The consortium is keen on supporting entrepreneurship. The below spin-offs were granted the NCCR Robotics spin fund. For a comprehensive list of spin fund holders please see our spin-off page.
The next major step in robot evolution will see robots leave the structured factory floor. This requires versatile and highly mobile mechanical devices to move and act autonomously in unstructured environments, collaborating where needed with humans. For this to become reality, robot capabilities need to be massively improved in three areas: mobility, interaction and autonomy. anybotics.com
Flyability is a Swiss company building safe drones for operating indoors, in complex and confined spaces, and in contact with people. The company’s main market is in industrial inspection where it avoids sending people in dangerous and confined spaces for the inspection of power generation, oil & gas, maritime and chemical infrastructures. It is also active in search & rescue and public security to assess emergency situations without putting humans at risk. flyability.com
Fotokite is a spin-off from ETHZürich’s Flying Machine Arena with patented technology that fundamentally solves key problems with traditional drone systems, including safety, flight time and accountability. fotokite.com