THE VISION

At Modbot, we want to provide a complete robot development platform to empower all creators from large manufacturers to individual makers and hobbyists. After eyewitnessing the difficulties of prototyping with the current state of robotics, we decided to create a modular robotics system that would be simple, affordable and agile. With the Modbot technology, we hope to see solutions that will solve real world problems in manufacturing, education, engineering, and consumer industries.

The Present

In the modern age, robots make our cars, our phones and our computers. We expect the newest gadgets to be available cheaper and better, faster. But the largest manufacturers today still rely on humans to perform menial and dangerous tasks to make these devices.

The Future

In the future, 90% of employees will be unseen machines. They will do jobs we have been doing, and do them much better than we can. They will do jobs we can’t do at all. They will do jobs we never imagined. And they will help us discover new jobs for ourselves.

Leaving human beings to be more human.

THE MODBOT STORY

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THE BEGINNING

Co-founders Adam and Daniel met while studying at Curtin University in Perth, Australia. After graduating, each worked in the Automotive and Defence sectors respectively. By chance, in the Fall of 2013, Daniel and Adam crossed paths once more. They met for sushi to catch up. As they shared the challenges they had faced in their industries with regards to working with robotics, they decided to create Modbot.

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WELCOME TO SILICON VALLEY

In January of 2014, Modbot participated in the Techcrunch Hardware Battlefield event at CES. After pitching on stage, they were approached by representatives of the startup accelerator Highway1, and encouraged to apply to the Spring 2014 cohort. Fast forward to March: the two co-founders moved to San Francisco to begin the Modbot journey. In June, Adam and Daniel presented the alpha prototype at the Highway 1 demo day.

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GROWTH…AND MORE GROWTH

After graduation from Highway1, Modbot moved into the robot lab at the Autodesk Pier 9 facility. As they began beta development, Adam and Daniel expanded the team from two to seven in a matter of months. In February of 2016, the team, now eleven, moved into their own facility, dubbed the robot lab, in the financial district of San Francisco.