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BUILDING THE WORLD'S FIRST AUTONOMOUS DELIVERY VEHICLE

See the journey that started as a small team from Aberystwyth in Wales, grow to become one of the UK’s most advanced autonomous vehicle technology companies. Today, our team are working on building Kar-go, the autonomous delivery vehicle. The company now has several corporate and commercial partners are proudly part of NVIDIA’s Inception Incubator.

COMPANY FOUNDED
September 2016

In September 2016 after nearly two years of background work, planning and feasibility studies, the company Academy of Robotics Ltd was registered.

ROAD DRIVING PROTOTYPE
May 2017

We built a functional autonomous vehicle  with software able to drive itself unaided. Though functional, this was a hacked together prototype based on the Renault Twizy

DRIVERLESS SOFTWARE STACK
February 2018

Now partnered with NVIDIA as part of their Inception incubator, we built the software stack, api and most of the control systems for our vehicle. It is now testing in a virtual environment.

UNVEILING OF FINAL PRODUCT
October  2018

We will be unveiling the final version of our street legal autonomous vehicle to the world at  the worlds largest technology conference for autonomous vehicles in Germany, the NVIDIA GPU Conference.

EARLY PROTOTYPE
December 2016

We had an early working prototype. This was a robot able to drive itself on unmarked roads and able to deliver a package.

SEED INVESTMENT ROUND
June 2017

We launched an investment round seeking 300K. This was to raise enough funding to be able to build a street legal prototype of our first product, Kar-go.

HARDWARE PHASE BEGINS
March 2018

Our team expands, it now includes Paul Burgess the multi-award winning former designer. Coming from McLaren, Paul will be chief engineer working with the team to make our final version of our vehicle.

EARLY FUNDING GRANT
February 2017

We received a 10 000 grant from Aberystwyth University through their Inventerprize Program as an award for innovation to be used as start-up capital.

TEAM STARTS WORK
September 2017

Investment round raised and complete. Team starts work on the street legal version of our autonomous delivery vehicle, Kar-go.

PROTOTYPE  VERSION 3
May 2018

The hardware prototype drives itself in the real world with over 99% autonomy. This was a critical phase now complete, we have now designed our own vehicle from scratch, with own control systems, AI and filed several patents around our technology

COMPANY FOUNDED
September 2016

In September 2016 after nearly two years of background work, planning and feasibility studies, the company Academy of Robotics Ltd was registered.

EARLY PROTOTYPE
December 2016

We had an early working prototype. This was a robot able to drive itself on unmarked roads and able to deliver a package.

EARLY FUNDING GRANT
February 2017

We received a 10 000 grant from Aberystwyth University through their Inventerprize Program as an award for innovation to be used as start-up capital.

ROAD DRIVING PROTOTYPE
May 2017

We built a functional autonomous vehicle  with software able to drive itself unaided. Though functional, this was a hacked together prototype based on the Renault Twizy

SEED INVESTMENT ROUND
June 2017

We launched an investment round seeking 300K. This was to raise enough funding to be able to build a street legal prototype of our first product, Kar-go.

TEAM STARTS WORK
September 2017

Investment round raised and complete. Team starts work on the street legal version of our autonomous delivery vehicle, Kar-go.

DRIVERLESS SOFTWARE STACK
February 2018

Now partnered with NVIDIA as part of their Inception incubator, we built the software stack, api and most of the control systems for our vehicle. It is now testing in a virtual environment.

HARDWARE PHASE BEGINS
March 2018

Our team expands, it now includes Paul Burgess the multi-award winning former designer. Coming from McLaren, Paul will be chief engineer working with the team to make our final version of our vehicle.

PROTOTYPE  VERSION 3
May 2018

The hardware prototype drives itself in the real world with over 99% autonomy. This was a critical phase now complete, we have now designed our own vehicle from scratch, with own control systems, AI and filed several patents around our technology

UNVEILING OF FINAL PRODUCT
October  2018

We will be unveiling the final version of our street legal autonomous vehicle to the world at  the worlds largest technology conference for autonomous vehicles in Germany, the NVIDIA GPU Conference.

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TRADING ADDRESS

Academy of Robotics
33 Cathedral Road,
Cardiff,
Wales, CF11 9HB

PRODUCTION ADDRESS

Academy of Robotics
Pilgrim Motorsports
5 Mackley Industrial Estate,
Small Dole, BN5 2HG

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