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MassRobotics is home to dozens of individual startups with robotic and supporting technology ranging from agriculture, underwater, drones, medical, consumer, DoD-centric and first responder projects. Resident startups in our space are from around the country and around the world, working to advance their robotics and artificial technologies.
Explore our MassRobotics resident startups below.
9T Labs was founded in 2018 by a team of pioneers, passionate about making the strongest, most lightweight parts more accessible. The company aspires to build the new manufacturing standard for the best performing parts at a minimum use of resources. 9T Labs’ Red Series, an end-to-end manufacturing solution, facilitates the conversion of metals with fiber reinforced composites through cutting edge automation, intelligent software and decentralized production at the most innovative companies.
Activ Surgical is a digital surgery innovator, with patent issued and FDA clearance for ActivSight Intraoperative Imaging Module for enhanced surgical visualization. They are building hardware-agnostic surgical software that allows minimally invasive surgical systems to autonomously collaborate with surgeons.
AirShare designs and manufactures systems to detect, track, and mitigate threats from wayward and malicious drones. AirShare’s OVERWATCH® Interceptor-UX is a lightweight, 3d-printed guided missile which disperses a non-lethal cloud of propeller-fouling countermeasures to safely remove threats from small drones in urban areas and conflict zones. AirShare has received over $1M in contracts for its Interceptor-UX missiles from the Canadian Special Forces.
The AIT Austrian Institute of Technology is Austria’s largest applied research institute. The Center for Vision, Automation & Control (VAC) at the AIT provides the industry with research, technology and innovations in assistive and autonomous systems (e.g., autonomous tramways, autonomous construction machinery), AI-enabled process control (e.g., metal and plastics industry), adaptive mechatronic components (e.g., drive systems), and high-performance (speed and resolution) inspection and quality control systems (e.g., security documents, glossy and dark surfaces).
General purpose, fast learning, low cost , semi-humanoid robots for applications in warehousing, food, manufacturing, and more.
Apparel Robotics Corporation is a Boston-based robotics and advanced manufacturing startup. Founded in 2022 Apparel Robotics is leading the charge towards a new era of autonomous clothing manufacturing by solving the key problem – material handling of fabrics. Manipulating deformable objects with robots is hard. We develop solutions to make it easy.
Smart collaborative robots, AI and perception for safe part handling and precision kitting.
Aura is building an all digital mmWave imaging radar for emerging mobility applications. Aura’s patented software defined radar delivers high-resolution 5D location and imagery for drone detection and tracking, Smart traffic management, and autonomous vehicles.
Autonodyne LLC designs and builds systems to enable autonomous flight for both civil and defense applications, specializing in control stations, mission computers, autonomy software and augmented reality for airborne operations.
Ava Robotics is a robotics technology company that designs and builds intelligent robots for the workplace. Delivering on a vision of robots working with and for people, Ava’s technology emphasizes user experience, safety and autonomous mobility to empower people, while advancing business operations and access.
Our team works on the development and commercialization of devices to automate processes in biology and biotechnology, to accelerate research in fields such as genetics, toxicology, development and behavioral biology, and non-clinical studies. Our patented technology was originally created to enable the mechanical sorting of zebrafish eggs.
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BIR Tech focuses on innovation, and services robots. They provide disinfectant robots and service robots to offices, and restaurants.
Black-i Robotics specializes in designing, developing and manufacturing unmanned ground vehicles and related robotics arms and attachments. They are diversifying applications of their technology into mobile logistics, tech-construction, precision agriculture, and high-value perimeter security.
Building an open source Rust ecosystem to make embedded development safer and more productive.
Cleo Robotics is building the world’s first indoor friendly drone for applications such as law enforcement, surveying, security, and warehousing. Current drones are not suitable for indoor operation because they’re large and dangerous. Cleo solved these problems with their proprietary technology that allowed them to create a new type of drone that is much safer, more compact, and more power efficient.
Collabots provides robotics consulting, training and speaking services. The mission of Collabots is to enable the success of social robots through collaboration. Helping schools find cost effective STEAM solutions, providing professional development for deployed products and advocating the awareness of robotics to the general public are just some of the services Collabots offers.
COR-Platform facilitates an immersive experience in a collaborative virtual environment by combining physical robots with remote SEL (Social Emotional Learning) and STEM-based instruction. It combines real-world robotic platforms and collaborative problem-solving through online workshop experiences.
Dive Technologies has one goal: to produce the most reliable Autonomous Underwater Vehicles in the world’s oceans at a disruptive price point. Best in class reliability will enable safe and successful access into the depths of the unknown.
Eureka Robotics provides software and systems to automate tasks that require simultaneously High Accuracy and High Agility (HA-HA), across industries, from optics, to electronics, to automotive.
Flexxbotics provides Bluetooth mesh networked embedded systems into Universal Robot work cells to help analyze data and deliver digital workflows to allow any skill level operator the ability to setup/configure robotic work cells. We also provide robot productivity tools that help users deploy/redeploy robots to help increase robot utilization.
FringeAI provides AI and IoT powered inspection solutions to factories. They are focused on applications that are difficult for computer vision systems and hire manual visual inspection. They offer configuration and subscription services.
German Bionic is a leading developer and manufacturer of Active Exoskeletons. The Cray X provides both powered lifting and walking support while being fully connected providing real-time analytics to support Industry 4.0.
Greensight is a dynamic, funded startup developing fully automated drone systems and a wide variety of related hardware and software. They offer commercial drone-based services of golf courses, vineyards, and other commercial customers. They also develop highly advanced technical solutions built around autonomous vehicles and AI software for both commercial and US government customers.
We utilize 3D printing technology to build a variety of modular heavy-duty UGVs and AMRs. Our main areas of focus are the manufacturing industry and warehouse automation. Hathaway’s AI division provides software packages to convert existing UGVs to AMRs.
Haystack Ag develops cost-effective and highly accurate soil carbon measurement solutions for growers and carbon markets. Their automated and scalable service offering helps drive regenerative farming practices that hold huge potential to build soil health, sequester carbon, and reward growers for ecosystem services.
HyperVend offers a revolutionary retail sales automation solution that helps companies compete in today’s digital economy. Using our innovative thermal technology and sleek design, retailers will increase their revenues and boost customer loyalty with every interaction. A HyperVend unit can be used to automate the sale of perishables foods, restaurant take out orders and fresh flowers from the point of purchase to the final delivery location.
InnovaSea Systems is dedicated to supporting open-ocean aquaculture businesses by producing innovative, environmentally-focused sustainable technologies and service solutions for the industry.
InOrbit provides a platform for robot operations (RobOps), enabling companies to improve the efficiency of their fleet while focusing on their unique differentiators. Their mission is to maximize the potential of every robot.
The Institute for Experiential Robotics focuses on the development of robots able to learn and adaptively execute autonomous behaviors from human partners and/or other robots. Experiential robotics identifies and studies use-driven research problems at the intersection of collective human-robot experience.
International Fabric Machines
International Fabric Machines is an advanced fiber and fabric company specializing in development of fibers and fabrics with semiconductors, chips, emitters. and receivers. Our goal is to develop and enable fabric computing.
Klondike Robotics takes care of unwanted and dangerous tasks for consumers and small businesses, starting with snow removal. With the SafeSnow Bot, you never need to clear snow from your driveways and walkways, ever again!
Kodama is a technology-powered forest restoration service that optimizes forests for climate resilience and carbon benefit. Founded by robotics experts, Kodama is reinventing the forestry supply chain through automation and biomass utilization.
Kraken Robotics US Inc is a marine technology company engaged in the design, development and marketing of advanced sensors, software and underwater robotics for unmanned maritime vehicles used in military and commercial applications.
Maglev Aero is quietly building the future of Urban Air Mobility.
We deploy sensors within the operating room to create a quantitative picture that describes how a surgery is performed in real time. Data is used to help administrators cut cost, manage their supply chain, reduce surgical-team workload, and increase patient safety.
MVP Robotics is providing Robotics Innovation for Sports and Tactical Training: from the football field to the battlefield, MVP is dedicated to creating robotic solutions that enhance training and performance in a more realistic and safer way.
NeXtera Robotics was created by a team of MIT engineers and is innovating construction through robotics and automation solutions. NeXtera provides robots for construction site as-built laser scanning, floor layout painting, as well as floor and walls prefab mini-factories that can be deployed on a construction site.
Open Source Robotics Foundation, Inc. (OSRF) mission is to support the development, distribution and adoption of open source software for use in robotics research, education and product development
Guided by the principal that interior space, particularly in high-density urban innovation centers around the world, has become too expensive to be static and unresponsive, Ori’s breakthrough innovation, technology and design create dynamic environments that act and feel as though they are substantially larger.
Pantheon design makes 3D printing systems that are 5-10x faster than our competitors. Pantheon’s 3D printers solve the 3 key constraints that are holding back 3D printing from dominating the manufacturing market. That is speed, reliability and ease of use.
Pison Technology creates transformational human-computer interaction to expand the horizon of human capabilities – the World’s First Ultra-sensitive and Wearable Biopotential Sensor
Radmantis is a majority woman-owned environmental engineering company that develops uncrewed and human-assistive fish management for the protection of natural resources, smart fisheries, and improved seafood production with precision aquaculture. Our robotic tools combine image processing, ML-inferencing, and physical and behavioral exclusion techniques.
Add a sense of Touch to your Robot! Ras Labs’ Tactile Finger Tip™ Sensor. Ras Labs has combined material science innovation with data science and precision engineering to provide the first, state-of-art, tactile sensor for robotics fingers.
RealBotics is building a telerobotics software platform to connect devices and machines through the Internet for remote control. A few use cases of the RealBotics platform include: remote troubleshooting of manufacturing equipment, remote hands-on training and education, and remote interactive product demos.
Our processors enable micro-second level real-time robotic motion planning and risk-aware autonomous driving.
ReelView Fishing designs and manufactures underwater video fishing systems for recreational anglers. The heart of the technology is ReelView’s patent-pending electrical fishing line, eLine, that allows for the transmission of live video from a small camera located at the end of the eLine back to the angler in real time.
Scalable Robotics provides software on top of COTS hardware to provide a robotic agnostic front end for point and click programming of continuous processes, such as arc welding or painting, for industrial robots.
The mission of sereact is to enable robots to work self-reliantly. Through their AI software, machines can perceive their environment, develop intelligent decisions and implement them. This fully automates pick and place processes, making them more efficient, reliable and crisis-resistant.
SICDRONE offers military and commercial customers a first-of-its-kind aerostructure in a commercially available Group 2 UAS multicopter platform. The aircraft is capable of carrying a wide range of 5lb to 15lb payloads while also exceeding 100mph unladen. The flight control software is designed to allow for multiple options to security teams and during commercial operations, including protecting the aircraft against jamming and a passive self-stabilizing thrusting sequence.
Southie Autonomy is enabling a new paradigm in human-robot interaction with it’s ‘no-code’ software interface. Repetitive, yet variable tasks in manufacturing are now cost-effective to automate because any user can set-up and start a new task in minutes using simple gestures; the robot figures out how to execute the task. Southie’s software works with any industrial robot and uses AI and AR to add flexibility to kitting and other material handling tasks.
SparkAI combines people and technology to resolve edge cases, false positives, and other AI exceptions live in production, so companies can launch & scale autonomous machines faster than ever.
Spiral Solutions is a Techstars Air Force Alumni delivering an Augmented Reality (AR) platform for the manufacturing and maintenance in Aerospace and Medical Industries.
TargetArm produces Tular, a universal drone launch and recovery system from any moving platform, both rotary wing and fixed wing, at up to 65 MPH, for commercial and military applications.
Tatum Robotics strives to offer the millions of people with deafblindness their first independent communication tool. Supporting this historically underserved community, Tatum Robotics is developing an anthropomorphic robotic system that signs tactile American Sign Language (ASL)—the primary and often only communication method of DeafBlind individuals.
Tennibot is the World’s first robotic tennis ball collector. Tennibot perfectly integrates computer vision and artificial intelligence to save tennis players, coaches & clubs a lot of wasted time & effort.
TruPhysics was founded in Stuttgart, Germany in 2015 with the vision to enable robots to understand our world and to support mankind in their daily operations both in private as well as business environments. TruPhysics develops and provides an AI full-stack platform for smart general purpose robotic solutions to solve tasks by handling known and unknown objects in an uncertain environment with intelligent algorithms.
We provide custom software solutions for robotic tasks on any robotic platform with standardized interfaces to sensors and actuators. Others make robots, we make robots smart.
Thermal Battery Corporation is an MIT Spin-out developing and building a rechargeable grid-size battery.
Tutor Intelligence is bringing next-level autonomy to robot arms, democratizing pick & place automation for warehousing and beyond.
Ubiros Inc makes robotic soft grippers for primarily food/beverage organizations. Their gripper Gentle is the first fully electrically actuated gripper in the market and receiving a lot of attention from users and integrators alike.
Unlimited Robotics simplifies the way software developers can build applications on robots, and especially on Gary – its unique service robot designed for healthcare, retailers, nursing homes and hospitality.
We, at untill, are farmers, tinkerers, salad obsessives, and problem solvers who like to get our hands dirty. We’re making fresh food more accessible with our patented, autonomous vertical farming equipment, bringing a simple, equitable, and better for the plant farming process. It’s next-level farming for next-level flavor.
URBX is a third-party logistics company that specializes in highly flexible order fulfillment and last mile delivery for e-commerce business.
WiBotic provides wireless charging and power optimization solutions that are integral to charging the rapidly growing ecosystem of aerial, mobile, marine and industrial robots.
Xnergy builds universal wireless chargers and provides charging related services to robot users.
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