MassRobotics Resident Startup Directory

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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. (We do not fund nor take equity in our resident startups.)

Explore our MassRobotics resident startups below.

Resident Startups

Activ Surgical

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

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.

Andromeda

Andromeda design and develop assistive companion robots for older adults capable of providing cognitive assistance to assist with the user’s daily routine. The companion robot will enhance well-being, quality of life, and independence by providing service and companionship and assisting daily life. This mainly includes cognitive and social support, mobility support, relaxation, health monitoring, and self-care support through human-robot interaction.

Apparel Robotics Corporation

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.

Ascend Robotics

Smart collaborative robots, AI and perception for safe part handling and precision kitting.

ATDev

ATDev is a UC Berkeley spinout building the future of mobility. We develop cutting edge robotic devices to enable people with physical injuries and disabilities to live independent lives.

Aura Intelligent Systems

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.

Ava Robotics

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.

BIR Tech

BIR Tech focuses on innovation, and services robots. They provide disinfectant robots and service robots to offices, and restaurants.

Black-I Robotics

Black-I Robotics makes large autonomous mobile robotic arms for picking, placing and palletizing bins, totes, and cases for manufacturing and logistics applications. We also manufacture outdoor unmanned ground vehicles.

Bobbin Embedded

Building an open source Rust ecosystem to make embedded development safer and more productive.

Boundless Robotics

Creating the technology capable of allowing anyone, anywhere to be able to effortlessly grow 5% of their food at home by 2030.

Bridge Appliances

Bridge Appliances is an automated kitchen robotics company making the only end-to-end devices available. By offering cutting-edge robotic appliances that streamline processes, reduce costs, and increase efficiency, we aim to level the playing field and enable businesses of all sizes to thrive.

Cleo

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.

Cobionix

Cobionix is developing an autonomous robotics platform, Codi™, to bridge skilled labor gaps within healthcare, manufacturing, logistics, and other industries. Codi™can rapidly be deployed into a variety of environments. We offer Cobot deployment with ongoing, customized support to scale. Our pilots demonstrate the potential for trustworthy cobots to take on procedural movement tasks, alongside humans.

Code Metal

Code Metal revolutionizes software development by autonomously translating high-level research code into production-ready software. Our AI-powered platform accelerates the transition from algorithmic breakthroughs to real-time software that runs at the edge.

Cogniteam

Established in 2010, Cogniteam stands as a leading authority in the realm of robotic autonomy software. Leveraging years of specialized expertise, Cogniteam presents a unified cloud robotics platform designed to empower robotics enterprises. Cogniteam’s cutting-edge solutions streamline the development, deployment, and ongoing management of individual robots as well as entire fleets, setting a new industry standard for operational efficiency and scalability.

Collabots

Collabots provides robotics consulting services with a new focus on entertainment robotics. Helping stage performances integrate robots, providing professional development for deployed products and advising internationally are just some of the services Collabots offers.

COR-Platform

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.

CRABI Robotics

CRABI Robotics is developing an autonomous marine robot to reduce cargo vessel fuel consumption by 9-17% via underwater hull cleaning, removing fouling such as barnacles and seaweed while underway. This will save the shipping industry $14-26 billion annually and reduce global C02 emissions by more than 80 million tons.

Dusty Robotics

Dusty makes robotic tools for construction layout, helping project teams dramatically reduce schedule time and rework costs through accurate, full-scale floor layout.

Eureka Robotics

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

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.

Gaia AI

Gaia AI offers a forest data platform that uses our backpack-based sensor suite (LiDAR and computer vision) to identify the volume and species of trees from below canopy measurements which we then combine with satellite imagery to scale our measurements to wide areas of forest. With this data, we help timber companies make data-informed decisions, from valuing new land to purchase, to better plan for timber harvests, to verifying forest carbon credits.

Glidance

We are addressing a huge gap in the market for a new mobility aid for people with sight loss with Glide, the world’s first autonomous guide. Easy to learn and use, with a design that empowers confidence and pride, Glide will empower millions of people with a new sense of autonomy and independence in their lives.

GreenSight

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.

Haply Robotics

Haply Robotics is a team of experts in the fields of robotics, engineering, and haptic technology working together to research, design, and build innovative haptic robotic products. Haply Robotics designs and manufactures the inverse3, a precision 3D mouse capable of providing precise touch feedback down to the millinewton scale. This touch-enabled mouse can be used in the field of design to empower artists, engineers, architects, and game designers to create more realistic 3D content in the emerging 3D digital world.

Hathaway Robotics

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

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.

Human-Robotix

Human-Robotix aims to revolutionize the experience of physical therapy and training, making it safer, more effective, and data-driven. We are building a patent-pending robotic solution powered by a no-code platform, computer vision, and real-time analytics.

HyperVend

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

InnovaSea Systems is dedicated to supporting open-ocean aquaculture businesses by producing innovative, environmentally-focused sustainable technologies and service solutions for the industry.

InOrbit

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.

Institute for Experiential Robotics Northeastern University

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

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!

Kraken Robotics

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.

LabyrinthAI

LabyrinthAI is a robotics company with a revolutionary way of teaching robots new tasks without programming. By developing an AI foundation model for robotics, LabyrinthAI is expanding the capabilities of robots to interact with and understand the real world.

LMI Technologies (Formerly Fringe AI)

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.

LOOKOUT

The first AI marine camera for safe navigation. LOOKOUT spots debris, small craft, buoys, and people in the water to reduce collisions and increase captain confidence. GetaLOOKOUT.com

Luminous

Luminous unlocks scalable solar energy to combat labor and logistics bottlenecks jeopardizing our planet’s trajectory to a more sustainable future. Freeing construction workers from repetitive heavy lifting of solar panels in large solar farm projects, our robot fleets enable faster, safer, and more cost effective installations at scale.

Maglev Aero

Maglev Aero is quietly building the future of Urban Air Mobility.

Mapless AI

Mapless AI conducts research in applied artificial intelligence and autonomous system safety.
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Mente

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.

Mesodyne

Mesodyne builds generators that fit in the palm of your hand. Mesodyne’s Light-Cell is completely silent, has no moving parts, operates on most commercial and military fuels, and has up to 10X the energy density of lithium ion batteries. Developed at MIT’s Institute for Soldier Nanotechnologies, incubated at Chain Reaction Innovations at Argonne National Lab, and accelerated by the Air Force Techstars, Mesodyne’s patented technology enables new capabilities for small electric UAVs and other unmanned small systems: increased endurance over batteries alone, improved reliability over internal combustion, ease of refueling over fuel cells, and more.

MVP Robotics

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

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.

Opteran

Billions of years of evolution – one software mind

Opteran harnesses algorithms evolved in insect brains to make autonomous machines as robust and efficient as nature. We call it ‘Natural Intelligence’.

Natural Intelligence reverse engineers the innate structure and function of actual brains. Solving autonomy in the real world and enabling machines to behave like natural creatures.

Ori

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.

Peyk

Peyk is a British peer to peer delivery platform that has recently diversified into manufacturing fully modular autonomous delivery robots.

Vision Cycle

Vision Cycle and our Vision Valve technology is a new approach to large-scale industrial waste to resources recovery. We combine Computer Vision/ML + Robotics to tackle currently intractable problems in recovering resources from waste streams. Vision Valve that can automatically identify, actively count, and enable target particles’ new sorting abilities in fluids.

Pison Technology

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

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.

Ras Labs

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

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.

Realtime Robotics

Our processors enable micro-second level real-time robotic motion planning and risk-aware autonomous driving.

Revolute Robotics

Revolute Robotics builds inspection and surveillance robots for hard-to-reach areas. Our Hybrid Mobility Robot (HMR) switches between driving and flying to collect data where never before possible with mobile robots, improving upon and creating new applications in industrial inspections, private security, public safety, and defense.

Robotics 88

Robotics 88’s innovation in autonomous robotic decision-making enables our UAS to navigate the cluttered, unstructured forest environment. Our autonomous UAS empowers safer and larger prescribed burns through high-resolution subcanopy vegetation mapping for improved fire behavior predictions.

Rowbot Systems

Rowbot is commercializing patent-protected, robotic solutions to enable row crop farmers to maximize profitability and yields while increasing stewardship (sustainability). Onboard crop sensing and innovative testing approaches enable on-the-fly adjustments to drive positive outcomes.

Scalable Robotics

Scalable Robotics offers a (patented) no code, no CAD solution for robot programming. Scalable’s first product, ScalableArc, enables a welder to simply point and click where a robot is to weld, reducing programming time from hours to a couple minutes.

sereact

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

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.

Sidhe Solutions

Sidhe Solutions is at the forefront of a technological revolution in the drone industry, leveraging AI-driven control software and transformational hardware to shift the UAV space from passive observation and transportation to active tactile intervention. It is building hardware to tackle the challenges of NDT at altitude, leveraging the new drone technology to perform various tests on offshore and onshore wind turbines.

Simplex

We build infrastructure tooling to easily run thousands of robotic simulation scenarios against new code changes. Perform regression tests and measure metrics on robot performance in simulation with Simplex.

Southie Autonomy

Southie Autonomy is enabling a new paradigm in human-robot interaction with its ‘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.

Spiral Technology

Spiral Technology provides enterprise Mixed Reality platform for industrial automation.

Super Robotics

A Robotics Startup that aims to automate, with our robotic fleet, all the retail sector and expand to several areas in the future.

Tatum Robotics

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

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.

The AIT Austrian Institute of Technology

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).

Thinking Robots

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.

TruPhysics

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.

Tutor Intelligence

Tutor Intelligence is bringing next-level autonomy to robot arms, democratizing pick & place automation for warehousing and beyond.

Ubiros

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

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.

untill

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

URBX is a third-party logistics company that specializes in highly flexible order fulfillment and last mile delivery for e-commerce business.

US Positronix

US Positronix is developing a heavy load, high throughput smart conveyance solution that magnetically levitates and transports material or equipment of any shape or size around a warehouse or factory.

WiBotic

WiBotic provides wireless charging and power optimization solutions that are integral to charging the rapidly growing ecosystem of aerial, mobile, marine and industrial robots.

Yard

We mow lawns with robots. Yard is developing a fleet of electric, autonomous robots to sustainably enhance the quality of life in suburban communities, beginning with lawn care.

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