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What is the RBR50?
A list of the most influential public & private companies in the global robotics industry!
Innovation, groundbreaking application, commercial success and commercial potential are the factors used by the Robotics Business Review editorial team to select the RBR50. Keep an eye on them, we do. Some of them are diminutive laboratories, some others are giant conglomerates, and still others are small now but with an emerging edge on success.
Keep watch with us as the RBR50 pushes the future of robotics ahead.
Browse them all below or learn more about the RBR50 and how to participate.



 

All RBR50 Companies
3D Robotics
3D Robotics is a Private company with a focus on robotics. It is located at 2629 7th St. , Berkeley CA in the United States.
3D Robotics develops innovative, flexible and reliable personal drones and UAV technology for everyday exploration and business applications. 3DR’s UAV platforms capture breathtaking aerial imagery for consumer enjoyment and data analysis, enabling mapping, surveying, 3D modeling and more. More about 3D Robotics.
ABB Robotics
ABB Robotics is a Public company with a focus on Industrial & Manipulator robotics. It is located at Affolternstrasse 44, Zurich in Switzerland.
ABB Limited provides power and automation technologies. The company operates under segments that include power products, power systems, automation products, process automation and robotics. ABB Robotics is a leading supplier of industrial robots--also providing robot software, peripheral equipment, modular manufacturing cells and service for tasks such as welding, handling, assembly, painting and finishing, picking, packing, palletizing and machine tending. More about ABB Robotics.
Adept Technology
Adept Technology is a Public company with a focus on Industrial & Manipulator & Mobile robotics. It is located at 5960 Inglewood Dr., Pleasanton CA in the United States.
Adept Technology, Inc. designs, manufactures, and markets robots for the electronics, telecommunications, appliances, pharmaceuticals, food processing, and automotive components industries. More about Adept Technology.
AeroVironment
AeroVironment is a Public company with a focus on robotics. It is located at 181 West Huntington Dr., Monrovia CA in the United States.
AeroVironment, Inc. designs, develops, produces, and supports unmanned aircraft systems, and electric vehicle systems for various industries and governmental agencies. More about AeroVironment.
Aethon
Aethon is a Private company with a focus on Medical & Assistive & Mobile robotics. It is located at 100 Business Center Drive, Pittsburgh in the United States.
Aethon Inc. provides robotic hospital delivery and asset management solutions to hospitals in the United States. Its products include an automated robotic delivery system that transports scheduled and on-demand deliveries of material, medications, and meals between all ancillary, support, and patient care units; an asset tracking application that leverages interference-free radio frequency identification technology to locate tagged missing equipment throughout the hospital; and a pharmacy chain of custody solution for medications. More about Aethon.
Airware
Airware is a Private company with a focus on Software robotics. It is located at 1045 Bryant St., San Francisco California in the United States.
Airware is a CA-based startup that specializes in the development of autopilots for unmanned aircraft systems. The company develops enterprise solutions for drones that combine autopilot hardware and flexible software architectures. Airware’s hardware and software solutions enable our customers to tailor UAVs towards any commercial or military application. More about Airware.
Amazon
Amazon is a Public company with a focus on Mobile robotics. It is located at 410 Terry Avenue North, Seattle, WA in the United States.
Amazon.com, Inc. operates as an online retailer in North America and internationally. The company serves consumers through retail Websites, such as amazon.com and amazon.ca, which primarily include merchandise and content purchased for resale from vendors and those offered by third-party sellers More about Amazon.
Anki
Anki is a Private company with a focus on Software & Mobile robotics. It is located at 55 2nd Street, San Francisco CA in the United States.
Anki is an AI and consumer robotics startup. Anki technology programs physical objects to be intelligent and adaptable in the physical world and is designed to solve the problems of positioning, reasoning, and execution in artificial intelligence and robotics. More about Anki.
Autonomous Solutions
Autonomous Solutions is a Private company with a focus on Mobile robotics. It is located at Autonomous Solutions, Inc., Petersboro Utah in the United States.
ASI designs and manufactures unmanned vehicles for mining, agriculture, proving grounds, and military. More about Autonomous Solutions.
Boeing
Boeing is a Public company with a focus on robotics. It is located at 100 North Riverside Plaza, Chicago IL in the United States.
The Boeing Company, together with its subsidiaries, engages in the design, development, manufacture, sale, and support of commercial jetliners, military aircraft, satellites, missile defense, human space flight, and launch systems and services worldwide. More about Boeing.
Bosch Group
Bosch Group is a Private company with a focus on Industrial & Mobile robotics. It is located at Postfach 30 02 20, Stuttgart in Germany.
The Bosch Group is a leading global supplier of technology and services. In 2012, its roughly 306,000 associates generated sales of 52.5 billion euros. Since the beginning of 2013, its operations have been divided into four business sectors: Automotive Technology, Industrial Technology, Consumer Goods, and Energy and Building Technology. More about Bosch Group.
Caterpillar, Inc.
Caterpillar, Inc. is a Public company with a focus on Industrial & Mobile robotics. It is located at 100 North East Adams Street, Peoria IL in the United States.
With 2013 sales and revenues of $55.656 billion, Caterpillar is the world’s leading manufacturer of construction and mining equipment, diesel and natural gas engines, industrial gas turbines and diesel-electric locomotives. The company principally operates through its three product segments - Resource Industries, Construction Industries and Power Systems - and also provides financing and related services through its Financial Products segment. More about Caterpillar, Inc. .
Dyson
Dyson is a Private company with a focus on Humanoid & Mobile robotics. It is located at Tetbury Hill, Malmesbury in United Kingdom.
The oldest robotics startup in the world voted to the RBR50. When you have been engineering robots for over sixteen years as Sir James Dyson has (Back in 2001, a year before iRobot’s Roomba, Dyson demonstrated his DC06 autonomous vacuum that featured more than 80 sensors and two on-board computers. It never went to market) More about Dyson.
Ecovacs Robotics, Inc.
Ecovacs Robotics, Inc. is a Private company with a focus on robotics. It is located at 108 Shihu West Road, Wuzhong District Suzhou in China.
ECOVACS Robotics (Suzhou) Co.,Ltd was founded March 1998 targeting the home robot industry. Now, over 30 million families utilize ECOVACS products in their homes. More about Ecovacs Robotics, Inc. .
Ekso Bionics
Ekso Bionics is a Public company with a focus on Medical & Assistive robotics. It is located at 1414 Harbour Way, Richmond CA in the United States.
Ekso Bionics, originally Berkeley Bionics, was founded in Berkeley, California in 2005. The company is a pioneer in the field of robotic exoskeletons to improve human mobility. Since its inception, Ekso Bionics has forged partnerships with world-class institutions like UC Berkeley, received research grants from the Department of Defense and licensed technology to the Lockheed Martin Corporation. More about Ekso Bionics.
Elbit Systems Ltd.
Elbit Systems Ltd. is a Public company with a focus on robotics. It is located at P.O.B 539, Haifa in Israel.
Elbit Systems Ltd. is an international defense electronics company, which includes Elbit Systems and its subsidiaries. The company operates in the areas of military and commercial aerospace, land and naval systems, command, control, communications, computers, intelligence surveillance and reconnaissance. More about Elbit Systems Ltd. .
Energid Technologies
Energid Technologies is a Private company with a focus on Software robotics. It is located at One Mifflin Place, Suite 400, Cambridge MA in the United States.
Founded in 2001, Energid provides software and support to government and commercial customers in the space, military, manufacturing, and energy markets. It provides engineering products and services for robotics, machine-vision, training, virtual reality, and simulation applications in those markets. Energid is an employee-owned company headquartered in Cambridge, Massachusetts. More about Energid Technologies.
FANUC Robotics
FANUC Robotics is a Public company with a focus on Industrial robotics. It is located at Oshino-mura, Yamanashi Prefecture in Japan.
FANUC Corporation, part of the Furukawa Group, is a Japanese electromechanical manufacturer specializing in robotics. It is one of the largest makers of industrial robots in the world. More about FANUC Robotics.
FemtoTools AG
FemtoTools AG is a Private company with a focus on Manipulator robotics. It is located at Furtbachstrasse 4, in Switzerland.
FemtoTools is a Swiss high-tech company that offers award-winning, ultra high-precision instruments for mechanical testing and robotic handling in the micro- and nanodomains. More about FemtoTools AG.
Foxconn Technology Group
Foxconn Technology Group is a Public company with a focus on Industrial robotics. It is located at No.2 Zihyou St., Tucheng District New Taipei in Taiwan.
Guided by a belief that the electronics products would be an integral part of everyday life in every office and in every home, Terry Gou founded Hon Hai Precision Industry Company Ltd, the anchor company of Hon Hai / Foxconn Technology Group in 1974 with US$7,500, a devotion in integrating expertise for mechanical and electrical parts and an uncommon concept to provide the lowest "total cost" solution to increase the affordability of electronics products for all mankind. More about Foxconn Technology Group.
Google
Google is a Public company with a focus on Humanoid & Industrial & Manipulator & Mobile robotics. It is located at 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View California in the United States.
Google Inc. (Google) is a global technology company…and on everyone’s dance card as the next great robotics giant, with its acquisitions of seven superb and technically diversified robotics companies—all in rapid succession in late 2013: Boston Dynamics, Bot & Dolly, Holomni, Industrial Perception, Meka Robtics, Redwood Robotics, Schaft, Inc. More about Google.
Honda Robotics
Honda Robotics is a Public company with a focus on Medical & Assistive & Software & Humanoid robotics. It is located at 1-1, 2-Chome, Minami-Aoyama Minato-ku, Tokyo in Japan.
Honda Motor Co., Ltd., together with its subsidiaries, engages in the development, manufacture, and distribution of motorcycles, automobiles, and power products primarily in North America, Europe, and Asia. Its motorcycle line consists of business and commuter models, as well as sports models, including trial and moto-cross racing; all—terrain vehicles; personal watercrafts; and multi utility vehicles. More about Honda Robotics.
Honeybee Robotics
Honeybee Robotics is a Private company with a focus on Manipulator & Mobile robotics. It is located at 460 W. 34th Stree, New York NY in the United States.
Honeybee Robotics develops technology and products for next-generation advanced robotic and spacecraft systems that must operate in dynamic, unstructured and often hostile environments. Products and technologies range from complete systems to critical subsystems to enabling components. More about Honeybee Robotics.
InTouch Health
InTouch Health is a Private company with a focus on Medical & Assistive & Mobile robotics. It is located at 6330 Hollister Ave., Santa Barbara CA in the United States.
InTouch Health is the leader in Acute Care Telemedicine solutions including high-acuity consults where immediate clinical action is required. Used by nearly 15% of all U.S. hospitals – including many of the nation’s top neuroscience centers of excellence – the InTouch Telemedicine System provides the industry’s only fully integrated, end-to-end system leveraging physician expertise by providing scalable solutions, unparalleled user experience and a highly clinical focus. More about InTouch Health.
Intuitive Surgical
Intuitive Surgical is a Public company with a focus on Medical & Assistive robotics. It is located at 1266 Kifer Road, Sunnyvale CA in the United States.
Intuitive Surgical, Inc. designs, manufactures, and markets da Vinci surgical systems for various surgical procedures, including urologic, gynecologic, cardiothoracic, general, and head and neck surgeries. Its da Vinci surgical system consists of a surgeon’s console or consoles, a patient-side cart, a 3-D vision system, and proprietary ‘wristed’ instruments. More about Intuitive Surgical.
iRobot
iRobot is a Public company with a focus on Mobile robotics. It is located at 8 Crosby Drive, Bedford MA in the United States.
iRobot Corporation designs and builds robots for the consumer, government, and industrial markets. iRobot was founded in 1990 when Massachusetts Institute of Technology roboticists Colin Angle and Helen Greiner teamed up with their professor Dr. Rodney Brooks with the vision of making practical robots a reality. More about iRobot.
Kinova Robotics
Kinova Robotics is a Private company with a focus on Medical & Assistive & Manipulator robotics. It is located at 355 Peel St., Montreal Quebec in Canada.
Kinova is a Canadian company engaged into the design and manufacture of innovative solutions in the field of personal robotics. The team of experts at Kinova is dedicated to offer practical robotic platforms solving real and concrete problematic of daily life, especially in rehabilitation. More about Kinova Robotics.
KUKA Robotics
KUKA Robotics is a Public company with a focus on Industrial robotics. It is located at 51870 Shelby Parkway, Shelby Township MI in the United States.
KUKA Robotics Corporation manufactures PC-controlled robots. The company offers industrial robots, such as small robots; robots with low, medium, and high payloads; and heavy duty robots, as well as robots for special requirements. More about KUKA Robotics.
Liquid Robotics
Liquid Robotics is a Private company with a focus on Maritime robotics. It is located at 1329 Moffett Park Drive, Sunnyvale CA in the United States.
Liquid Robotics Inc. engages in the design, engineering, production, and administration of the Wave Glider, an unmanned maritime vehicle for ocean operations. More about Liquid Robotics.
Lockheed Martin
Lockheed Martin is a Public company with a focus on Software & Mobile robotics. It is located at 6801 Rockledge Drive, Bethesda MD in the United States.
Lockheed Martin Corporation is a global security company that primarily researches, designs, develops, manufactures, and integrates advanced technology products and services. The Company's businesses span space, telecommunications, electronics, information and services, aeronautics, energy, and systems integration. Lockheed Martin operates worldwid More about Lockheed Martin.
MAKO Surgical (Stryker)
MAKO Surgical (Stryker) is a Public company with a focus on Medical & Assistive robotics. It is located at 2555 Davie Road, Ft. Lauderdale FL in the United States.
MAKO Surgical Corp., a medical device company, markets its advanced robotic arm solution and orthopedic implants for orthopedic procedures in the United States and internationally. It offers MAKOplasty, a restorative surgical solution that enables orthopedic surgeons to treat patient specific osteoarthritic disease. More about MAKO Surgical (Stryker).
Marel
Marel is a Public company with a focus on Industrial robotics. It is located at Austurhraun 9, Gardabaer in Iceland.
Marel, together with its subsidiaries, engages in the manufacture, development, distribution, and sale of equipment, systems, and services to the fish, meat, and poultry industries. The company’s Poultry Processing segment supplies integrated systems for processing broilers, turkeys, and ducks under the Stork Poultry Processing brand name. More about Marel.
Neurala, Inc.
Neurala, Inc. is a Private company with a focus on Software & Mobile robotics. It is located at 8 St. Mary’s Street, Suite 613, Boston Massachusetts in the United States.
Neurala makes software brains for robots that mimic the way the human brain works. More about Neurala, Inc. .
Northrop Grumman
Northrop Grumman is a Public company with a focus on Manipulator & Mobile robotics. It is located at 2980 Fairview Park Drive, Falls Church VA in the United States.
Northrop Grumman Corporation (Northrop Grumman) is a designer, systems integrator and manufacturer of military aircraft, defense electronics, precision weapons, commercial and military aerostructures. The company operates primarily in four segments: Aerospace Systems, Electronic Systems, Information Systems and Technical Services. More about Northrop Grumman.
Panasonic
Panasonic is a Public company with a focus on Medical & Assistive & Industrial & Mobile robotics. It is located at 1006, Oaza Kadoma, Kadoma-shi, Osaka in Japan.
Panasonic Corporation, formerly known as Matsushita Electric Industrial Co., Ltd. (changed its name to Panasonic Corporation in October 2008), develops, manufactures, and sells electronic products worldwide. More about Panasonic.
Parrot SA
Parrot SA is a Public company with a focus on Software & Mobile robotics. It is located at 174, quai de Jemmapes, Paris in France.
Parrot S.A is a French company that provides wireless devices for mobile phones worldwide. The company’s products include Bluetooth hands-free systems and kits, multimedia products, plug & play products, and modules and chipsets for the automotive industry. More about Parrot SA.
Rethink Robotics
Rethink Robotics is a Private company with a focus on Humanoid & Industrial & Manipulator robotics. It is located at 27 Wormwood Street, Boston MA in the United States.
Rethink Robotics develops adaptive, low-cost robots for manufacturing. Rethink's solutions are targeted for the SMB market and designed to be human-safe and easily programmable. The company's flagship product, Baxter, is the world's first low-cost industrial humanoid robot. More about Rethink Robotics.
RoboCV
RoboCV is a Private company with a focus on Industrial & Mobile robotics. It is located at Building 84, Elektrolitny proezd Moscow in Russia.
RoboCV is a Russian developer of a range of vehicle autopilot products aimed at full driving automation of several types of vehicles, including warehouse vehicles, open pit mining trucks and vehicles in areas with restricted traffic. The company was founded in 2011 and is a resident of the Skolkovo Foundation. More about RoboCV.
Seiko Epson Corp.
Seiko Epson Corp. is a Public company with a focus on Industrial robotics. It is located at 3-5 Owa, 3-chome, Suwa in Japan.
Seiko Epson is the robotics design and manufacturing department of Japanese corporation Seiko Epson. Seiko Epson Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, engages in the development, manufacture, and sale of information-related equipment, electronic devices, and precision products. EPSON Robots manufactures Cartesian, SCARA and 6-axis industrial robots for factory automation. More about Seiko Epson Corp..
Siemens
Siemens is a Public company with a focus on Software robotics. It is located at Wittelsbacherplatz 2, Munich Bavaria in Germany.
Siemens Aktiengesellschaft operates as an electronics and electrical engineering company worldwide. The company operates in six segments: Energy, Healthcare, Industry, Infrastructure & Cities, Equity Investments, and Financial Services. More about Siemens.
Suitable Technologies
Suitable Technologies is a Private company with a focus on robotics. It is located at 921 E Charleston Rd, Palo Alto California in the United States.
Suitable Technologies is a startup building remote presence technology. Suitable’s first product, Beam, was launched in 2012, after years of research and development, with the goal of being the premier remote presence offering on the market. More about Suitable Technologies.
Swisslog
Swisslog is a Public company with a focus on Medical & Assistive & Manipulator & Mobile robotics. It is located at Swisslog Holding AG, CH-5033 Buchs in Switzerland.
Swisslog is a global provider of integrated logistics solutions for warehouses, distribution centers and hospitals. More about Swisslog.
Touch Bionics
Touch Bionics is a Private company with a focus on Medical & Assistive robotics. It is located at Unit 3 Ashwood Court, Livingston EH53 0TH in United Kingdom.
Touch Bionics Limited develops and markets upper-limb prosthetics for the treatment of patients with upper-limb deficiencies. More about Touch Bionics.
ULC Robotics, Inc.
ULC Robotics, Inc. is a Private company with a focus on Manipulator & Mobile robotics. It is located at 5 Corbin Ave. , Bay Shore NY in the United States.
ULC works with gas utilities and other energy-related organizations to provide advanced equipment and services for asset inspection, maintenance and other other specialized projects. More about ULC Robotics, Inc. .
Unbounded Robotics
Unbounded Robotics is a Private company with a focus on Humanoid & Mobile robotics. It is located at 2970 Scott Boulevard, Santa Clara California in the United States.
Founded in January 2013, Unbounded Robotics is building the next generation of advanced, affordable, mobile manipulation platforms for personal robotics research and service robotics. More about Unbounded Robotics.
Universal Robots
Universal Robots is a Private company with a focus on Industrial & Manipulator robotics. It is located at Universal Robots A/S, DK-5260 Odense S in Denmark.
Universal Robots is a first mover within a new segment of collaborative industrial robots focusing on user friendliness and flexibility for the SMB market. The company is headquartered in Odense, Denmark where all development and production is carried out. More about Universal Robots.
VGo Communications
VGo Communications is a Private company with a focus on Medical & Assistive & Mobile robotics. It is located at 100 Innovative Way, Nashua NH in the United States.
VGo Communications, Inc. develops and markets robotic telepresence solutions for healthcare, education and the workplace. More about VGo Communications.
WowWee Robotics
WowWee Robotics is a Private company with a focus on Humanoid & Mobile robotics. It is located at 2 Place Alexis Nihon, 3500 de Maisonneuve West Boulevard, Montreal Quebec in Canada.
WowWee Holdings Inc. engages in the design, development, marketing, and distribution of technology-based consumer robotic, toy, and entertainment products. More about WowWee Robotics.
Wynright
Wynright is a Private company with a focus on Manipulator robotics. It is located at 2500 York Road, Elk Grove IL in the United States.
Wynright Corporation designs, manufactures, integrates, and installs intelligent material handling systems. It offers truck/container loading and unloading products, such as palletized AGV trailer loading and robotic truck loading equipment; storage solutions, including robotic storage/retrieval systems, racks, automated storage and retrieval systems, and carousels; and light directed picking products, which include CAPS pick-to-light, put-to-light, and mobile carts. More about Wynright.
Yaskawa Motoman Robotics
Yaskawa Motoman Robotics is a Public company with a focus on Industrial & Manipulator robotics. It is located in Miamisburg OH in the United States.
As of June 1, 2010, Motoman Inc., an industrial robotics company, was acquired by Yaskawa Electric Corp. The company is now classified as Yaskawa America, Inc.'s Motoman Robotics Division. More about Yaskawa Motoman Robotics.


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