5 Top Robotics Companies Changing Our World: Part 11

It’s time for another exciting list by the Deep Tech Insider on robotics companies. Today, it’s part eleven. In case you missed all of the series to date, here’s a link to the first part.

1. Mecademic Robotics

Mecademic Robotics is a Canadian robotics manufacturer that builds the world’s smallest, most precise, and easy-to-use industrial robotic arms. Its robots excel in the precise and repetitive manipulation of small parts and tools in a variety of industries.

Mecademic robots are unique in that they are plug-and-work automation components that do not require a proprietary programming language, do not require training, are ultra-easy to integrate, and are compatible with virtually any other automation component. They are designed to maximize space efficiency and minimize deployment time in labs and factories.

A Montreal-based company, Mecademic was founded in 2013 by Jonathan Coulombe and Ilian Bonev.

2. Pudu Robotics

Pudu Robotics is a leading robotics company dedicated to the design, R&D, production, and sales of commercial service robots. Its products have been exported to more than 60 countries and regions, covering more than 600 cities around the world and are widely used in restaurants, hospitals, schools, office buildings, and government halls.

Based in the tech powerhouse that is Shenzhen, China, Pudu Robotics was founded by Tao Zhang and Peng Chen and has raised a total of $155 million in external funding since being set up in 2016.

3. Intuition Robotics

Intuition Robotics is pioneering the move from digital assistants (Alexa, Google Assistant, Siri, etc.) to digital companion agents — rich, proactive characters that initiate context-aware, multi-modal interactions and are powered by the company’s cognitive AI engine, Q.

Q understands the context of its environment through sensor fusion, and its agent makes goal-based cognitive decisions using proprietary algorithms that proactively and intuitively anticipate and engage users.

The company was founded in 2016 by Dor Skuler, Roy Amir and Itai Mendelsohn. Based in Israel with offices in California, Intuition Robotics has raised over $58 million in funding and is supported by renowned industry experts.

4. Gaussian Robotics

Another China-based startup, Gaussian Robotics develops and manufactures cleaning robots to co-work with people. The ECOBOT series is a comprehensive range of floor cleaning robots, which includes: Scrubber 75, Scrubber 50, Sprayer 50, Sweeper 111, Polisher 60 and others in the pipeline. They have been deployed in thousands of commercial, institutional and industrial facilities around the globe to deliver professional and consistent cleaning services.

Founded in 2013 by Haotian Cheng and Qifu Cen out of a passion for autonomous driving, Gaussian Robotics built its class-leading autonomous navigation based on advanced SLAM technology and integrated it into cleaning machines. It has since grown into a global leader and is now setting the benchmark for the cleaning robot industry.

Having raised an incredible $324.7 million in funding over five rounds, Gaussian Robotics has rapidly expanded into a team of over 1000 employees with its headquarters in Shanghai and overseas offices in Singapore, Hong Kong, and the Netherlands.

5. OC Robotics

With Headquarters in Bristol, UK, OC Robotics was founded in 1997 by Rob Buckingham and Andrew Graham. The leading commercial manufacturer of snake-arm robots in the world, which are flexible robotic arms that don’t have prominent elbows so they can follow their nose into confined spaces, OC Robotics’ parent company is GE Aviation Wales.

OC Robotics works in the aerospace, nuclear and security sectors. Customers include the UK Ministry of Defence, the US Department of Defense, Airbus, Ontario Power Generation, Areva, and others.