Picknik Robotics

Founders: Dave Coleman, Andy McEvoy, Mike Lautman, Rob Coleman, Mi

Founded: 2015

HQ:  Boulder, CO  

PickNik Robotics is a leading advocate of creating advanced robotic applications for startups and corporations all over the world. They lead the development of the open source MoveIt framework and its community, which has had a huge impact on the growth of new robotics R&D programs and the creation of millions of dollars of investment into the field.

PickNik has advocated for adoption of ROS and MoveIt through many high profile conference talks and they have put together international events of their own. PickNik has built a sustainable commercial model around open source robotics. As one of the original creators of MoveIt, I am proud to recommend PickNik for this award! [from Ioan Sucan Waymo]

(Sometimes the original words speak more than any short summary I can provide!)