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[1] 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.[2][3][4] Redwood specializes in robotic arms "that are simple to program, inexpensive, and safe to operate alongside people",[2] a field currently occupied by Rethink Robotics (formerly Heartland Robotics).[3][5][6] Redwood Robotics claimed its arm to be "the next generation arm."[7]

In 2013 Redwood Robotics was acquired by Google X.[8][9]


  1. ^ "All hail the 'GoogleBots': Here's a look at the 7 robot companies Google just acquired | VentureBeat | Business | by Ricardo Bilton". Retrieved 2017-09-15.
  2. ^ 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.
  3. ^ a b Ackerman, Evan (2012-05-07). "Redwood Robotics Brings Big Names to Next Gen Robot Arms". IEEE Spectrum. IEEE. Retrieved 2013-03-23.
  4. ^ "Ventures: Redwood Robotics". SRI International. Retrieved 2013-03-23.
  5. ^ "Announcing Redwood Robotics". Meka Robotics. Archived from the original on 2013-10-25. Retrieved 2013-03-23.
  6. ^ Green, Tom (2012-05-06). "Redwood Could Well Be The Apple, Inc. Of Robotics?". Robotics Business Review. Retrieved 2013-03-23.
  7. ^ Estes, Adam Clark. "Meet Google's Robot Army. It's Growing". Gizmodo. Retrieved 2017-09-15.
  8. ^ Markoff, John (2013-12-04). "Google Puts Money on Robots, Using the Man Behind Android". The New York Times. Retrieved 2013-12-24.
  9. ^ "Google Acquired Seven Robotics Companies for Andy Rubin". All Things Digital. Retrieved 2013-12-03.

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