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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.
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.
Aivot builds fast-learning and low-cost humanoid robots that act as workforce multipliers for SMBs. Aivot’s end-to-end solution combines the latest AI and robotics technologies into an integrated platform that can perform a variety of open-ended tasks in existing unstructured environments and be operated by customers. The skill customization for new environments can be done using UI on the “no-code” platform with a skills library.
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 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.
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.
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.
Creating the technology capable of allowing anyone, anywhere to be able to effortlessly grow 5% of their food at home by 2030.
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 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.
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 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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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 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 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.
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.
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 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!
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.
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.
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 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 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.
We make affordable social robots that leverage the power of AI to provide a high-tech social experience that is more affordable than anything similar. These robots are designed as STEM education kits with included courseware that teaches students to build and program the robot.
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
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.
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.
Phuc Labs 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 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.
Rocketfarm is a Norwegian Tech-company with deep roots in industrial automation, and our Pally software is the market leading software for palletizing. We were founded by engineers and our mission is to transform the way we automate.
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 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 Solutions is a Techstars Air Force Alumni delivering an Augmented Reality (AR) platform for the manufacturing and maintenance in Aerospace and Medical Industries.
A Robotics Startup that aims to automate, with our robotic fleet, all the retail sector and expand to several areas in the future.
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.
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).
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 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 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.
US Positronix, a venture of SRI international, is developing a low power magnetic levitation system to transport heavy loads such as pallets, cases, parts, equipment or people around a warehouse or factory.
WiBotic provides wireless charging and power optimization solutions that are integral to charging the rapidly growing ecosystem of aerial, mobile, marine and industrial robots.
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