5 Top Robotics Companies Changing Our World: Part 5

A new day dawns which means there is another exciting list by the Deep Tech Insider on robotics companies. Today, it’s part five — Oh, and just in case, here is the link to the first part if you missed it.

1. Agility Robotics

Agility Robotics’ legged locomotion expertise is built on a history of academic research, including the bipedal walking and running robot ATRIAS. Agility Robotics is leveraging this work to create products that address the real-world needs of rugged, efficient and highly capable mobility platforms.

Founded in 2015 by Damion Shelton and Jonathan Hurst to enter markets newly enabled by recent scientific and technical breakthroughs in robotic-legged mobility, Agility’s roots stretch back to Co-Founder Hurst’s Ph.D. research at Carnegie Mellon University in the early 2000s (where he and Shelton met).

With headquarters in Albany Oregon, Agility Robotics has raised a total of $28.8 million in funding over three rounds.

2. Blue Robotics

Based in Torrance, California, Blue Robotics was founded in 2014 by Rusty Jehangir. Starting with a Kickstarter campaign for a thruster for underwater robots that raised more than $100,000, Blue Robotics makes low-cost, high-performance components for marine robotics to enable the next generation of ocean exploration.

3. Voliro Airborne Robotics

Voliro Airborn Robotics is developing advanced flying robots to perform inspection and maintenance tasks more safely, cost-effectively and faster than traditional methods.

With its tiltable rotor system, Voliro expands the abilities of service drones from “fly and see” to “fly, see and touch”. The flying robot can be equipped with a variety of payloads, such as Non-Destructive Testing (NDT) sensors. The unique 360° drone design of the platform allows inspection of curved and sloped surfaces. No other flying inspection robot boasts these capabilities.

Voliro aims to provide innovative UAVs with unique capabilities. It promotes the concept of omnidirectional aerial vehicles, where the position and orientation of the flying platform are completely independent. This ability is crucial to achieving robust and reliable interaction with the environment.

An ETH Zurich Spinoff and Wyss Zurich project founded in 2019 by Mina Kamel and Timo Müller, Voliro is headquartered in the centre of Zurich, Switzerland.

Voliro has raised some $2.1 million (CHF2 million) in funding over three rounds.

4. Carnegie Robotics

Carnegie Robotics (CRL) is a leading provider of advanced robotics sensors and platforms for defence, agriculture, mining, infrastructure and energy applications. CRL was founded by Dr. John Bares and several colleagues in May 2010 as a spinoff of Carnegie Mellon University’s National Robotics Engineering Center (NREC), one of the world’s premier research and development organizations for advanced field robotics, machine vision and autonomy.

As far as outside funding goes, Carnegie Robotics has raised a reported $594,000 over one round.

5. Dusty Robotics

Dusty Robotics is a company committed to levelling up the construction industry by creating tools that give the construction workforce superpowers. It does this by developing robot-powered tools for the modern construction workforce.

Based in Mountain View, California, Dusty Robotics was founded in 2018 by Tessa Lau and Philipp Herget and has raised a total of $23.7 million in funding over three rounds.