Top 15 robotics companies & startups | 2024

July 9, 2024
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1. Standard Bots

Standard Bots is one of the undisputed leaders in robotics companies right now, going from robotics startup to robo-giant in just a few years. Why? Because they’re providing user-friendly and cost-effective solutions for small businesses and big names alike. 

  • Robotics for everyone: Standard Bots designs low-cost solutions that are easy to set up, program, and use — no coding or programming experience required. 
  • RO1 as the leader: Their flagship product, RO1, is a versatile six-axis robot arm that can handle a huge variety of tasks, from machine tending to packaging and assembly.
  • AI superpowers: RO1 uses artificial intelligence on par with GPT-4 to learn and adapt to your specific operations, improving its efficiency and performance over time.
  • Flagship bot: RO1 — This adaptable six-axis robot arm is designed for small to medium-sized businesses, making automation accessible and affordable, at half the price of its nearest competitors. 

2. Advanced Motion & Controls (AMP)

AMP creates custom-made automation solutions. They work with a wide range of industries with high levels of robotics engineering expertise. 

  • Industry know-how: AMP's deep understanding of various sectors allows them to create custom solutions for each unique industry. 
  • Comprehensive capabilities: They offer a full spectrum of automation services, from design and engineering to integration and ongoing support.
  • From top to bottom: AMP delivers complete, end-to-end automation systems that are ready to deploy and operate, minimizing disruption to your operations.
  • Flagship bot: AMP specializes in creating tailor-made solutions to fit the specific needs of various industries, offering a range of expertise from design to implementation.

3. Honeybee Robotics

Honeybee Robotics is one of the best at developing robots for extreme environments, advancing our understanding of the universe and our planet.

  • Extremophiles: Their robots are designed to withstand harsh conditions, making them ideal for space exploration, deep-sea research, and other challenging applications.
  • The deepest and farthest stretches: Honeybee Robotics' technology has been instrumental in NASA missions and underwater research projects, contributing to groundbreaking discoveries.
  • All kinds of applications: Their expertise in extreme environments translates to innovative solutions for industrial challenges, such as hazardous material handling and inspection in harsh conditions.
  • Flagship bot: Varies depending on the project — Honeybee Robotics is renowned for its innovative robots designed for extreme environments, like the Mars Exploration Rovers for NASA.

4. Boston Dynamics

Boston Dynamics is at the bleeding edge of robotics research, developing advanced robots that redefine what's possible in terms of agility, mobility, and autonomy.

  • Cutting-edge robots: Their impressive lineup includes humanoid robots like Atlas and the dog-like Spot, capable of navigating complex terrain and performing dynamic movements.
  • Heavy R&D focus: Boston Dynamics primarily focuses on research and development, pushing the boundaries of robotic capabilities and exploring new applications.
  • Potential for real-world applications: Their robots have the potential to revolutionize industries like construction, logistics, and inspection, where their agility and mobility can be leveraged to improve efficiency and safety.
  • Flagship bot: Spot — This agile and versatile quadruped robot is making waves in industries like construction, public safety, and entertainment.

5. GreyOrange

GreyOrange is a big-name provider of warehouse automation solutions, specializing in AI-powered robots designed to optimize order fulfillment and inventory management.

  • “Wicked smart” fulfillment systems: GreyOrange offers a range of robotic solutions, including goods-to-person picking robots, mobile sorting robots, and inventory tracking systems.
  • AI-heavy optimization: Their robots utilize machine learning algorithms to adapt to real-time demand, optimize warehouse layout, and improve overall fulfillment efficiency.
  • Scalable, flexible, you name it: GreyOrange's systems are designed to be modular and scalable, allowing businesses to adapt to changing needs and demands.
  • Flagship bot: Butler — This goods-to-person picking robot is designed to streamline warehouse operations by autonomously retrieving items for order fulfillment.


KUKA is a huge name in industrial robotics and automation solutions. They’re widely known for their robust and high-performance robots that can pretty much do it all. 

  • Industry leader with bots to match: KUKA offers a diverse portfolio of robots, including articulated robots, SCARA robots, and collaborative robots, suitable for various industrial processes.
  • Always innovating: They continuously develop cutting-edge technologies like AI-powered robot control and simulation software to enhance automation capabilities.
  • Wherever you may roam: KUKA's extensive global network ensures comprehensive support and service for customers worldwide.
  • Flagship bot: KR QUANTEC series — This high-performance industrial robot series is designed for heavy-duty tasks with exceptional precision and reach.


FANUC is another household name in the robotics industry. FANUC is hailed for its reliable and high-quality robots that raise the bar in precision and efficiency.

  • A known quantity: FANUC robots are known for their exceptional reliability and longevity, minimizing downtime and ensuring consistent performance.
  • You name it, they do it: Their robots cater to diverse industries and applications, including automotive, electronics, food and beverage, and pharmaceuticals.
  • Comprehensive solutions: FANUC offers a complete automation ecosystem, including robots, software, sensors, and controllers, for easy integration and operation.
  • Flagship bot: CRX series — A collaborative robot line known for its safety features and ease of use, ideal for working alongside humans.

8. Nvidia

If you’re a gamer, you may have heard of Nvidia. But they’re also a hot property in the field of artificial intelligence and computing, playing a major role in advancing robotics through their powerful hardware and software solutions.

  • AI computing platform: Nvidia's GPUs and specialized AI processors provide the computational power required for complex machine learning algorithms and real-time processing in robotics.
  • Big development tools: They offer a suite of software development tools and frameworks that enable developers to create advanced AI-powered applications for robotics.
  • A big network of collaborators: Nvidia collaborates with various robotics companies to integrate their technology and accelerate the development of intelligent robots.
  • Flagship bot: Isaac platform — While not a physical robot, Nvidia's Isaac platform is a comprehensive software suite for developing and deploying AI-powered robots.
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9. Scythe Robotics

Scythe Robotics is bringing the landscaping industry to greener pastures with its autonomous lawn mowers that use cutting-edge robotics and artificial intelligence.

  • Auto-mowing solutions: Their self-driving mowers are designed to efficiently and safely maintain large commercial landscapes, reducing labor costs and improving productivity.
  • High-end navigation skills: Scythe's robots utilize a combination of sensors, cameras, and AI algorithms to navigate complex terrain, avoid obstacles, and ensure precise mowing.
  • Sustainable buddies: Their mowers are electric-powered, contributing to a greener and more sustainable approach to landscaping.
  • Flagship bot: Scythe M.52 — This autonomous lawn mower is designed to efficiently maintain large commercial landscapes, reducing labor costs and promoting sustainability.

10. Yaskawa

Yaskawa. Yes, you’ve heard of them, and that’s because they’re a global provider of industrial automation solutions, including robots, servo drives, motion controllers, and inverters.

  • Jacks of all trades: Yaskawa offers a wide range of robots, including articulated robots, SCARA robots, and delta robots, for various applications in manufacturing, packaging, and logistics.
  • Integrated solutions: Their robots easily integrate with their other automation products, creating comprehensive solutions for industrial automation needs.
  • All over the world: Yaskawa's extensive global network guarantees reliable support and service for its customers worldwide.
  • Flagship bot: Motoman GP series — A versatile line of industrial robots designed for a wide range of applications, including welding, assembly, and material handling.

11. Anduril Industries

Anduril Industries develops autonomous systems for defense and security applications, using AI and robots to improve situational awareness and improve mission effectiveness. (None of their bots look like Arnold Schwarzenegger — yet.) 

  • The latest and greatest: Anduril Industries develops a range of autonomous systems, including drones, underwater vehicles, and ground robots, equipped with advanced sensors and AI capabilities.
  • Defense and security focus: Their technology is designed to address critical challenges in defense and security, such as surveillance, reconnaissance, and threat detection.
  • Data you can use: Anduril's Lattice platform integrates data from various sensors and sources, providing a comprehensive operational picture and enabling real-time decision-making.
  • Flagship bot: Lattice — This AI software platform integrates data from various sensors and autonomous systems, providing a comprehensive operational picture for defense and security applications.

12. Dexory

Dexory is at the forefront of warehouse automation, creating intelligent robots that simplify inventory management and optimize workflow.

  • Immediate inventory insights: Their autonomous mobile robots (AMRs) continuously scan and update inventory levels, getting you accurate stock data — and minimizing errors. 
  • Easy picking, easy transport: Dexory's AMRs autonomously navigate warehouses, pick items from shelves, and transport them to designated locations.
  • Scalable and adaptable: Their solutions are designed to integrate seamlessly with existing warehouse infrastructure and can be easily scaled up or down based on demand.
  • Flagship bot: DexoryView — This autonomous inventory scanning robot helps optimize warehouse operations by providing real-time inventory data and insights.


XTEND focuses on developing robotic teleoperation systems that empower humans to remotely control robots in hazardous or inaccessible environments.

  • Remote operation for safety: XTEND's technology allows operators to control robots from a safe distance, minimizing risks in dangerous situations such as disaster response or bomb disposal.
  • Immersive telepresence: Their systems provide operators with immersive feedback, including live video feeds and haptic feedback, enhancing their ability to perform complex jobs remotely.
  • Diverse applications: XTEND's technology has applications across various industries, including inspection, maintenance, security, and exploration.
  • Flagship bot: XOSkeleton — This human-guided robotic exoskeleton enhances human capabilities and enables remote operation in hazardous environments.

14. Gaussian Robotics

Gaussian Robotics is cleaning up the competition with its autonomous cleaning tech, offering robots that leave commercial spaces spick and span. 

  • Intelligent cleaners: Their robots use advanced sensors, AI algorithms, and cleaning tools to autonomously clean floors, carpets, and other surfaces.
  • Costs you’ll like with efficiency to match: By automating cleaning duties, Gaussian Robotics' solutions reduce labor costs, increase productivity, and ensure consistent cleaning quality.
  • Like a baby’s bottom: Their robots help maintain high hygiene standards in commercial spaces, contributing to a cleaner and healthier environment.
  • Flagship bot: Scrubber 50 — This autonomous, super-efficient cleaning robot is designed for large commercial spaces. 

15. Dobots 

Dobot is gaining prominence in the robotics industry by providing affordable and easy-to-use robots for both industrial and commercial uses 

  • Easy to set up and get going: DOBOT's cobots have intuitive interfaces and multiple programming options, including graphical programming and scripting. A big win for both power users and newbies. 
  • Side-by-side collab: These cobots are equipped with safety features to ensure safe operation alongside human workers, making them ideal for collaborative workspaces.
  • Easy on the bank account: DOBOT cobots offer a more budget-friendly entry point into automation compared to traditional industrial robots.
  • Flagship bot: DOBOT CR series — This series of cobots is tailored for a variety of industrial tasks, including assembly, pick and place, loading and unloading, and more.

Next steps

These robotics companies are the torchbearers in 2024. 

From rapidly growing robotics startups like Standard Bots to household names like FANUC, they’re bringing us something for everyone.

From lightweight, compact, multi-use robot arms to quadruped bots — there are more options to choose from and applications to automate than at any other point in history.

And if you ask us, it gets even better, because this trend is only going to pick up speed going forward.

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