Artificial intelligence and robotics have managed to improve our day to day living, acquiring a broad range of skills to aid humans. Today, they are considered an important tool in transforming our economy and society.
This list of Swiss robotics startups has been curated with the help of this Investiere.ch list and other resources to give you a more complete overview of the market.
FemtoTools is a Swiss high-tech company that offers ultra-high-precision instruments for mechanical testing and robotic handling in the micro- and nanodomains.
Ophthorobotics is a Swiss company committed to the development of medical robotics. They aim to provide safe and comfortable treatment to patients while allowing for economic efficiency through cutting-edge technology.
MagnebotiX was formed in Q2 2014 and is headquartered in Zurich. Their team of world-class researchers and engineers is passionate about the development and production of magnetic manipulation systems, including magnetic field generators and micromagnetic agents. With years of expertise in the field, their products support both fundamental and applied scientific and engineering research.
The Fotokite is a tethered flying camera designed for reliable and safe flight, with a quick setup-to-shot ready time. It is perfect for journalism, aerial inspection, and fun.
5. Distran GmbH
Distran has created a novel type of sensor that monitors the machines around and raises an alert as soon as an abnormal event happens: a single unit could replace dozens of sensors. Resulting from four years of research, it uses acoustic to warn for identified or unexpected threats.
Flyability builds safe drones for remote places.
BlueBotics SA is becoming the reference in autonomous navigation with the mission of enabling the mobility of vehicles for the automation in the professional use market.
Imagine machines that can absorb information from their environment and share this information with their peers over the Cloud — machines that learn from one another and physically interact with the world.
With its agile but classy and elegant flight characteristics, Skye is the Bentley of aerial platforms, offering new horizons in aerial entertainment.
F&P Personal Robotics, headquartered in Zurich (Switzerland), is a pioneer in the field of human-robot interactions.
EcoRobotix wants to contribute to a more sustainable agriculture with the development and commercialization of smarter, lighter and more efficient agricultural machines using robotics and artificial vision technology.
Dacuda is a Swiss software company offering low-cost digitization technology based on real-time image processing and computer vision. Dacuda’s patent pending, proprietary SLAM Scan® technology enables fast data entry of text and images, instant editing, as well as easy sharing of contents. It is designed for mass market applications to increase the users’ productivity. We aim to change the experience of scanning for everyone.
Our legged robot ANYmal moves and operates autonomously in challenging terrain and interacts safely with the environment.
14. Hocoma (merged with DIH)
Hocoma AG has set itself the objective of developing and manufacturing high-quality products. Their products provide benefits for patients and therapists, and they stand for safety and user-friendliness. Their product development builds on the current results of medical research. Their products fulfill the requirements of international norms and legislation in the field of medicine.
Wingtra is a fast-growing spin-off from the Autonomous Systems Lab at ETH Zurich, developing aerial robots for civil applications. While conventional quadcopters are limited in range and speed, fixed wing airplanes need catapults and runways. Wingtra’s hybrid drone combines the advantages of both worlds. It is as agile as multicopters and has the superior flight capability of a fixed-wing aircraft regarding range and speed. It opens new possibilities for improving wildlife protection, agriculture, filming, parcel delivery, and many other applications.
senseFly is a Swiss company developing autonomous ultralight UAVs for professional uses. The company was founded at the end of 2009 as a spin-off of the EPFL*-based Laboratory of Intelligence Systems, a leading research organization in robotics and artificial intelligence. Their mission is to improve the capabilities and high standards of their products consistently. senseFly is always on the edge of technology innovation. The company holds several patents in the field of aerial robotics and is pursuing multiple research projects to expand its offer range.
17. Verity Studios
We are creators of dynamic, autonomous and interactive performances for live entertainment. We leverage technological innovations, scientific principles, advanced algorithms, and the art of design in unprecedented ways.
Today, lightweight flying platforms such as UAVs are increasingly used to provide aerial photography in the mining industry, for civil engineering, precision farming and urban areas modeling. Pix4D developed Pix4UAV, a unique software package that combines those thousands of aerial images into professional, accurate 2D maps and 3D models, within just a couple of clicks. It truly enables UAVs to become the next generation professional surveying and mapping tool.
19. Force Dimension
Force Dimension has earned international recognition for designing and manufacturing high precision haptic interfaces operating industrial and medical robotic systems. Our flagship products, the delta and omega family of haptic devices, provide best-in-class solutions that enable human operators to instinctively and safely operate critical systems.
20. Aeon Scientific
Our goal is to become a technology leader for wirelessly controlled devices within the human body.
YouRehab’s passion for innovative rehabilitation devices offers the possibility of more attractive, more intensive and more successful therapy. Highly motivating software supported by state of the art sensor technology is our specialty. Gamification is proven to highly motivate patients to complete their training during therapy and even to exceed the set goals. Their network of academic, technology and clinical partners keeps them at the forefront of rehabilitation technology development and practice. Their team, the management board, and the scientific advisory board combine a broad range of expertise in therapy, biomedical engineering, computer science, neuroscience, and manufacturing.
noonee® strives to become a leader in the invention, development, and assembly of a low-cost exoskeleton and wearable mechatronic technology, making every effort to improve the quality of life for humankind. Our product is the Chairless Chair® a low-level leg exoskeleton that solves one simple need: the need to sit after standing for extended periods of time.
23. SpacePharma SA
SpacePharma provides researchers access to the unique environment of microgravity, using cutting edge remote controlled labs.
24. Rovenso SA
Rovenso is a Swiss startup that aims to make their company the world’s leading manufacturer of civilian ground mobile robots by 2020.
25. QualySense AG
QualySense develops high-end solutions for a safe and sustainable food supply. By pioneering single-kernel analysis, combining two sensing technologies – Machine Vision and hyperspectral NIR – QualySense is helping seed breeders, food companies, and inspection agencies to achieve excellence in nutrition, health, and safety.
26. Nomoko AG
Nomoko’s vision is to map the entire world in 3D at a millimeter accuracy, building the biggest database of real life 3D assets.
27. MindMaze SA
MindMaze’s breakthrough computing platform humanizes virtual reality, solving complex problems with the power of neuroscience and machine learning. They partner with healthcare and entertainment companies to harness the power of the brain to deepen human/machine interaction.
28. Teleretail AG
TeleRetail uses motionmatics artificial intelligence to automate local logistics and to minimize the ecological footprint of transportation. Its activities include the development of an automated on-demand urban courier service and intra-logistics services for industrial clients. The technology reduces the space, cost and energy requirements of local logistics by around 90% – thereby significantly improving the quality of life on planet earth.
29. embotech GmbH
embotech, short for embedded optimization technologies, was founded in September 2013. They strive to lead the market for numerical optimization solutions that will be an integral part of tomorrow’s decision making systems. The company is a spin-off of the Automatic Control Laboratory from ETH Zurich.
30. 3R Technics GmbH
3R Technics’ products enhance the quality of your products and ensure 100% inbound and outbound control.