Creating opportunities for people with robotics, artificial intelligence, and machine learning.
In 2012, at their infancy, LuxVue reached out to L2F for help developing an automated work-cell for their proprietary micro-LED screen technology.
Just 2 years later, Apple purchased LuxVue and has been on a patent rush for micro-LED technology ever since.
In 2013, Cogenra Solar was a stealth solar start-up struggling to reduce production costs for their proprietary solar cell design. We studied their process and then helped them create the world’s fastest and most accurate pick-and-place robotic system.
Less than two years after engaging with them and helping them finalize an automated production line, Cogenra Solar was acquired by SunPower, one of the top 10 photovoltaic companies in the world.
In 2014, Zee.Aero had just finished building their first prototypes. Assembly was being done by hand, was slow, laborious, and prone to yield issues. L2F developed a custom robotic system that allowed for rapid prototyping of new designs and a path forward to automated manufacturing.
Zee.Aero is now Kittyhawk, backed by Google co-founder Larry Page, and is planning to release the world’s first vertical take-off and landing electric taxis in New Zealand.
Elon Musk believes fences in factories are ugly and impede progress. In 2015, L2F was brought in to deliver Tesla’s first collaborative robot system – a work cell where humans and machines interact without slowing down production.
Using an array of laser scanners and machine intelligence, L2F delivered on its promise: a work cell without fences that constantly has cars and people flowing by. Humans can actually work on or inside the vehicle without interfering with the robot’s operations.
SpaceX came to us in 2016 needing to increase throughput but not knowing where the best opportunities were. Lab2Fab decided to tackle an industry issue, identified by NASA in a 1993 white paper, but left unsolved for more than two decades.
In 2018, Lab2Fab became the first company to deliver a robotic system smart and accurate enough to handle the task. An operation that once took a certified aircraft technician more than 24 hours of painful labor to complete is now done autonomously in less than half the time.
A month after Zume Pizza was founded, Lab2Fab was brought in to apply their knowledge of robotic manufacturing to pizza. Three months later, after beating ABB’s fastest ever sprint from concept to production by eight months, Zume was selling pizza made by robots.
Emboldened with a robotic production line with yields and throughput much higher than restaurant industry standards, Zume was able to raise $48M in a late 2017 financing round.