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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.
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All RBR50 Companies
3D Robotics
3D Robotics is a Private company with a focus on robotics. It is located at 1608 4th Street, 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 Solo smart drone platform captures 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 is a leading supplier of industrial robots, modular manufacturing systems and service. A strong solutions focus helps manufacturers improve productivity, product quality and worker safety. ABB is expanding into new markets as well as penetrating traditional industries as manufacturers pursue new ways to increase flexibility, agility and competitiveness.” More about ABB Robotics.
Aethon
Aethon is a Private company with a focus on Mobile robotics. It is located at 100 Business Center Drive, Pittsburgh Pennsylvania in the United States.
Aethon is a world-leading supplier of autonomous mobile delivery robots. The TUG robot automates internal logistics tasks as it autonomously navigates dynamic and complex work environments including hospitals transporting and delivering materials. More about Aethon.
Alphabet, Inc. (Google)
Alphabet, Inc. (Google) is a Public company with a focus on Medical & Assistive & Humanoid & Industrial & Manipulator & Mobile robotics. It is located at 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View California in the United States.
Over the last two months, Alphabet, the new holding company that separated Google from its collection of speculative projects, has reframed the robots effort, moving it from a stand-alone division inside Google to a piece of the X research division. The company has also hired Hans Peter Brondmo, a technology industry veteran who last worked at Nokia, to help with management. In 2013, Google Inc. (Google) shook up the robotics industry with its acquisitions of seven superb and technically diversified robotics companies—all in rapid succession: Boston Dynamics, Bot & Dolly, Holomni, Industrial Perception, Meka Robtics, Redwood Robotics, Schaft, Inc. More about Alphabet, Inc. (Google).
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.
Autonomous Solutions
Autonomous Solutions is a Private company with a focus on Mobile robotics. It is located at Autonomous Solutions, Inc., Mendon Utah in the United States.
For more than 15 years, Autonomous Solutions, Inc. (ASI) has provided unmanned vehicle hardware and software systems to clients in the mining, farming, automotive, industrial, security, and military markets. ASI's universal, OEM-independent technology allows organizations to improve productivity, enhance safety, reduce costs, and increase accuracy. ASI's products can be found in Anglo American's haulage program, Ford Motor Company's robotic durability testing program, Kennecott Utah Copper/Rio Tinto's Bingham Canyon Mine, the US Air Force, the Los Angeles Police Department, and more. ASI has multi-year multi-million dollar robotic product development programs with world leading OEMs in mining, agriculture, and security - some of these will be made public this year. More about Autonomous Solutions.
CANVAS Technology
CANVAS Technology is a Private company with a focus on Industrial & Mobile robotics. It is located at 2705 Spruce Ave, Boulder Colorado in the United States.
CANVAS Technology is an industrial robotics startup that combines cutting edge visual perception with autonomous mobile robots to make factories and warehouses more efficient, transparent, and safe. The company is still in stealth mode, but has attracted capital investments from Visionnaire Ventures, AME Cloud Ventures, and Morado Venture Partners. More about CANVAS Technology .
Carbon Robotics
Carbon Robotics is a Private company with a focus on robotics. It is located at 479 Jessie St. , San Francisco California in the United States.
Carbon Robotics builds low-cost robotic arms for the consumer market. Our first product, KATIA, has the capabilities of an industrial robot, but the price and usability of a laptop. More about Carbon Robotics.
Clearpath Robotics
Clearpath Robotics is a Private company with a focus on Industrial & Mobile robotics. It is located at 1425 Strasburg Rd., Kitchener ON in Canada.
Clearpath Robotics specializes in the design and manufacture of unmanned vehicle solutions for academic, industrial, and military R&D applications. More about Clearpath Robotics.
Cyberdyne
Cyberdyne is a Private company with a focus on Medical & Assistive robotics. It is located at D25-1 Gakuen Minami,, Ibaraki in Japan.
Cyberdyne commercializes the inventions of Prof. Sankai and his laboratory at the University of Tsukuba. The company's flagship product is the Hybrid Assistive Limb (HAL) suit, which enables and/or augments human motor function by reading nerve signals through the skin. More about Cyberdyne.
Delphi Automotive
Delphi Automotive is a Public company with a focus on Mobile robotics. It is located at Delphi Automotive , Troy Michigan in the United States.
Delphi Automotive PLC (NYSE: DLPH) is a leading global technology company for automotive and commercial vehicle markets delivering solutions that help make vehicles safe, green and connected. Headquartered in Gillingham, U.K., Delphi operates technical centers, manufacturing sites and customer support services in 33 countries. More about Delphi Automotive.
DJI
DJI is a Private company with a focus on Mobile robotics. It is located at 14th Floor, West Wing, Skyworth Semiconductor Design Building, , Nanshan District Shenzhen in China.
DJI builds drones and drone-based camera systems for professionals in filmmaking, agriculture, conservation, search and rescue, energy infrastructure, and more. More about DJI.
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.
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.
EPSON Robots
EPSON Robots is a Public company with a focus on Medical & Assistive & Industrial robotics. It is located at 1650 Glenn Curtiss Street , Carson California in the United States.
EPSON Robots is the robotics design and manufacturing department of Japanese corporation Seiko Epson, the brand-name watch and computer printer producer. EPSON Robots delivers robots for precision assembly and material handling applications in the automotive, medical device, appliance, biotechnology, consumer product, electronics, food, pharmaceutical, plastics, semiconductor, and other industries. The company is a global leader in SCARA Robot based factory automation, with an installed base of over 50,000 robots and a product line of hundreds of models of SCARA, Cartesian and 6 axis robots based on a common PC based controls platform. More about EPSON Robots.
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.
Fetch Robotics
Fetch Robotics is a Private company with a focus on robotics. It is located at 1961 Concourse Drive, San Jose CA in the United States.
Fetch Robotics builds robot systems for the logistics industry. The Fetch Robotics system is comprised of a mobile base (called Freight) and an advanced mobile manipulator (called Fetch). Fetch and Freight can also use a charging dock for autonomous, continuous operations; allowing the robots to charge when needed and continue on with their tasks. . More about Fetch Robotics.
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.
GreyOrange
GreyOrange is a Private company with a focus on Industrial & Mobile robotics. It is located at No.427, Sector 37,Pace City 2, Gurgaon, Haryana in India.
GreyOrange designs, manufactures and deploys advanced robotics systems for automation at distribution and fulfillment centers. The company claims 90 percent market share of India's automation market, and serves over 40 clients with two product lines: Butler (an autonomous mobile platform) and Sorter (a conveyer-based sorting solution). More about GreyOrange.
IAM Robotics
IAM Robotics is a Private company with a focus on Mobile robotics. It is located at Eicher Road, Pittsburgh PA in the United States.
IAM Robotics was founded in 2012 in Pittsburgh, PA. The company's mission is to manufacture robots that can see and think about how to manipulate everyday objects. The IAM Robots team is initially focused on creating machines that can automate any warehouse, in a matter of days, without changing infrastructure. IAM stands for Intelligent Autonomous Manipulation. More about IAM Robotics.
Intuitive Surgical
Intuitive Surgical is a Public company with a focus on Medical & Assistive robotics. It is located at 1020 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.
Jibo
Jibo is a Private company with a focus on robotics. It is located at 230 Congress St, Boston Massachusetts in the United States.
Jibo is a consumer robotics company founded by Cynthia Breazeal, the famed roboticist at MIT’s Media Lab and a pioneer of social robotics. Jibo is designed as an interactive companion and helper to families. Breazeal says Jibo is unique because of its emotion and its ability to treat you like a human being. Jibo will come equipped with an initial set of apps that will allow it to play different roles, including a photographer that can track faces and take pictures so you can be in the photos. Jibo can also be an assistant who reminds family members of their schedules. More about Jibo.
Kawasaki
Kawasaki is a Public company with a focus on Industrial robotics. It is located at Kawasaki Robotics (USA) Inc., Wixom Michigan in the United States.
Kawasaki Robotics (USA) Inc. is a subsidiary company of Kawasaki Heavy Industries Ltd., Robot Division of Japan, and is headquartered in Wixom, Mich., with sales and service offices in North and South America. Kawasaki has incorporated more than 45 years of experience as a robot industry leader into the development of the most technically advanced controllers and the highest-quality robots. In 1969 Kawasaki Heavy Industries Ltd. created the first industrial robot in Japan, marking the beginning of the commercial production of industrial robots. More about Kawasaki.
Knightscope
Knightscope is a Private company with a focus on robotics. It is located at 1070 Terra Bella Ave, Mountain View California in the United States.
Founded in 2013, Knightscope is a security technology company located in the heart of Silicon Valley. Their flagship product is the K5 Autonomous Data Machine, an autonomous mobile robot solution providing advanced physical security. The K5 gathers important real-time, on-site data through its numerous sensors, which is then processed with advanced anomaly detection software to determine if there is a concern or threat in the area. If so, an issue is created with an appropriate alert level and a notification is sent to the proper authorities through the Knightscope Security Operations Center (KSOC), a browser based user interface. More about Knightscope.
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.
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.
Locus Robotics
Locus Robotics is a Private company with a focus on Mobile robotics. It is located at 100 Burtt Road, Andover Massachusetts in the United States.
Locus Robotics, spun out of Quiet Logistics, offers an outbound picking solution that claims to improve warehouse labor productivity 5-8 times over traditional cart based methods. The company plans to unveil an out-of-the-box solution that is safe to work around humans, easy to train and integrates with its clients' existing warehouse management system. More about Locus Robotics.
Omron Adept Technologies Inc.
Omron Adept Technologies Inc. is a Private company with a focus on Industrial & Manipulator & Mobile robotics. It is located at 4550 Norris Canyon Road, San Ramon CA in the United States.
Omron Adept Technologies Inc. designs, manufactures, and markets robots for the electronics, telecommunications, appliances, pharmaceuticals, food processing, and automotive components industries. More about Omron Adept Technologies Inc..
Open Bionics
Open Bionics is a Private company with a focus on Medical & Assistive & Manipulator robotics. It is located at Coldharbour Lane, Bristol in United Kingdom.
Open Bionics makes robotic prosthetic hands affordable and accessible. More about Open Bionics.
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.
ReWalk Robotics
ReWalk Robotics is a Public company with a focus on robotics. It is located at 33 Locke Drive, Marlborough Massachusetts in the United States.
ReWalk Robotics is a public company whose ReWalk walking system allows paraplegics to bring walking into their daily lives once again. Culminating over a decade of research and development, the ReWalk represents a truly practical, real world, walking solution for persons with lower limb disabilities. More about ReWalk Robotics.
Robotiq
Robotiq is a Private company with a focus on Manipulator robotics. It is located at 966 chemin Olivier, St-Nicolas Quebec in Canada.
Robotiq designs and manufactures flexible electric robot grippers with unique agility and versatility for robots in the manufacturing industry. More about Robotiq.
Samsung
Samsung is a Public company with a focus on Humanoid robotics. It is located at 1320-10 Seocho-2-dong, , Seoul Seocho-gu in Korea, South.
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. mainly engaged in the production of consumer electronic products. It operates in two divisions: end product division and component division. More about Samsung.
Savioke
Savioke is a Private company with a focus on Mobile robotics. It is located at 2900 Gordon Avenue , Santa Clara CA in the United States.
Savioke is creating autonomous robot helpers for the services industry. Our flagship robot, Relay, is deploying in hotels across the United States. We are passionate about delivering easy-to-use yet sophisticated robots that can help people. We aim to improve the lives of people by developing and deploying robotic technology in human environments - the places people live and work. More about Savioke.
SCHUNK
SCHUNK is a Private company with a focus on Industrial & Manipulator robotics. It is located at SCHUNK GmbH & Co. KG, Lauffen am Neckar in Germany.
SCHUNK, a family owned business, is one of the world's largest manufacturers of automation components, toolholders and workholding equipment. More about SCHUNK.
Seegrid
Seegrid is a Private company with a focus on Mobile robotics. It is located at 216 RIDC Park West Dr., Pittsburgh PA in the United States.
Seegrid Corporation, founded in 2003, brings robotic vision-guided technology to the material handling industry. More about Seegrid.
Siasun Robot & Automation Co Ltd
Siasun Robot & Automation Co Ltd is a Public company with a focus on Industrial robotics. It is located at No. 16 Jinhui Street, Shenyang in China.
Shanghai SIASUN Robot & Automation Co., Ltd. restructured in 2002 under SIASUN Robot & Automation Co., Ltd. and mainly conducts research and development of industrial robot application, automatic assembly & testing production lines. It is located in Shanghai Jinqiao Export Processing Zone with an area of about 5000 square meters. The application field includes Automobile, Motorcycle, Engineering Machinery, Electronic and Electric assembly and etc. The complete technical solution and turnkey engineering for the customer is preferred. Many sets of equipments have been provided for famous companies, such as DELPHI, WEBSTO, ZF, CONTINENTAL, Shanghai JIAOYUN, SDS. Shanghai SIASUN has been included in many international renowned enterprises’ automatic equipment supplier list. More about Siasun Robot & Automation Co Ltd.
SoftBank Robotics Corporation
SoftBank Robotics Corporation is a Public company with a focus on Humanoid robotics. It is located at 1-9-1 Higashi-shimbashi, Tokyo Minato-ku in Japan.
SoftBank Corp. is a Japanese telecommunications and Internet corporation, with operations in broadband, fixed-line telecommunications, e-commerce, Internet, broadmedia, technology services, finance, media and marketing, and other businesses. More about SoftBank Robotics Corporation.
Soil Machine Dynamics Ltd
Soil Machine Dynamics Ltd is a Private company with a focus on Maritime robotics. It is located at Turbinia Works Davy Bank Wallsend Newcastle upon Tyne, in United Kingdom.
SMD designs and manufactures subsea robotics including remotely operated vehicles (ROVs), underwater propulsion and control products. SMD is organized across a number of key business streams including Work Class ROVs, Subsea Trenching, Submerged Mining and Marine Renewables. SMD customers also benefit from a Customer Support business stream which offers a 24-hour hotline, operational and engineering support, spares, service and training support including a specially developed work class ROV simulator for pilot training. More about Soil Machine Dynamics Ltd.
Swisslog
Swisslog is a Public company with a focus on Medical & Assistive & Industrial & 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.
Titan Medical
Titan Medical is a Public company with a focus on Medical & Assistive robotics. It is located at 170 University Avenue, Toronto Ontario in Canada.
Titan Medical Inc. is a Canadian public company, headquartered in Toronto, Ontario, and listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange (TMD) and on the OTCQX in the United States (TITXF). Titan is focused on the design, development and commercialization of new robotic surgical technologies. Titan is developing the SPORT™ Surgical System for use in minimally invasive surgery (“MIS”). The SPORT™ Surgical System is expected to be commercially available in late 2016 in Europe and in mid-2017 in the United States. More about Titan Medical .
Toyota
Toyota is a Public company with a focus on Humanoid & Mobile robotics. It is located at 2-1 Toyoda-cho, Kariya-shi, Aichi in Japan.
Toyota Motor Corporation engages in the design, manufacture, assembly, and sale of passenger cars, minivans, and commercial vehicles. It sells its vehicles in approximately 170 countries and regions, including Japan, North America, Europe, and Asia. Toyota Motor Corporation has collaboration with Microsoft Corporation for the development and deployment of telematics applications on the Windows Azure platform for electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles. More about Toyota.
ULC Robotics, Inc.
ULC Robotics, Inc. is a Private company with a focus on Manipulator & Mobile robotics. It is located at 88 Arkay Drive, Hauppauge 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. .
Universal Robots A/S
Universal Robots A/S is a Private company with a focus on Industrial & Manipulator robotics. It is located at Universal Robots A/S, 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 A/S.
Vecna Technologies
Vecna Technologies is a Private company with a focus on Medical & Assistive & Mobile robotics. It is located at 36 Cambridgepark Dr., Cambridge MA in the United States.
Vecna Technologies Inc. offers healthcare solutions, such as patient self-service solutions, enterprise Web-based systems, and QC PathFinder HAI detection software for hospitals. More about Vecna Technologies .
Verb Surgical
Verb Surgical is a Private company with a focus on Medical & Assistive robotics. It is located at 1935 Landings Drive, Mountain View California in the United States.
Verb Surgical Inc. is a new medical device company that is creating robotic-assisted surgical products.Verb Surgical was founded with technology, expertise, and funding from Verily (formerly Google Life Sciences) and Ethicon, a medical device company in the Johnson & Johnson family of companies. More about Verb Surgical .
VEX Robotics
VEX Robotics is a Private company with a focus on Mobile robotics. It is located at 1519 Interstate 30 West, Greenville TX in the United States.
Innovation First, Inc., parent company of VEX Robotics, designs and produces electronics for autonomous mobile ground robots. It provides educational and competitive robotics products, and consumer robotics toys. More about VEX Robotics.
Yamaha Robotics
Yamaha Robotics is a Public company with a focus on Industrial robotics. It is located at 9101 Clubridge Drive, Fort Wayne Indiana in the United States.
Since 1976, Yamaha Robotics has provided versatile, dependable, and proven robotic solutions for an extensive network of industries. Yamaha Robotics offers a diverse selection of single and multi-axis Cartesian robots, as well as SCARA robot systems. Thousands of standard and custom configurations are available with Yamaha’s electric cylinder, linear actuator, Cartesians and SCARA robot systems. More about Yamaha Robotics.
Yaskawa
Yaskawa is a Public company with a focus on Industrial & Manipulator robotics. It is located in Miamisburg OH in the United States.
Yaskawa provides robots, process equipment, and safety equipment in the Americas, Europe, Africa, Israel, Japan, Asia, and the Pacific Rim. More about Yaskawa.


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