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The History of Artimus Robotics | Artimus Robotics Introduction

Updated: Apr 29

This video provides a brief history of the founding of Artimus Robotics, as well as a summary of the company today.

History of Artimus Robotics

2015 - HASEL actuation technology began as academic research at the University of Colorado Boulder in the Keplinger Research Group. Inspired by past research of Dielectric Elastomer Actuators and Soft Fluid Actuators, HASEL actuation technology overcame the hurdles of prior technology while distilling the benefits.

2018 - Artimus Robotics was formed in late 2018 to commercialize HASEL actuation technology. Simultaneous publications in the academic journals Science and Science Robotics in early 2018 led to public press coverage in outlets such as Wired, National Geographic, and TedX which in turn led to inbound commercial interest and motivated the founders of Artimus to supply the need.

2019 - Artimus sold its first commercial actuators in early 2019 to the US Navy, which has since been a repeat customer 5x and counting. Artimus is honored to be supporting the US Navy in various highly important missions.

2020 - To fuel further development of the HASEL technology and foster additional business relationships, Artimus took its first outside investment led by Heroic Ventures and Hunt Technology. This investment was further supported by over $600k in government grants.

2021 - Artimus Robotics continues to grow its customer base through 2021 and has shipped its 1000th actuator. These HASEL actuators have been used by customers in automotive, medical, aerospace, defense, and industrial automation.

In summary - Artimus Robotics designs and manufactures soft electric actuator technology inspired by natural muscles that was originally developed at the University of Colorado Boulder. To date, Artimus has 18 corporate partnerships, 8 patents in various stages including some granted, is venture-backed to field high business growth, and has received 4 government research grants to field high research growth.

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About Artimus Robotics

Artimus Robotics designs and manufactures soft electric actuators. The technology was inspired by nature (muscles) and spun out of the University of Colorado. HASEL (Hydraulically Amplified Self-healing ELectrostatic) actuator technology operates when electrostatic forces are applied to a flexible polymer pouch and dielectric liquid to drive shape change in a soft structure. These principles can be applied to achieve a contracting motion, expanding motion, or other complex deformations. For more information, please visit Artimus Robotics or contact

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