Labrador Systems, an early-stage robotics company, today announced it has been awarded a $25,000 grant from the Engelberger Foundation for its pioneering work on a new generation of assistive robots. The grant was created to recognize companies who have made significant progress in the development of service robots. Labrador is the first-ever recipient of the Engelberger Foundation grant due to its groundbreaking efforts to address significant needs among the aging population. Founded in 2017, Labrador has conducted extensive research with seniors including placing its pilot robots in homes beginning in 2021.
The grant will be awarded during a special ceremony Wednesday evening, June 8 at the Automate show in Detroit, MI. Tickets to the award ceremony are still available here. Labrador CEO and co-founder, Mike Dooley, will be discussing advances in assistive robotics on Monday, June 6 at 4:30 pm in the show theater and demonstrating the company’s assistive robot at 11:45 am that day in the show’s Autonomous Mobile Robots area.