Dextrous Robotics is a leading-edge robotics company aiming to advance the logistics industry. Their flagship system moves large boxes and parcels with precision at superhuman speeds.
Co-founders Evan Drumwright and Sam Zapolsky have been developing the company’s custom hardware and software over the past year to overcome common industry challenges. Dextrous Robotics’ first robot can maneuver 88-pound objects at three Gs, the same force you feel flying through a roller coaster loop. Backed by leading Silicon Valley venture capital firms, the startup has constructed their research lab in Memphis’ acclaimed Crosstown Concourse.
To build and test their innovative robots, Dextrous Robotics has hired a distributed team of ten engineers hailing from top robotics institutions. Six are based at the company’s headquarters in Memphis, with four in California and New York.
The founders chose Memphis to serve as the company’s headquarters in order to benefit the large concentration of distribution centers in the area. A multitude of national and international logistics corporations are based in Memphis due to easy access to air, rail, river, and roads. Dextrous Robotics is positioned to help advance their material-handling processes and operations.
“Robots can improve human life by helping us avoid dangerous work like mining, driving, and moving heavy objects” says CEO Evan Drumwright. “Ultimately, we want to change the way this work is done and help those who perform physically challenging tasks for hours on end.”