OPRA (Open Platform for Robotics Applications) is a robot development platform for hobbyists and startups aiming at commercialization of their idea for a robot application. The competitive advantage that OPRA offers is the combination of a realistic time-to-market, reasonable development cost and great performance for an end product. Today, robot development is only performed by large enterprises with resources and time to invest on each prototype. Skyrobotics aims at disrupting the market by allowing smaller companies to claim a share of it.
THE PROBLEM: The commercial robots market is growing rapidly but currently only large players have the ability to take a product to market. Due to market barriers for SMEs and startups, developing a complete robotic application remains a complex, interdisciplinary, time and resource-consuming process, requiring extensive experience and funding. You either have to produce your own hardware and software, or resort to expensive proprietary solutions from multiple third-parties.
MuseRobotics’ SOLUTION: OPRA is a development platform consisting of modular tools for creating advanced robotic applications. Common robot functions like sensing, actuation, control, power management, are all provided by specific hardware modules. A common network connects all modules through standard hardware and software interfaces, Open source OPRA software handles operation and communication.
Live pitch presentation during the Finals & Awards Ceremony of MITEF Greece Startup Competition 2015
Pavlos Stavrou, Principal S/W developer
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Alexandros Nikolakakis, Founder & CEO