News & Events


April 25, 2016

Hannover Messe 2016: Real-Time Collision Avoidance

(April, 25th 2016 — Hannover Germany) Robai uses Six Cyton Epsilon 300 robot arms (42 DOF system) to demonstrate real-time adaptive collision avoidance with Energid and OptiTrack at Hannover Messe 2016.




September 18, 2014

Energid’s Actin Software Revolutionizes Oil and Gas Exploration

Advanced Software Enables Robotic Drilling Platforms



November 8, 2013

Bi-Handed Cyton Humanoid debuts at iREX 2013

See the new Bi-Handed Cyton at iREX


October 17, 2013

Agile Manufacturing workshop at RoboBusiness 2013

Come see Robai and Energid at RoboBusiness 2013, Oct 23-25 in Santa Clara, CA. David Askey will present at the workshop, Robotics Solutions for Agile Manufacturing.


August 26, 2013

Robai Customers Use Cyton Gamma for Device Motion Testing

Robai has announced that it is working with multiple customers to refine the use of the Cyton Gamma for testing sensor performance.


August 22, 2013

Energid’s COO, Neil Tardella, interviewed by Robotics Tomorrow eMagazine

Energid’s Chief Operating Officer, Neil Tardella, was interviewed by Robotics Tomorrow to discuss the Cyton line of accessible robotic manipulators. The Cyton is a next generation humanoid robotic manipulator for light duty tasks. Enabled by Energid’s Actin software the arm is trainable by anyone and safe to operate around humans. Weighing under five pounds, and costing between five and ten thousand dollars, the arms are at the forefront of the next generation of accessible robots.


August 22, 2013

Energid Technologies awarded a Phase I START grant from MassVentures

The START program helps high-growth companies grow employment opportunities, promote manufacturing and commercialization, and stimulate innovation in Massachusetts.


January 21, 2013

Robai Exhibiting at Automate 2013, Chicago, IL

Join Robai executive, Neil Tardella, at Robai’s Automate booth 1047 and try out the new Cyton Gamma small-footprint arms. The Cyton line of robotic arms are inherently safe and easy to train. Starting at under $5,000, Robai Cyton robot arms are perfect for automating light duty tasks.


October 7, 2012

Robai Cyton Gamma at IROS 2012

See Robai’s newest Cyton Gamma arms performing coordinated control hand-off at IROS 2012. The two low-cost 7 DoF arms, Cyton Gamma 1500 and Cyton Gamma 300, are guided by Energid’s Actin software and mounted on Adept’s Pioneer mobile base. The Cyton arms are controllable with Actin and ROS. LabView users please contact us about pre-release LabView control for Cyton.
Come by and try out the arms at the Adept booth at IROS 2012.


September 19, 2012

Robai Cyton Arm at ASIS 2012 Conference

See Robai’s Cyton arm, controlled by Energid’s Actin software, performing automated surface swabbing and feeding samples into DetectAChem’s Seeker analyzer. The Seeker provides rapid residue analysis for detection of explosives, hazardous chemicals, and drug residue.


November 2, 2011

Cyton Veta on Display at RoboBusiness

The Robai Cyton Veta was on display in the Energid Technologies booth at the RoboBusiness Leadership Summit in Boston, MA. Attendees were allowed interactively control the robot using the Actin software interface.


September 26, 2011

Mobile Cyton Robot Demonstrated at IROS

A Cyton robot mounted on an Adept Mobile Robots Pioneer base was demonstrated at the Intelligent Robots and Systems conference in San Francisco, California.


July 24, 2011

Robai Offers Cyton Gamma Humanoid Robot Arm

Robai has released the most advanced version of its CytonTM robot arms, the Cyton GammaTM . The Cyton Gamma is different from typical industrial robot arms in that it is modeled after the human arm – the shoulder and wrist each have three axes and the elbow has one. These seven axes make the arm what researchers call kinematically redundant, meaning there is more than one way to move the axes to achieve a particular hand motion.


May 13, 2011

Cyton V2 Robot Displayed at ICRA

The Robai Cyton V2 with the latest design improvements was shown at the 2011 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA 2011) at the Shanghai International Conference Center in China.