Hello Robot wins Innovation Award in SVR ‘Good Robot’ Industry Awards

Stretch from Hello Robot 

CEO: Aaron Edsinger                

Founded: 2017            

HQ:  Martinez, CA  

Hello Robot has reinvented the mobile manipulator. In July 2020 they launched Stretch, the first capable, portable, and affordable mobile manipulator designed specifically to assist people in the home and workplace. At a fraction the cost, size, and weight of previous capable mobile manipulators, Stretch’s novel design is a game changer.

Stretch has a low mass, contact-sensitive body with a compact footprint and slender telescopic manipulator, so that it weighs only 51lb. Stretch is ready for autonomous operation as well as teleoperation, with Python interfaces, ROS integration and open source code. In the future, mobile manipulators will enhance the lives of older adults, people with disabilities, and caregivers. Hello Robot is working to build a bridge to this future.

Read more: https://spectrum.ieee.org/automaton/robotics/home-robots/hello-robots-stretch-mobile-manipulator