Developing Robotic Technology
To Improve Safety and Increase Productivity
Based in Barcelona, we design and build autonomous robot dogs for industrial inspections.
Our story started when, after decades of working on the development of the first commercialized humanoid robots worldwide, we realized that robots were very far from reaching their full potential in the industrial sector. Why did everyone have an autonomous vacuum cleaning robot at home, but no autonomous robots were working alongside humans at production facilities?
To address the very specific needs of the industrial sector, robots required complete autonomy plus the ability to access any place a human could access, including staircases or unstable terrains. So, we started developing an autonomous robotic technology that could tackle these obstacles. At this stage, we came across the DARPA Robotics Challenge, a competition by the USA Government which focused on new ways to find people and objects in underground facilities without internet or GPS -this aligned exactly with the purposes of the technology we had already started working on!
Winning the first prize of the DARPA challenge confirmed that our autonomy and fleet capability stack was the most advanced.
Obtaining the biggest recognition worldwide in robotics, together with the prize received ($1M), were the final boost we needed to scale-up Keybotic.
Shortly after Keyper came along: our autonomous robot-dog has been designed to work alongside the staff of industrial plants where hazardous conditions are the norm.
Keyper can access all areas, including those presenting risks for people, and report in real time when it detects an incidence. That is how Keyper protects industrial workers while enabling factories to increase uptime and productivity through continuous monitoring and predictive maintenance.
Now, we keep passionately working on developing more advanced solutions to transform the way in which industrial facilities operate. We design our robotic technology to enhance human work, improving safety and boosting efficiency along the way.