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1. Stäubli Robotics
Stäubli Robotics, a leading global player in robotics founded in Horgen, Switzerland in 1892, consistently delivers engineering as effective and reliable as its service and support.
To position itself as a complete solution provider for digitally networked production, Stäubli offers a broad range of standard kinematics of 4-axis and 6-axis robotic arms for all kinds of sensitive environments, autonomous mobile robotics, driverless transport systems (AGVs) and POWER cobots for human-robot collaboration.
2. eCential Robotics
A French concern, eCential Robotics is a Grenoble-based company specialized in surgical robotics. Founded in 2009 by Stéphane Lavallée, the company develops and markets a unique system unifying 2D/3D robotic imaging and real-time navigation.
With 60 patents and 6 trademarks, it is pursuing a disruptive innovation strategy and offers orthopedic and neurosurgeons easy-to-use, cutting-edge technology to visualize their operations, particularly for minimally invasive surgery. The eCential Robotics platform is a universal system that is open to all implants.
Winner of the Bpifrance Global Innovation Challenge in 2018, the company designs and produces all its equipment in Grenoble, France.
To date, the company has raised a total of $30.3 million in funding over four rounds.
3. Sevensense Robotics
Sevensense Robotics is accelerating technological innovation in the service robotics industry by enabling robots to safely and autonomously navigate in dynamic spaces shared with humans, inside and outdoors.
It strives to empower enhanced ease in the integration and use of mobile robotics through its solution that can be applied to any kind of mobile ground machine, from forklifts to delivery and cleaning machines, at minimum installation time.
The Sevensense core technology is based on computer vision and AI techniques, originating from 15+ years of research at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, ETH Zurich. It develops, delivers and integrates both software as well as hardware, providing a complete solution to anyone who wants to get their machines moving autonomously.
Like Stäubli Robotics, Sevensense is a Swiss company based in Zurich that was founded in 2018 by Andreas Pfrunder, Fabian Blöchliger, Gianluca Cesari, Gregory Hitz, Kevin Egger, Marcin Dymczyk, Mathias Burki, and Renaud Dubé.
Sevensense Robotics has raised a total of $7.7 million in funding over three rounds.
4. Kraken Robotics
Founded in 2012 by Karl Kenny as a spinout from Marport Deep Sea Technologies Inc, Kraken Robotics is a Mount Pearl Park, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada-based marine technology company engaged in the design, development and marketing of advanced sensors for Unmanned Underwater Vehicles used in military and commercial applications.
Having raised $11.1 million in funding over three rounds, Kraken Robotics is recognized as world-leading innovators of Synthetic Aperture Sonar (SAS), a revolutionary underwater imaging technology that dramatically improves seabed surveys by providing ultra-high-resolution imagery at superior coverage rates.
5. Doosan Robotics
Doosan Robotics is a leading collaborative robot (cobot) manufacturer, empowering people to achieve higher levels of efficiency and creating immediate productivity gains for organizations.
Featuring industry-leading technology and an ultra-intuitive user experience, its cobots serve as safe, robust and reliable partners, and are used for a wide range of applications across the globe. With its innovative technology and engineering excellence, Doosan Robotics is committed to spearheading the industry’s growth and innovation to provide the best value.
Headquartered in Suwon-si, Gyeonggi-do, South Korea, where it also operates an R&D centre, Innovation Lab and Prototyping Lab, Doosan Robotics has raised over $30 million in funding since it was founded in 2015.