Personal, context sensitive and adaptive robots
F&P Robotics help 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.
The team of F&P requires an interdisciplinary and creative team of international young talents from high-tech and robotics.
• Dr. Hans R. Früh, Managing Director
• Michael Früh, CFO
• Lukas Wirth, CTO
Sales and customer projectS
• Lukas Wirth
• Martin Möller
• Jeremias Wolfensberger
Marketing and Administration
• Sanja Dimitrova
• Catherine Bär
• Lorena Frauchiger
• Bernhard Stegmair
• Fränzi Bonomo
• Marc Schaffer
• Natálie Martináková
• Cyrill Schärer
• Christian Losurdo
• Evrard de Parcevaux
• Charles de Castelbajac
• Rico Kreis
• Urs Beerli
• Cassian Zinner
• Dr. Hayato Omori
• Christoph Müri
• Lucas Eicher
• Raphael Meyer
• Jannik von Rickenbach
• Robin Scherrer
• Patricia Duchamp
• Dominik Keusch
• Oliver Herklotz
• Frederik Zwilling
• Alina Gasser
• Kevin Bürgi
• Alexandre Ratschat
• Alina Wallbaum
• Otto Szabo
• Sabrina Jegust
• Michael Klemmer
• Joel Siebemann
• Rastislav Marko
• Sarina Xinyi Liu, Chinese Business Dev. Manager
• 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 Lin, Member
• Fang Zheng, Member
• Michael Früh, Member
• Dr. Holger Auerbach, Health Care Expert
• Peter Engel, Robotics Expert
• 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
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. Hans R. 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 customers 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 stands for “personal”. Developing P-Rob, F&P focused on easy and intuitive handling and an intuitive security concept. Important improvements in 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-friendly graphical user interface, which is independent of the operating system or the tool. The ability to learn an to react situation-specific allows 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 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.
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.
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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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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