January 22, 2019


Ten Robotics Startups to Watch in 2019

Duke start-up Realtime Robotics makes Robot Report’s top ten robotics companies to watch in 2019.

With the exception of Badger Technologies, which was acquired for an undisclosed amount by Jabil in mid-2017 after just six months in existence, and Kassow Robots, which is self-funded, none of the companies on the list have raised more than $6.8 million. And no company is older than five years. No disrespect to the many other robotics startups doing tremendous work, such as IMS Systems, Motus Labs and Root AI, to name a few, but here are just some on the top ten list of robotics startups The Robot Report will be watching in 2019.


Realtime Robotics

Realtime Robotics, founded in 2016 as a spinout from Duke University, has developed a processor called “RapidPlan” that offers real-time motion planning for robotics and autonomous vehicles. According to Realtime, the processor can achieve sub-millisecond motion plans, is retargetable and updatable on the fly. Realtime said “a robot with fast reaction times can operate safely in an environment with humans. A robot that can plan quickly can be deployed in relatively unstructured factories and adjust to imprecise object locations and orientations, thus lowering a major the barrier to the use of robots.


About Realtime Robotics

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Realtime Robotics have invented a specialized processor for generating safe robot motion plans in microseconds, enabling robots to function in unstructured, collaborative workspaces, reacting to other movements as soon as they are perceived.

They are committed to enabling robotics to achieve their long promised future. Sensing and cognition are making enormous strides, driven by the rapid development of autonomous vehicle technology. Human-safe robotic arms and sensitive grasping technologies are also moving rapidly.

Their dedicated motion planning processors are poised to enable systems that can make full use of the wealth of new components, rapidly moving into millions of light manufacturing and complex assembly operations, as well as a multitude of life-enhancing service and inspection roles.


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[Originally posted by The Robot Report — January 18, 2019]