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Kinova is a Canadian technology company that manufactures service robotics platforms and applications for personal assistance. The company is headquartered in Boisbriand, Quebec, Canada.
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Kinova

Kinova

Kinova
Privately held
IndustryRobotics
Founded2006
HeadquartersBoisbriand, Quebec, Canada
Area served
Worldwide
Key people
Charles Deguire, Louis-Joseph L'Écuyer
ProductsService robots, Commercial robots
Websitekinovarobotics.com

Kinova is a Canadian technology company that manufactures service robotics platforms and applications for personal assistance.[1][2][3] The company is headquartered in Boisbriand, Quebec, Canada.[4]

History

In 2006, Charles Deguire and Louis-Joseph L'Écuyer founded Kinova as an independent manufacturer of robotic devices.[5][6] Deguire’s uncle was an inventor who created a manipulator for his wheelchair, which became the basis for the company to create the robotic arms.[7] By 2009, Kinova had introduced a robotic arm that could fit onto any standard wheelchair and allow users to feed themselves.[8][9]

From 2016–18, Kinova expanded its operations, opening offices in Germany and China.[10][11] In 2017, Kinova announced that it had raised $25 million in funding backed by investors KTB Network, BDC Venture Capital, Fonds Manufacturier Québécois and Foxconn Technology Group.[12][13][14] Later in the year, the company collaborated and partnered with McGill University to increase their collaborative research involving medical, surgical and assistive robotics.[15]

Products

Kinova produces the JACO Assistive robotic arm, a six-axis robotic manipulator arm with a two- or three-finger hand to improve the life of people with mobility issues.[16][17][18]

Kinova also provides accessories such as arm grippers, actuators and controllers[disambiguation needed].[19][20]

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