Networked Robotics Corporation

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Networked Robotics Corporation
Industry Scientific Automation & Instrumentation
Founded 2004
Headquarters Evanston, Illinois
Products Temperature Sensors, Network Hardware, Humidity Probes

Networked Robotics Corporation is an American scientific automation company that designs and manufactures electronic devices that monitor environmental conditions via the internet.[1] Based out of Evanston, Illinois, Networked Robotics has introduced devices such as the TPL3 (digital temperature sensor), HPL1 (digital humidity probe), the NTMS4i (networking hardware), and complementary software, Tempurity.

Networked Robotics technology is used in the biotechnologies industry—including stem cell automation, medical industry, academia, food industry in efforts to enhance U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regulatory compliance, quality, and loss prevention for their operations.[1]


Networked Robotics was founded in 2004 by ex-Pfizer informatics researchers. The company's founders worked for almost 20 years in the automation of scientific processes for G.D. Searle & Company, Monsanto, Pharmacia, and Pfizer where they were responsible for the automation of experiments in inflammation.[2]

In 2006, Networked Robotics announced the introduction of Tempurity, a network-based, real-time temperature monitoring system, designed to collect temperatures over a wide area network.[2] Tempurity includes an alarm system in which a user is notified by text messaging or e-mail when the area or device to be monitored falls outside of a set temperature range.[2] The software was developed to meet FDA standards and works with rooms, ovens, incubators, refrigerators, freezers and commercial ultracold (below -55 degrees Celsius) freezers.[2]

The latest capability allows Networked Robotics hardware in the field to communicate directly to the Cryoplus brand of liquid nitrogen cryopreservation freezers from Thermo Fisher Scientific.[1] Cryopreservation freezers are used to store stem cells and other biologically important samples at temperatures lower than 100 degrees Celsius.[1]


In 2005, Networked Robotics hosted an international game server for an online competition of the video game Medal of Honor (series).[3] More than 280 daily contests were held, with winners from 25 different nations.[4] Contests for 2004 ended on February 8, 2005, the end of the lunar (Chinese) New Year.[4] The countries with the most winners on each continent were declared Networked Robotics continental champions.[4] Over 250,000 players from 66 countries and all US states have participated in Networked Robotics competition.[4]