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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 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 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.
Aethon
Aethon is a Private company with a focus on Software & Mobile robotics. It is located at 100 Business Center Drive, Pittsburgh in the United States.
Aethon Inc. automates internal logistics - or Intralogistics - by delivering and transporting supplies and materials to their point of use using its TUG smart autonomous mobile robot. More about Aethon.
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.
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.
Brain Corporation
Brain Corporation is a Private company with a focus on Software robotics. It is located at 3611 Valley Centre Drive, San Diego CA in the United States.
Brain Corporation develops software, hardware, and cloud services for consumer robotics. More about Brain Corporation.
Caterpillar, Inc.
Caterpillar, Inc. is a Public company with a focus on Industrial & Mobile robotics. It is located at 501 Southwest Jefferson Avenue, Peoria IL in the United States.
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. .
Clearpath Robotics
Clearpath Robotics is a Private company with a focus on 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.
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.
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.
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.
Festo
Festo is a Private company with a focus on Industrial & Manipulator robotics. It is located at Ruiter Straße 82, Esslingen in Germany.
Festo Corporation is a world-wide supplier of automation technology and performance leader in industrial training and education programs. More about Festo.
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.
Future Robot
Future Robot is a company with a focus on robotics. It is located at 901, Uspace 1B, 670, Sampyeong-dong Bundang-gu in South Korea.
Founded on the basis of the core technology of interaction between humans and service robots, Future Robot Co., Ltd. will lead the service robot industry in the 21st century-the time when humans and robots live together. More about Future Robot.
gomtec
gomtec is a Private company with a focus on Industrial robotics. It is located at Am Technologiepark 12 , Seefeld in Germany.
Today gomtec conceives and develops need-based power-by-wire mechatronic systems for prestigious medium- and large-sized businesses in various branches of industry. It is also involved in the development of lightweight robots. More about gomtec.
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.
Hocoma
Hocoma is a Private company with a focus on Medical & Assistive robotics. It is located at Industriestrasse 4, Volketswil in Switzerland.
Hocoma is the global market leader for the development, manufacturing and marketing of robotic and sensor-based devices for functional movement therapy. More about Hocoma.
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.
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.
Kawada Robotics
Kawada Robotics is a Public company with a focus on Humanoid robotics. It is located at 4-13-5 Nihonbashi-honcho, Tokyo in Japan.
Kawada Robotics was born on April 1, 2013. The company was spun off from the Robotics Division of Kawada Industries, a pioneer in the commercialization of humanoid robots. Kawada Industries will continue to manufacture and sell our robotic products, including the dual-arm robot NEXTAGE and bipedal HRP series. More about Kawada Robotics.
Kinova Robotics
Kinova Robotics is a Private company with a focus on Medical & Assistive & Manipulator robotics. It is located at 6110 Doris-Lussier, Boisbriand Quebec in Canada.
Kinova designs and manufactures robotics platforms and components that are simple, sexy and safe under two divisions: Assistive Robotics empowers disabled people to push beyond their current boundaries and limitations while Service Robotics empowers professionals in industry to interact with their environment more efficiently and safely More about Kinova Robotics.
Komatsu
Komatsu is a Public company with a focus on Mobile robotics. It is located at 2-3-6, Akasaka, Tokyo in Japan.
Komatsu, Ltd. manufactures and sells construction and mining machinery, including excavators, bulldozers, and wheel loaders. The company, operating on a global scale, also produces forklift trucks and engineering equipment such as press systems. More about Komatsu.
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.
Nissan
Nissan is a Public company with a focus on robotics. It is located at 1-1, Takashima 1-chome, Nishi-ku, Yokohama Kanagawa in Japan.
Nissan is a multinational automobile manufacturer. More about Nissan.
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.
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.
Ottobock
Ottobock is a Private company with a focus on Medical & Assistive robotics. It is located at Max-Näder-Straße 15, Duderstadt in Germany.
Ottobock is a global leader in prosthetic and orthotic medical devices, with 49 branches and 6,000+ employees serving people with mobility challenges around the world. More about Ottobock.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Softbank Robotics
Softbank Robotics 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.
SSI Schaefer
SSI Schaefer is a Private company with a focus on robotics. It is located at Fritz-Schäfer-Straße 20, Neunkirchen Saarland in Germany.
SSI Schaefer is the world’s leading supplier of warehousing and logistics systems. The services offered range from elaborating designs to equipping warehouses with products from the company’s own production and implementing comprehensive logistics projects as the general contractor. More about SSI Schaefer.
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.
SynTouch
SynTouch is a Private company with a focus on Medical & Assistive robotics. It is located at 2222 S. Figueroa St., Los Angeles CA in the United States.
SynTouch makes the only sensor technology in the world that endows robots with the ability to replicate - and sometimes exceed - the human sense of touch. Its lead product - the BioTac - mimics the physical properties and sensory capabilities of the human fingertip. More about SynTouch.
Teun
Teun is a Private company with a focus on Industrial robotics. It is located at straat De Bloemendaal 23, 's-Hertogenbosch Noord-Brabant in Netherlands.
TEUN, is a subsidiary of ErgoLog B.V., and is the name of a new concept in unloading freight containers. René van Glabbeek, Commercial Director of TEUN, says: "We have made a mobile robot that can make intelligent decisions on how to pick up something. This has never been done before." More about Teun.
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.
Universal Robots
Universal Robots 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.
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 .
Yaskawa
Yaskawa is a Public company with a focus on Industrial & Manipulator robotics. It is located in Miamisburg OH in the United States.
Yaskawa Motoman 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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