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Acquired | Acquired

About Bot & Dolly

Bot & Dolly is a design and engineering studio that specializes in automation, robotics, and filmmaking. Its mission is to advance motion control and automation as a creative medium, and build world-class tools that enable others to do the same. At the core of the company's technology is an integrated software/hardware platform that provides precise and expressive control of 6-axis industrial robots. On top of this core platform, Bot & Dolly provides industry-specific toolsets such as IRIS to support in the creative process, from prototype to production.

Bot & Dolly Headquarter Location

150 Mississippi Street

San Francisco, California, 94107,

United States


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Expert Collections containing Bot & Dolly

Expert Collections are analyst-curated lists that highlight the companies you need to know in the most important technology spaces.

Bot & Dolly is included in 1 Expert Collection, including Robotics.



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This collection includes startups developing autonomous ground robots, unmanned aerial vehicles, robotic arms, and underwater drones, among other robotic systems. This collection also includes companies developing operating systems and vision modules for robots.

Bot & Dolly Patents

Bot & Dolly has filed 12 patents.

The 3 most popular patent topics include:

  • Diagrams
  • Furniture
  • Parallel computing
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Furniture, Robotics, Diagrams, Parallel computing, Robots


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Related Topics

Furniture, Robotics, Diagrams, Parallel computing, Robots



Latest Bot & Dolly News

Tobias Kinnebrew on robots as paint brushes

Oct 28, 2015

Tobias Kinnebrew on robots as paint brushes The O’Reilly Solid Podcast: How using robots for artistic purposes changes the way we perceive art. Comment Subscribe to the O’Reilly Solid Podcast for insight and analysis about the Internet of Things and the worlds of hardware, software, and manufacturing. The short film Box caused a sensation in 2013 by effortlessly blending industrial robots and projection mapping — physical and digital. Bot & Dolly, the studio behind Box, specialized in robotic cinematography until it was bought by Google in 2013, becoming part of Google Robotics. Sometimes overlooked amid the spectacular effects it developed in-house was the significance of Bot & Dolly’s software platform: it was an abstraction layer that worked as a plug-in for Autodesk’s Maya design software, putting otherwise arcane industrial robots in the hands of any production designer who could wield a mouse. In this episode of the Solid Podcast, David Cranor and I talk with Tobias Kinnebrew , strategist at Google Robotics and formerly the director of product strategy at Bot & Dolly and principal creative director for HoloLens at Microsoft. Discussion points include: The creation of “beautiful” (or “artistic”) robots Bot & Dolly’s work on bringing robots into the film industry (including Box and the 2013 film Gravity) What it’s like to unbox a 17-foot industrial robot How “artistic” robotics differs from “traditional” robotics How current and future robotics technology will affect the way we think about the value of art Subscribe to the O’Reilly Solid Podcast

  • When was Bot & Dolly founded?

    Bot & Dolly was founded in 2009.

  • Where is Bot & Dolly's headquarters?

    Bot & Dolly's headquarters is located at 150 Mississippi Street, San Francisco.

  • What is Bot & Dolly's latest funding round?

    Bot & Dolly's latest funding round is Acquired.

  • Who are the investors of Bot & Dolly?

    Investors of Bot & Dolly include Google.

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