As the demand for robotics automation continues to grow, it has become increasingly important to provide support for small startups working to provide the industry with new and innovative solutions.

As a result, SICK, Inc. is announcing a partnership with MassRobotics. With this partnership, local and global robotics startups and corporations will have better access to innovative sensor and safety solutions from SICK.

MassRobotics is a nonprofit organization located in Boston, Mass. After seeing the massive growth in the robotics and automation industry, MassRobotics was created to provide an innovation hub and startup cluster focused on the needs of the robotics community. The organization works to foster a collaborative space to inspire the next generation of robotics and automation innovators and builders.

“We are very excited to have SICK join our rapidly growing group of strategic partners,” said Fady Saad, Co-founder & Director of Partnerships at MassRobotics. “We believe that a world-leading company like SICK has a lot to offer to our startups, especially ones innovating in the mobile robots space.”

The mission of MassRobotics is to help create the next generation of successful robotics and automation companies by providing work spaces and resources needed to develop, prototype, test, and commercialize products and solutions.

“We are excited to partner with MassRobotics and help robotics and automation startups get better access to innovative sensor solutions,” said Tony Peet, CEO at SICK, Inc. “Our expansive applications and solutions experience, coupled with our deep knowledge in robotic safety requirements, will assist these companies to quickly gain traction and grow.”

SICK is a trusted manufacturer of sensor technology in the field of robotics. 2D LiDAR and 3D LiDAR technology from SICK can be used for robotics safety and navigation and machine vision systems are used for robotics perception and end-of-arm tooling.

With SICK’s product portfolio, up-and-coming robotics and automation startups will gain better access to sensor technology needed to help their machines operate efficiently and safely.