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Our soft robotic gripper, Gentle, can handle pretty much anything  without causing any damage to them. Because Gentle uses mechanical  intelligence and was designed with a very simplistic approach, its  production cost thus the price is lower than the competition by an order  of magnitude (i.e. 10 times).
Gentle is a cost-effective and humane alternative to using human workers  to perform one the most mundane industrial tasks, picking and packing,  heavily seen in produce supply and order fulfillment.
Who we are, what we do!
Ubiros is an early-stage WPI-based startup, set out to free humans from picking and packing tasks, one of the most mundane tasks done by humans, so that they can focus on more value-added activities. Businesses will also get 10 times more efficient in the process.

There simply aren’t enough people to work in warehouses to meet the demand.
Bruce Welty
Chairman at Locus Robotics Corporation

We conservatively estimate that US food warehouses currently spend $20B annually in labor costs to perform low-skill simple picking and placing operations. We believe our greatest addressable markets are food packaging and e-commerce order fulfillment, both of  which currently utilize human packers and stowers.
We built a soft robotic gripper, we call Gentle, that can handle pretty much anything without causing any damage to even the most delicate objects like eggs, tomatoes, glass bottles, or a bag of chips.
Compared with current solutions, Gentle has numerous advantages:
1) Modular:
Gentle is entirely electric motor driven. So it is plug-and-play. It does not need a huge air compressor and any other peripheral device. Thus, Gentle is significantly more deployable on any existing robotic system.
2) Adaptive:
Gentle uses soft fingers that conform to the shape of objects automatically even if the target object shape and size vary significantly.
3) Cost effective:
Because of its simple and lean design, Gentle costs a tenth of what the competition costs.
About Our Team
Cagdas D. Onal
Cagdas D. Onal, PhD
CTO & Co-founder
Robotics Professor at WPI and inventor of Gentle. 10 years of experience in soft robotics.
Mustafa Berberoglu
Mustafa Berberoglu
CAD & Manufacturing Specialist
10+ years of hands-on experience in computer aided design (CAD) and manufacturing.
Tugba Efendigil
Tugba Efendigil
Research and Development Director
20 years of engineering research experience at various academic institutions.
Garrett Smith
Garrett Smith
Product Development (Software) Intern
Student at WPI, Computer Science and Robotics.
Jacques Roux
Jacques Roux
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251 W Central St, Ste 27, Natick MA, 01760 USA
P: +1 (508) 810-0164
E: info@ubiros.com
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