Accelerate your
robotics development

PickNik combines world-class robotics expertise and state of the art open source robotics frameworks to save you time and money. We offer flexible research, development, and support to ensure your project's success.

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Solve your unique
robotic challenges

We collaborate with your team to create next generation solutions that reduce cycle time, increase robustness, generate optimal motions, and improve human lives. And really cool robots.

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"We've gotten a lot of value out of working with PickNik. My biggest concern as a manager is to make sure my technical team has access to the robotics knowledge they need."

Brian Harms, Samsung R&D

Past Clients

Google logo Amazon logo NASA logo Bastian logo Maxar logo Kindred logo Franka Emika logo Plus One logo Thorlabs logo Houson Mechatronics logo Tormach logo J&J logo Verb sergical logo
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We are passionate about making your robotics software better.

We will deliver your project to your satisfaction, with full documentation and with no undesired technical debt.

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"Great contributions to our surgical robotics R&D.... exceptional design, coding and code reviews"

Dr. Haoran Yu, Head of Robotics, Verb Surgical

Some Stats

Founding Year
Years of combined experience
Masters in Robotics
PhDs in Robotics
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We are your partners in strategically developing custom robotics software, while de-risking open source usage.

We believe in the benefits of open source; PickNik's flagship software MoveIt is the #1 motion planning and manipulation platform in the ROS ecosystem. By leveraging open source software, we save you huge amounts of R&D costs while avoiding vendor lock in.

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  • "The final product worked seamlessly and was accompanied by extremely thorough documentation of usage, several additional features, and improvements that we hadn't specifically asked for. It was the best experience I've had working with an external consultant." -Dr. Bhaskara Marthi, Head of Robotics

  • "We wanted to collaborate with a leading robotics company that has deep expertise working in complex environments. PickNik Robotics fits those criteria." - Steve Lindsey, Chief Strategy Officer and former astronaut

  • “I highly recommend Dave. Dave is a self motivated problem solver and tackles problems holistically. He demonstrated a strong ability to navigate ambiguity and help define the requirements” -Daniel Aden, Engineering

  • “Always striving to make sure problems are not swept under the rug, that the best solutions are employed, that clean and correct code is written...efficient, high quality code.” -Dr. Ioan Sucan, Senior Software Engineer

  • “PickNik’s partnership with us is hugely instrumental in making these systems successful.” -Aaron Edsinger, CEO & Cofounder

  • "Dave and PickNik team have made great contributions to our Surgical robotics R&D with consultancy work on robotics and real-time SW. I am always very happy with the quality of SW (exceptional design, coding and code reviews) and their commitment to Verb's project schedule." -Dr. Haoran Yu, Head of Robotics

PickNik's mission is to dramatically reduce development time and costs for your advanced robotic applications.

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