Why we got real

Realtime Robotics was founded with the goal of transforming how robots and autonomous vehicles move. Our initial invention was a proprietary computer processor that quickly solved how to get a robot or vehicle to it’s desired target without collisions. This solved the problem of conventional motion planning which has been too slow for robot and AV applications in dynamic environments.

Realtime Robotics has continued to transform automation, with products that provide trailblazing features like risk-aware driving, high-productivity multi-robot workcells and automated robot vision that continuously calibrates itself. See more about our evolution below.

Real accomplishments


    Spring 2019

    Realtime Robotics begins selling the first commercial RapidPlan and beta RapidSense to customers internationally.


    Late Fall 2018

    Realtime Robotics officially hits 25 employees and celebrates by moving down the street to its own office!


    Spring 2018

    NSF Phase 1 and DARPA Phase II grants plus additional commercial contracts enable beta production and expansion of engineering and commercial teams. Realtime Robotics also begins selling and testing RapidPlan with international customers and partners.


    Early 2018

    DARPA Phase 1 landed, team expands to five employees that collaborates to complete the first demo of our RapidPlan product with precursors to RapidSense.


    July 2017

    We meet our first investors James Kuffner and SPARX, who decide to do the seed funding. George and Peter celebrated Cali-style with burgers. We also land our first commercial contract!


    May 2017

    Team moves into MassRobotics, the original HQ and launchpad for Realtime Robotics


    Mar 2017

    Mutual contacts introduce Peter to the team who is fascinated by the technology and within a month he onboards as the CEO


    June 2016

    The team presents at RSS conference, which puts the technology on the map with robotic technologists


    Mar 2016

    Realtime Robotics the company is officially formed!

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