PickNik Robotics is becoming a Force in Space Robotics

PickNick Robotics, a leader in robotics software and engineering services, today announced that it has won a SpaceWERX contract to work on robotics for the US Space Force. In addition, the company recently won a NASA Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase I contract for continued work on supervised autonomy for space robotics, as well as a Colorado Advanced Industries Accelerator (AIA) grant for space robotics.

“These three wins provide additional validation of our work in space robotics, a major focus area for our company,” said Dr. Dave Coleman, CEO of PickNik Robotics. “We look forward to working with Space Force, NASA, and other organizations in the space economy to help them navigate the complexity and potential of robotics, specifically robotic arms, in that realm.” 

The SpaceWERX contract is for PickNik Robotics to help develop enhanced control for on-orbit capture of space assets and to increase the overall efficiency and safety of US Space Force operations. The work will focus on capturing and manipulating objects in orbit using robotic arms for In-space Servicing, Assembly and Manufacturing (ISAM). The Nuclear and Applied Robotics Group at the University of Texas, Austin, is collaborating with PickNik on the project. Photo, courtesy of PickNik Robotics, shows a PickNik space robot concept called Tridex. PickNik is based in Boulder, CO. Visit Robotics World and www.picknik.ai for additional background.