Redwood Robotics

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Redwood Robotics
Industry Robotics
Founded 2012
Headquarters San Francisco, California
Key people
Aaron Edsinger (CTO)
Stefan Nusser (CEO)
Anthony Jules (COO)
Owner Alphabet Inc.
Parent X

Redwood Robotics was a joint venture, announced in July 2012, between Meka Robotics, Willow Garage, and SRI International, all of which have strong presences in the field of robotics.[1][2][3] Redwood specializes in robotic arms "that are simple to program, inexpensive, and safe to operate alongside people",[1] a field currently occupied by Rethink Robotics (formerly Heartland Robotics).[2][4][5]

In 2013 Redwood Robotics was acquired by Google X.[6][7]


  1. ^ a b Deyle, Travis (2012-05-03). "Redwood Robotics: New Silicon Valley Startup by Meka Robotics, Willow Garage, and SRI". Hizook. Retrieved 2013-03-23. 
  2. ^ a b Ackerman, Evan (2012-05-07). "Redwood Robotics Brings Big Names to Next Gen Robot Arms". IEEE Spectrum. IEEE. Retrieved 2013-03-23. 
  3. ^ "Ventures: Redwood Robotics". SRI International. Retrieved 2013-03-23. 
  4. ^ "Announcing Redwood Robotics". Meka Robotics. Retrieved 2013-03-23. 
  5. ^ Green, Tom (2012-05-06). "Redwood Could Well Be The Apple, Inc. Of Robotics?". Robotics Business Review. Retrieved 2013-03-23. 
  6. ^ Markoff, John (2013-12-04). "Google Puts Money on Robots, Using the Man Behind Android". The New York Times. Retrieved 2013-12-24. 
  7. ^ "Google Acquired Seven Robotics Companies for Andy Rubin". All Things Digital. Retrieved 2013-12-03. 

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