Soft Robotics was founded in 2012 by Dr. George M. Whitesides of Harvard University, with the vision of leveraging soft materials and microfluidics to change the way robots were fabricated thereby opening entirely new markets for their utilization.
Today, Soft Robotics is keenly focused on enabling the mass adoption of robotic automation by the $8T global food industry to help reduce their critical dependency on labor-powered operations. Our high-speed, mGripAI™ robotic picking solution, comprising patented and industry-proven soft gripping technology, ultra-fast 3D vision, and artificial intelligence, represent a practical realization of the initial vision for the company. These products address one of today’s most pressing societal problems – enabling food
companies to produce enough safe and high-quality food product to feed the global population in the midst of massive labor availability challenges.