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Founded Year

2006

Stage

Growth Equity | Alive

Total Raised

$35.91M

About Kinova Robotics

Kinova Robotics designs and manufactures robotics platforms and components under two business units: Assistive Robotics empowers people with disabilities to push beyond their current boundaries and limitations while Service Robotics empowers people in the industry to interact with their environment more efficiently and safely.

Kinova Robotics Headquarter Location

4333 boulevard de la Grande-Allée

Boisbriand, Quebec, J7H 1M7,

Canada

514-277-3777

Latest Kinova Robotics News

This Robot Arm Can Help Wheelchair Users Drink Coffee, Open Doors

Jul 8, 2019

5 hours ago__Dan Robitzski__Filed Under: Robots & Machines Kinova/Victor Tangermann Extra Reach A new robot arm can help people who use wheelchairs better handle the day-to-day tasks that might otherwise be too challenging or awkward. The Jaco, a robotic arm made by the tech company Kinova Robotics, can attach to a wheelchair and operate as a sort of third arm, according to Digital Trends — helping people with limited mobility go about their lives with a greater degree of independence. Helping Hand In a promotional video , the Jaco is seen grabbing and carrying a fresh cup of coffee and grabbing a piece of a jigsaw puzzle. People can control the robot arm using the same controls that they already use to steer their wheelchairs, Kinova head of marketing Sarah Woolverton told Digital Trends. Kinova integrated the arm into existing controls to make the arm as intuitive and simple to master as possible, she said. “That could be a joystick, a sip-and-puff or whatever else; we can tap into them all,” Woolverton said. “It makes it very, very easy to start using the arm because it’s just an extension of the wheelchair that they’re already using.” Accessible-ish Though the Jaco was built to make the world easier to navigate, the device itself is inaccessible. With a $35,000 price tag that isn’t covered by American insurance companies, the Jaco is unlikely to become a standard-issue medical device. Woolverton told Digital Trends that a more affordable version is in the works, but that driving down the cost also means cutting back on the robotic arm’s speed and fine motor control.

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Expert Collections containing Kinova Robotics

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

Kinova Robotics is included in 1 Expert Collection, including Robotics.

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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.

Kinova Robotics Patents

Kinova Robotics has filed 15 patents.

The 3 most popular patent topics include:

  • Robotic manipulators
  • Robotics
  • NASA civilian astronauts
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3/28/2018

5/18/2021

Bones of the head and neck, Mineralogy, Frontal lobe, Sulci (neuroanatomy), Gyri

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3/28/2018

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5/18/2021

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Bones of the head and neck, Mineralogy, Frontal lobe, Sulci (neuroanatomy), Gyri

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