Robotics and Mechatronics

How do I develop a robot?

VPI's Robotics History


Sometimes when people picture robots, they think of humanoid machines that can perform multiple functions, but in reality, many robots are much simpler machines. VPI has a deep robotics history. We were formed in cooperation with an advanced robotics research center at Utah State University.

One of our first projects was the ODIS robot, which was an omni-directional robot used effectively by the U.S. military to inspect the undersides of vehicles for explosives.


Robotics Design

Robotics design follows the steps outlined in the product journey on our home page.

If you’re planning on developing a robotic device, we can design the chassis, motor controls, robotic arms, and even integrate essential components like video/imaging sensors, radiation detection and identification sensors, chemical detection and identification sensors, and many others.

Engineering Capabilities > Mechanical Engineering

Thermal analysis of a mechanical system designed by VPI.

Mechanical Engineering