About us

About us

Philosophy

Robotic technologies hold the potential to transform developed markets and to create new ones. It enhances productivity and at the same time increases the quality of both products and human life. As a pioneer in Personal Robotics, F&P Robotics AG works to achieve this vision.

F&P aims to establish as a leading provider of light weight robots. F&P focuses on the reduction of the complexity in automatisation. It should be as easy as possible to program and to steer a P-Rob, so that the P-Rob can be used for many new applications in collaborative robotics and service robotics . The “P” in P-Rob stands for “personal”, this refers to the easy and intuitive handling with the P-Rob, the intrinsic security concept and to the design of the P-Rob.

Team

The team of F&P requires an interdisciplinary and creative team of international young talents from high-tech and robotics.

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Management

• Dr. Hansruedi Früh, Managing Director
• Daniel Adamec, Board of Directors
• Michael Früh, Business Development, Finance

Sales and costumer project

• Lukas Wirth
• Patrick Degelo
• Martin Möller
• Alexander Stukanov

Marketing and Administration

• Bernhard Hochspach
• Sanja Dimitrova
• Astrid Besmer
• Lea Stettler

Development

• Dr. Hayato Omori
• Christoph Müri
• Stephan Huschauer
• Lukas Eicher
• Roman Phillip
• Raphael Meyer
• Jannik von Rickenbach
• Robin Scherrer
• Patricia Duchamp
• Dario Nastasi
• Dominik Keusch
• Richard Drenka
• Alexandra Staehl

Engineering

• Charles de Castelbajac
• Dr. Konstantinos Dermitzakis
• Dr. Hung Vu
• David Trüssel
• Rico Kreis
• Urs Beerli
• Stephan Meyer
• Martin Esser
• Max Heidinger
• Felix Gebhard

Mounting

•Ellenor Bengtsson Wester

Team Asia

• Sarina Xinyi Liu, Chinese Business Dev. Manager
• Yafeng Shu, Engineering
• Siva Karthik Mustikovela, Entwicklung
• Jing Tianfeng, Entwicklung
• Li Hanqing, Entwicklung
• Hui Lee, Entwicklung
• Zhu Di, Entwicklung
• Guo Wie, Entwicklung

Advisory Board

• Peter Engel, Robotik-Experte
• Dr. Holger Auerbach, Anwendungen im Gesundheitswesen
• Norman Wijeyratne, industrielle Automatisierung
• Daniel Ormos, künstliche Intelligenz
• Hans-Jörg Hunziker
• Marcelle Latour
• Ueli Dietiker

Milestones

Since 1996 develops and produces robots, back then called”Neuronics Früh & Partner”.

1999 the corporation moved to the Technopark in Zurich and grew continuously. The founder and manager Dr. Hansruedi Früh is a pioneer in collaborative robotics. As a spin off of the University of Zurich (Artificial Intelligence Lab)  Neuronics Früh & Partner  produced compact 5-axis robot arms.

In 2003 the coproration was ticketed with the CTI startup label of the  Swiss Comission of Technology and Innovation (KTI). An annual growth of 40% resulted in more than 200 costumers in industry, in labs an service robotics, and in research and development.

2011 the corporation started to develop a new family of robots, called P-Rob®. The “P” in P-Rob stand for “personal”. Developing the P-Rob, F&P focused on easy and intuitive handling and an intuitive security concept. Important improvement in the hardware were for example a higher payload, more degrees of freedom and a better performance. At the same time the new software concept myP® was developed. It combines a realtime-webserver with a user-friendliy graphical user interface, which is independent from the operating system or from the tool. The ability to learn an to react situation-specific allows the P-Rob to be proactive.

In january 2014 the new corporation F&P Robotics AG was founded. The corporation is headquartered in Glattbrugg ZH, next to the Airport Zurich. Patents and new designs for the Robotfamily P-Rob® were submitted and in june 2014 the official launch at the Automatica in Munich and the ICRA Robot conference in Hong Kong took place. Since then the P-Rob 1R and the P-Rob 1U are delivered to costumers all over the world.

F&P Robotics has a strong network in switzerland and europe. As a member of theSwiss Mobile Robotics Consotium and of EUnited Robotics , F&P has a strong network in Robotics Industry

2015 the next generation of the P-Rob was developed. In december 2015 P-Rob® 2 was officially launched. Not only the design was completely revised, but also aspects of robustness, stability and security were complemented. At the same time the software was developed. The software-concept myP® 1.2 was improved and complemented with several aspects.

In Media

In several Media, Articles about F&P were published. Several materials can be downloaded on this page.

 

F&P Participated in the “Design Night” organized by Autodesk.
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New Product – P-Rob 2 Second Generation of the Collaborative Robot
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3D printers simplify innovations for Swiss SMEs
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Why Co-Bots Will Be a Huge Innovation and Growth Driver for Robotics Industry
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Wer beim Grillieren vor lauter Bier jeweils vergisst, die Würste zu wenden, der kann die Arbeit vielleicht dereinst einem Roboter überlassen. Allerdings hätte das seinen Preis.
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Der Roboter, der Würstchen brät: Vier Studenten der ZHAW haben als Bachelorarbeit einen Roboter entwickelt, der Würste braten kann. Dass dieser bald menschliche Grillmeister ersetzen wird, ist aber unwahrscheinlich.
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P wie personlich – Der kollaborative Leichtbauroboter P-Rob 2 ist sowohl für Anwendungen im Industrie- als auch im persönlichen Service-Bereich konzipiert.
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A personal robot at your disposal – P-Rob 2 is completely safe for human-robot interaction
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