About us

About us

Future oriented high-tech Company

 

Vision

F&P Robotics helps people to simplify and improve work processes. Robotic technologies hold the potential to transform and develop markets and to create new ones. Besides enhancing productivity, the quality of products and human lives can be increased. Our focus lies on the reduction of the complexity in automation.

Team

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

Management

• Dr. Hans R. Früh, Managing Director
• Michael Früh, CFO
• Lukas Wirth, CTO

Sales and customer projects

• Lukas Wirth
• Martin Möller
• Jeremias Wolfensberger
• Christoph Gut

Marketing and Administration

• Sanja Dimitrova
• Catherine Bär
• Lorena Frauchiger

Mounting

• Bernhard Stegmair
• Fränzi Bonomo
• Marc Schaffer
• Natálie Martináková
• Cyrill Schärer
• Christian Losurdo
• Evrard de Parcevaux
• Paula Martin
• Leonardo Andreae

Engineering

• Charles de Castelbajac
• Rico Kreis
• Cassian Zinner

Development

• Dr. Hayato Omori
• Christoph Müri
• Lucas Eicher
• Raphael Meyer
• Jannik von Rickenbach
• Robin Scherrer
• Patricia Duchamp
• Oliver Herklotz
• Frederik Zwilling
• Alina Gasser
• Kevin Bürgi
• Alexandre Ratschat
• Alina Wallbaum
• Otto Szabo
• Michael Klemmer
• Joel Siebemann
• Rastislav Marko
• Shalaby Abdelrahman
• Andre Morgado
• Justinas Miseikis
• Tobias Gnägi
• Pascal Köhne
• Lea Berberich
• Kevin Fäh
• Colas Börtlein
• Lazar Peric

Team Asia

• Sarina Xinyi Liu, Chinese Business
Dev. Manager
• Liyao Xu, Marketing
• Aaron Zhongwen Lu, Technical Support
• Siva Karthik Mustikovela, Entwicklung
• Jing Tianfeng, Entwicklung
• Li Hanqing, Entwicklung
• Hui Lee, Entwicklung
• Zhu Di, Entwicklung
• Guo Wei, Entwicklung

Board of directors

• Dr. Hans R. Früh, Chairman
• Daniel Adamec, Vice Chairman
• Ueli Dietiker, Vice Chairman
• Dr. Omar Al-Mubarak, Member
Steve Kemei He, Member
Linden Shongua Lin, Member
Fang Zheng, Member
Michael Früh, Member

Advisory Board

Anja Reznik, Corporate Finance
Dr. Reto Müller, Entrepreneur and Expert in Project Business
Bernhard Märki, Expert in Industry Sector
Dr. Holger Auerbach, Health Care Expert
Peter Engel, Robotics Expert
Dr. Hans-Jörg Hunziker, Entrepreneur, Business Development
Prof. Melinda Lohmann, HSG Professor for Information and Robotics Law
Nicolas Oltramare, Entrepreneur, Finance Expert
Daniel Ormos, AI and Software Expert
Peter Quadri, Entrepreneur, Business Development

Milestones

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 P-Rob 1R and P-Rob 1U are delivered to customers all over the world.

F&P Robotics has a strong network in Switzerland and Europe. As a member of the Swiss Mobile Robotics Consortium 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 2016, P-Rob was mounted on mobile platforms, opening up new possibilities. F&P caused a big stir with the SRF report in 10vor10 about the Swiss Export Forum, where P-Rob was shown performing a coffee demo. In the same year, P-Rob was used for the first time on linear axes for packaging Natürli-yoghurts in the Zurich Oberland.

In the following year 2017, F&P began to develop new market segments in the healthcare sector. The first projects in the field of mechanical impulse generation were carried out with Tagesklinik Glarus. In the same year, a major project was launched in China: the humanoid robot assistant “P-Care” for stationary operations in hospitals, nursing- or retirement homes. In October 2017, F&P presented the product “Lio”, a robot assistant for service and support.

2017 was also a very innovative year for F&P from the technical point of view. For example, with a multitude of ROS innovations. This makes P-Rob particularly suitable for research and educational institutions with the support of ROS, gazebo simulator and special modules for fast communication at controller level.

In 2018, F&P focused on healthcare applications. The care assistants “Lio” and “P-Care” gained a lot of public attention. At the World Robot Conference in Beijing, for example, P-Care was recognized as the most innovative product. A number of articles, radio and television reports were published about Lio. In the same year, the massage robot “Massimo” and “Guido”, a robot for guided mobilization, were launched on the market. The products are already in use in various healthcare institutions.
In August 2018 F&P founded the subsidiary “F&P Robotics China Co., Ltd.” based in Shanghai.

F&P Robotics celebrated its fifth anniversary in January 2019. 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.

Career

Are you passionate about robotics and want to help shape tomorrow’s world? Do you want to make things happen while continuing to develop your skills? Explore our job opportunities and join our fast growing international team. We offer flat hierarchies and short communication parts as well as the freedom to develop your own ideas. A friendly atmosphere and a great team spirit are important to us. Help us to shape the future in an agile and dynamic company.

Current open roles:

Software Developer

Front-End Developer

Electronic Engineering

Key Account Manager Health Care

Are you interested in becoming a member of the F&P Robotics Team and did not find the fitting job vacancy? We are looking forward to receive proactive applications of talents to jobs@fp-robotics.com.

In Media

In several Media, Articles about F&P were published. Download the materials on this page:


The BL Verlag is one of the leading Swiss providers of specialist knowledge. They published an article about our specially designed gripper enabling to carr out a wide variety of assembly operations.

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The Newspaper “Tagesanzeiger” is one of the most famous ones in Switzerland. They published an article about Lio and its use in nursing homes.

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F&P was celebrating the Five Year Anniversary. In the regional Newspaper “Zürcher Unterländer” an Article about the Celebration was published.

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In the german magazine “Robotik und Produktion” an article about Lio was published. The author, Mr. Fritz, met us at Automatica exhibition and decided to write an article on Lio.

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Lio was presented to a wide range of audience from the healthcare sector in Constance. In the regional newspaper “Südkurier” a report about our performance in Constance was published.

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F&P for the first time presented the new Robot for Healthcare-applications at REHACARE, the german exhibition for rehabilitation. An article on F&Ps new Product was published on Pressebox.

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On the platform “Pressebox” an article about F&P’s presence at Hannovermesse was published.

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The swiss newspaper “südostschweiz” reports about one of the newest customer-projects of F&P where P-Rob is used for a therapeutic impulse generation procedure.
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The german magazine “lernen & lehren” published an edition concerning Robotics. The article about collaborative robotics broadly refers to P-Rob.
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Switzerland Global Enterprise published an article concerning the successful establishment of F&P on the German market.
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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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Lio in action in Rehaklinik Zihlschlacht

Lio is the first mobile service robot to be used in a Swiss clinic and to create added value. The assistance robot has been actively supporting the Rehaklinik Zihlschlacht since May 2019. The clinic is part of the Vamed Group and employs worldwide more than 27,000 people in 27 countries. The initial “intern” moves in a fixed area for three to six months and entertains both clients and staff. The aim of the project is to improve the quality of life of the valued clients by accompanying them in their everyday lives. In this way the nursing and care personnel receive valuable help and are relieved but not replaced with daily tasks in order to gain more time for priority, complex and professional tasks.

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Lio in action in Agaplesion Bethanien Havelgarten

Since 2007, the Agaplesion Bethanien Havelgarten in Berlin has been offering a cordial ambience, high comfort and professional care so that residents feel at home. In the southern part of the old town of Spandau, in a charming location directly on the Havel, fully inpatient nursing care and premium living are offered in the form of a senior citizens’ residence. Since Monday July 8th 2019, they have been actively supported by our mobile assistance robot Lio.

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Lio in Rehaklinik Zihlschlacht Special, supplement of the LEADER magazine

For more than 15 years now, the magazine LEADER has been devoted entirely to entrepreneurship and politics in Eastern Switzerland and the Principality of Liechtenstein. It is aimed at business leaders in Eastern Switzerland and political “string pullers”. On the occasion of the 30th anniversary of the Rehaklinik Zihlschlacht, a special was written about the clinic. Our care robot Lio is called “Charmebolzen” there.

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