Robots to enable the space economy

Lowering the cost of spaceflight through modular robot arm control software

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Serving IVA, EVA, and OSAM

Making space hardware smarter through reusable software.

Our space robotics technology makes it easy for Earth-based operators to coordinate autonomous, modular robots in all varieties of In-Space Servicing, Assembly, and Manufacturing (ISAM) applications. It does this by integrating our "MoveIt Pro Space" best-in-class motion planning and control software with an intuitive user interface and flight software certification artifacts.

Sierra Orbit Reef
Nanorack Starlab
Axiom Station
NGC Logistics Outpost
NASA Gateway

Our supervised autonomy-based solution for robots in space has been designed with NASA JSC, NASA Ames, and US Space Force to support high latency connections, enabling mission control to safely command robots from afar. We enable your space-grade robots to more safely and reliably do things too dangerous and tedious for humans to do in space.

As the space robotics company, we can adapt space robots for a variety of needs:

  • Satellite capture, servicing, and decommissioning
  • IVA cargo unloading, manufacturing, and science
  • EVA inspection and maintenance
  • Lunar base assembly and maintenance
  • In-space servicing, assembly, and manufacturing (ISAM)

Our team has direct experience with the Robonaut 2, OSAM-1, and OSAM-2 programs and has successfully completed several NASA SBIRs with JSC and Ames. We are also currently on several programs with the U.S. Space Force. We have 302 years of combined robotics experience and our PhDs and senior leaders have written more than 177 publications.

PickNik’s 50-person team is structured and staffed to support government prime, government subcontract, and commercial projects. We comply with FAR/DFAR and ITAR control. Our company’s main 11,000 sq ft facility is located in Boulder, Colorado.

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Our partners include

United States Space Force
Sierra space
Motiv space system
Tethers Unlimited

Our technology is built on our MoveIt Pro product, and is being optimized as flight certified software.

In an ideal world robot arms would be fully autonomous, requiring no human interaction, no matter the complexity or difficulty of the task at hand.

The reality is that today there are many space applications that require a human in the loop to provide high-level command, monitoring, and support for when the robot gets stuck.

We offer the following services to space companies:

  • Concept of Operations Feasibility Studies (CONOPS)
  • Robotic Ground Demonstrations
  • MoveIt Pro Space: Flight Certifiable Robotics Control Software
  • Full Space Robotic Arm Subsystem Delivery
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