Who we are
The adventure started over 10 years ago as part of a research project
And since that moment, we have endeavored to grow our product, our team and our community with the purpose of redefining technology as we know it. Explore the timeline below to learn more about our defining moments.
The first Furhat prototype was built
Furhat’s humble beginnings date back to 2011, where a robotics prototype was built to enable research into social robotics as part of founder & CEO Samer Al Moubayed’s PhD project.
The birth of Furhat Robotics
A mere three years since the first prototype was built, the company was formed. The founders set out with an ambitious vision; Furhat Robotics was going to be the world’s most advanced social robotics & conversational AI platform.
The Furhat community grows
The first 20 customers acquire their Generation 1 Furhat robots. Starting out with Disney Research as our very first early adopter, the likes of Honda, KMPG, Merck, Deutsche Bahn and world-renowned Universities & research labs followed suit.
Furhat Robotics raises $2.5m in a seed round
Two of Europe’s most active early-stage venture capital investors injected funding in a seed round. Balderton Capital and LocalGlobe VC, long-obsessed with the development of Human-Robot Interaction, propel the growth of the company.
Launch of the Gen 2 Furhat robot
After a much anticipated wait, the second generation Furhat was announced to the world, live at Web Summit in Lisbon.
Commercial projects go live
Early innovation projects are tested in live environments, ranging from robot concierges in German airports to unbiased recruiting in Sweden
The SDK becomes freely accessible
The global pandemic brought a halt to physical interactions, so in order to help house-bound robotics enthusiasts the SDK became accessible to all, without charge
The future is bright
Scientists, innovation labs and corporates continue to invest in developing interactions with the Furhat platform.
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The Furhat Robot
All the power of social robots in one package
A groundbreaking social robot based on years of research, engineering and design