Our
Story

Background

We took the #1 public safety robot and made it compatible with ROS and open source software

Rover Robotics was founded in 2018 as a joint venture between RoboteX (a leader in making robots for public safety) and the founder of Protolabs (a leader in rapid prototype manufacturing). We took RoboteX's Avatar III robot and made it fully compatible with ROS so that anyone can leverage its extremely rugged design.

Our Goal

Our goal is to create reliable and affordable robotic hardware

You may have noticed that we are one of the only robotics companies in our class that lists our pricing online, and that we are significantly cheaper robots of similar quality that sell for $12k - $75k. That's no accident. We are obsessed with driving down the cost of robotic hardware because we believe that cost is the main barrier preventing robots from pushing out of the high-value, highly limited roles they are being used for today.

The Future

We dream of a day when building robots is as easy as building gaming PC's

We believe the future of mobile robotics is highly modular components from a variety of vendors that can easily be assembled with moderate technical skills like modern day gaming PCs. We plan to lead the way to this future.

Team

Nick Fragale
CEO and Co-Founder

Member of the ROS 2 TSC and Cornell University Robotics graduate

Adam G.
Advisor and Co-Founder

Veteran Silicon Valley entrepreneur, investor, and mechanical engineer with 39 patents

Eric Z.
Advisor and Co-Founder

Veteran Silicon Valley roboticist and Stanford Mechatronics graduate

Tom Skahen
Robotics Engineer

University of Minnesota graduate and hardware enthusiast

Nick Velander
VP of Operations

Seasoned supply chain specialist and University of Minnesota graduate

David Russick
Head of Business Development

Seasoned entrepreneur with 30+ years of businesses experience. Leader of Gopher Angels investment group

Yang Yu
Operations

Cornell University graduate and supply chain management specialist for Silicon Valley startup

Nick Padilla
Software Engineer

Seasoned software, and hardware developer. Formerly at Cray Supercomputer. University of Minnesota graduate

Dan Rose
Software Engineer

Seasoned Python, C++ and C developer. Graduate of University of Wisconsin Madison.

Will Rook
Robotics Intern

Full stack robotics developer meaning mechanical, electrical and software development. Currently studying at University of Minnesota

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