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Future oriented high tech company F&P Robotics


F&P Robotics’ personal robots serve and assist people to improve their quality of life.



About us


F&P Robotics AG was founded in 2014 in Zurich by Dr. Hansruedi Früh. As a courageous visionary, he set himself the goal of developing robots that can assist people effectively and make their lives easier. Hansruedi was a world-leading expert and pioneer in the fields of artificial intelligence and human-centric robotics.

In 2016 the soft-shell collaborative robot arm P-Rob 2 was launched followed by the assistive robot Lio the next year. F&P Robotics’ groundbreaking ideas and products were highly praised by industry experts.

To cope with increasing demand in F&P Robotics’ products, the production facility expanded to an adjacent building in Glattbrugg in 2017. With further growing demand and increased interest coming from the Far East, a subsidiary in Shanghai was founded in 2018.

In 2019 Barney was launched. The bar and barista robots enjoyed immediate international success. P-Rob 3 was launched in the same year and was implemented into the Lio and Barney robots.

Hansruedi Früh passed away in February 2021 after a short illness at the age of just 64. He grew F&P Robotics to a highly respected international robotics company with 50 employees. His son, Michael Früh took over the position of CEO. Michael held numerous positions at F&P Robotics during the last years, including head of product management as well as the CFO position.

In 2021 Michael led the company through a transformation and growth phase. Today F&P Robotics is stronger than ever and set for growth in the years ahead. Exciting new products are under development and ready to be launched over the next few years.




F&P launched the further improved 3rd design iteration of Care Robot Lio which includes stronger hardware and increased safety features. Its unique versatility and features will bring tangible value to health care customers.
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F&P launched its new collaborative robot P-Rob Eco at Automatica in Munich. The new robot combines F&P’s strong and user-friendly software with hardware which fulfills the needs of collaborative industrial applications.
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F&P prepares for growth: Clear organization and extension of the Executive Board including the CEO, CTO, CFO, CSO and COO.
In early 2021, F&P lost its founder Dr. Hansruedi Früh after short illness. He built a phenomenal team which continues to follow his vision of bringing robots close to humans in everyday life.


The start of the new decade 2020 has proven to be much more challenging than expected. The emerging Covid-19 virus, which seemed so far away, made it very difficult for us to maintain personal contact with many of our partners and customers working in the healthcare sector.
But the special circumstance led us to offer new helpful features. As a robot, our assistance robot Lio does not expose itself to danger and can help people reduce their risk of infection through transport and disinfection tasks. The new transport function and UV-C disinfection of door handles were already implemented in 2020 and help to increase safety in nursing and retirement centers as well as clinics.
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Likewise, F&P was able to launch series production of the Lio assistance robot in 2020. The step towards production readiness has been successfully taken and Lio is being manufactured and tested in standardized production steps. Comprehensive, stringent individual component testing, standardized workflows and regular quality checks ensure that Lio can perform its functions correctly when in use.
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In January, 2019 F&P Robotics celebrated its fifth anniversary. On this special occasion, shareholders, customers and partners were invited to Glattbrugg to celebrate the anniversary together. Eight F&P robots took part in the service and entertainment part of the celebration. The event demonstrated the potential of the intelligent and human-friendly F&P robots.
In October, 2019 released P-Rob Version 3 to R&D and Projects customer segment.
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In December, 2019 Baronics AG was founded as a subsidiary in Zurich to serve the gastronomy market.
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In August, 2018 subsidiary in Shanghai, China was founded to serve the largest global robotics market.
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In October, 2017 F&P Robotics presented the product “Lio” – the professional personal robot for service and support.

In December, 2017 due to the growth of F&P Robotics the expansion of the production facilities to the new building took place.
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In January, 2016 F&P Robotics released collaborative robot P-Rob Version 2 to industry and research (e.g. Google, VW).
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In January, 2014 the new corporation F&P Robotics AG was founded.
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SocietyByte: How Lio, the Swiss assistive robot, supports care staff

SocietyByte Science magazine of the Bern University of Applied Sciences
Robots can take over repetitive and monotonous tasks in the care of sick and elderly people and thus relieve the nursing staff. A Zurich-based company has developed the mobile assistant Lio. In an interview, CEO and company co-founder Michael Früh describes what Lio can already do, what it will be able to do in the future and why it cannot replace humans.
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F&P Robotics and Ostertag DeTeWe sign partnership agreement

02. Februar 2022

The Swiss high-tech robotics company F&P Robotics and the leading German ITC system house Ostertag DeTeWe signed a partnership agreement today: the Lio assistance robot will be marketed and distributed by Ostertag DeTeWe in Germany with immediate effect. The “spirit” of the cooperation agreement also implies a far-reaching technology partnership. The in-house development team at Ostertag DeTeWe helps to ensure that Lio’s range of tasks is constantly being developed and new fields of application can be added.

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