Redwood Robotics: New Silicon Valley Startup by Meka Robotics, Willow Garage, and SRI

Redwood Robotics

Redwood Robotics came out of its year-long stealth mode at today’s Xconomy event in Menlo Park, California.  Redwood Robotics is a joint venture between three west-coast robotics powerhouses: Meka Robotics, Willow Garage, and SRI.  Aaron Edsinger, who is CEO of Meka Robotics and is expected to take a leadership / executive role at Redwood, made the announcement and explained the startup’s goal: “To enable the personal and service robot markets through a new generation of robot arms that are simple to program, inexpensive, and safe to operate alongside people.”  In other words, they’re teaming up to create a proper competitor to Heartland Robotics in Boston.  Unfortunately, that’s all the public details that they’re sharing at this time.  They’re being tight-lipped about business and technical details given the amount of secrecy in this market (eg. Heartland is notoriously tight-lipped).  We’ll try to keep you updated as we learn more.  In the meantime, check out the brief spotlights of the three joint partners below.

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