging robotic labor in a climate-controlled factory setting.

Aivero AS

Aivero offers a robotics service that simplifies 3D machine vision-based automation. Our solution is powered by our 3D machine vision-based automation.

AK Robotics

A&K Robotics has developed an intelligent navigation system that transforms manual machines into self-driving robots.
We design and build helpful robots and want to change the world through automation.
A&K Robotics is a close-knit team of scientists, entrepreneurs, artists and engineers (a shared sense of curiosity and purpose. We care about what we do and we have fun doing it. We are creative, out-of-the-box thinkers that value diverse perspectives and we believe that interdisciplinary collaboration is fundamental to building robots for people.


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