maxon partners with robotics start-up ANYbotics
ANYbotics is a Swiss company formed in 2016 as a spin-off from ETH Zurich. They created the autonomous quadrupedal robot ANYmal. maxon will contribute know-how and expertise as well as their high-quality DC motors and actuators
A strategic partnership has been formed between ANYbotics, the most successful young Swiss company in its field, and high-precision DC motor systems specialist, maxon. With 60 years of DC motor technology to bring to the table, maxon has the ability to advance the commercialisation strategy, as well as supplying the high-performing DC motors found in each robot. There are 12 DC motors in each robot as well as actuators. “In maxon, we have found the ideal partner for taking care of our drive technology as we transition from small series to mass production. With maxon’s expertise and infrastructure, we will be able to further optimise a core element of our robots and access state-of-the-art production methods,” says Péter Fankhauser, the CEO of ANYbotics. ANYbotics, who recently won the Swiss Economic Award 2020,has been chosen as the best young entrepreneur in Switzerland in the Hightech/Biotech category. The company has valuable experience in robotics, a market of great potential for maxon. maxon Group CEO, Eugen Elmiger, says “By collaborating with ANYbotics, we are merging know-how from different worlds. The creativity and high responsiveness of a start-up are paired with the global and stable industrial environment of the maxon Group. Together we will create an energy-efficient and intelligent robotic drive, the likes of which has never been seen before.” To further fortify the partnership, maxon is opening a lab at the ETH Zürich Campus in close proximity to ANYbotics offering technical support to young engineers, providing workspaces and attracting talent to continually improve in this exciting and emerging field.
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