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New Zealand’s Upside-Down Robots To Improve Global Aviation Safety

From the small country that ‘punches above its weight’ in regard to innovation and technology, a New Zealand company has created robots designed to ultimately improve the safety of the world’s multi-billion dollar aviation market. Considered a ‘disruptor’ in the industry, Invert Robotics’ technology is enabling significant change in in the aircraft Maintenance Repair and [...]

Kiwi flies high in Europe with state-of-the-art robotic tech

Invert Robotics provides non-destructive inspection services using mobile climbing robots. The proprietary robotic platform can be used for the inspection of mission and business critical assets in the dairy, food and beverage, aviation, petrochemical and industrial chemical markets. The robotic inspection solution allows clients to manage and minimise their exposure to risk, be it risk [...]

Christchurch-based Invert Robotics’ climbing robots are making waves – and investors are taking notice

Robots. Ho-hum, right? After all, we seem to be utterly saturated with news about the latest and greatest innovations basically every day, from machines that can slice our bread and make our lives easier to more alarmist predictions about whether or not the robots will one day rise up and do away with homo sapiens [...]

The Inspection Robolution: Invert Robotics’ MD on the New Zealand Start-Up’s Global Success

When it first launched, NZ start-up Invert Robotics had a “solution in search of a market”. Today, it’s enjoying significant year-on-year growth, having adapted it robotics technology for use by multiple industries across multiple countries. Founded out of New Zealand’s University of Canterbury in 2011, Invert Robotics employs robots which are capable of climbing [...]

Invert Robotics named one of the 10 most-promising early stage companies at TIN100 Awards

A New Zealand company with revolutionising tank inspection technology is expanding into Europe and Australia armed with a climbing robot. After successfully establishing the commercial proposition of the robot in NZ with the support of local dairy companies, Invert Robotics – founded in 2010 by James Robertson in partnership with Powerhouse Ventures – is [...]

Meet the Winners: Champion Manufacturer Invert Robotics

Helping to keep the world’s dairy products safe through the use of robotic inspection equipment, Invert Robotics continues to push to boundaries of technology. Created in Canterbury in 2010 as the result of a collaboration between Powerhouse Ventures and the University of Canterbury, Invert Robotics has grown to deliver services throughout New Zealand, Australia and [...]

Commercialising innovation

Wall-climbing robots, technology controlled by thought, 360-degree view cameras - it all sounds like it could be kit from James Bond's bag. In fact, they're innovations being commercialised by small Kiwi businesses. It's one thing to have an idea; it's quite another to package it up and sell it. Commercialising innovation is a notoriously [...]

Firm climbs towards profit

Christchurch start-up Invert Robotics will turn a profit in June, chief executive James Robertson forecasts. Start-ups are usually vague or hopeful on this issue, but Robertson states it with conviction. The company has come a long way since May, when he couldn't say for sure when it would be profitable. The firm, spun out [...]

Champion award for UC-born robot company

UC-born company Invert Robotics has won the champion producer - manufacturer small enterprise trophy at the annual Champion Canterbury Business Awards. Invert Robotics CEO James Robertson and one of Invert Robotics wall-climbing robots University of Canterbury-born company Invert Robotics has won the champion producer – manufacturer small enterprise trophy at the annual Champion Canterbury Business [...]

Invert Robotics wins Government SME competition

Christchurch company Invert Robotics has been recognised by the Government for its innovative work and business plan in the start-up space. Invert Robotics was today announced as the winner of Business.govt.nz's ''flying start business plan'' competition. Minister for Small Business John Banks congratulated the company for creating a world leading inspection solution for dairy factories [...]