Robotnik, a leading company in the Service Robotics sector, has just celebrated its 10th anniversary. The company, of 100% Valencian origin and capital, focuses its professional activity on product development and the provision of engineering and R&D services in Robotics.

After ten years of experience, Robotnik has managed to consolidate itself as a reference company both nationally and internationally. Currently, Robotnik exports its own manufactured products, mainly autonomous mobile robots, to several countries in Europe, Asia and America. This commitment to internationalization has resulted in a new milestone for Robotnik: for the first time, export sales have exceeded those made in the domestic market.

Robotnik, 10 years of experiencie in the service robotics sector

Since the start of the company in 2002, there have been several highlights in the company’s history. In 2004, Robotnik began a line of collaboration with universities, research centers and European companies thanks to its participation in the 6th EU Framework Programme. The European projects RESCUER and MASMICRO allowed the development of several of the company’s first mobile platforms and opened a line of research that continues today.

Within this area, the design and implementation of the AGVS platform is especially noteworthy. Roberto Guzmán, CEO and founding partner of Robotnik, explains “The AGVS autonomous robot is, without a doubt, one of our most ambitious projects. This platform is intended for the autonomous transport of goods in the intra-hospital environment, which is a great help to health personnel in a basically mechanical work”.

In 2005, Robotnik takes a new step in the diversification of its business activity by signing collaboration agreements with leading international companies in the robotics sector such as Barrett Technology and Schunk. Subsequently, these agreements will be extended to companies such as Kinova, Shadow and Aldebaran Robotics.

Robotnik is currently participating in six projects of the 7th Framework Programme of the European Union, an area where the company has extensive experience. Rafael López, R&D Director and founding partner of Robotnik, explains that “this collaboration allows us to be in contact with our European partners in the sector, updating our know-how, something absolutely essential in a sector such as technology. In addition, participation in these R&D projects has allowed us to take advantage of this research work to launch new products on the market.

Robotnik’s future prospects are for growth and include continuing to evolve in the current markets of activity, as well as reaching new sectors within the Service Robotics, “this market is expected to reach, worldwide, 40,000 million dollars in 2015,” says Roberto Guzmán.