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About Onward Robotics

Transforming Fulfillment, Together

Our Mission

Onward Robotics coordinates humans and robots as a cohesive system to revolutionize fulfillment

Helping You Do More With Less

We are passionate about using technology to empower people and robots do their best work–together.

Faster Fulfillment, Happier Humans

Attract, retain, and maximize your top talent with technology that promotes people productivity, engagement, and satisfaction.

Your Supply Chain, Our Expertise

Our team has collectively deployed hundreds of robots. We've been in your shoes and we know what it takes to make an automation project successful from day one.

A growth-minded company with a strong technology lead

Our team has decades of experience in supply chain, robotics, engineering, and automation

Our History


Founded out of Carnegie Mellon University
Onward Robotics originated from CMU’s esteemed National Robotics Engineering Center (NREC), the world’s largest robotics research and development organization.


R&D for Mobile Piece-Picking
Company focused on research and development of a mobile robot that used vision-guidance and mobile manipulation to automate piece-picking processes. Ultimately, humans still picked faster and more efficiently, preventing a meaningful business case for the solution.


Focus on Automated Material Movement
Developed an autonomous mobile robot (AMR) platform that could transport materials up to 600 lbs. Engineers fine-tuned AMR perception, obstacle avoidance, and innovative hot-swappable battery technology as the business focused on integrator partnerships.


New Leadership, Stealth Mode Pivot
With a new CEO and executive team in place, the company pivoted and went into stealth mode as it leveraged its industry experience and intellectual property to solve a critical supply chain pain point: automating outdated fulfillment processes so companies could fill orders more accurately, safely, and efficiently.


Revolutionizing Order Fulfillment
Onward Robotics launches its new Meet Me solution, with intuitive put-to-light Lumabot AMRs and a robust enterprise platform unlike anything else in the market. By coordinating humans and robots as a cohesive system, Onward Robotics enables warehousing, logistics, and manufacturing operations to increase productivity, mitigate operational risk, and scale without adding headcount.


Onward: Grit, Growth, and Innovation
Driven by the team’s bold and purposeful vision, Onward Robotics is on a mission to improve warehouse workflows, fortify the supply chain, and empower people and robots to do their best work–together.

Meet Our Leadership Team

Team Experience

Our employees have diverse educational, professional, and personal backgrounds

Move Your Career Onward and Upward

At Onward Robotics, we believe in seeking out hard problems, being purposeful, and celebrating wins. Join us on our mission as we move fast, think big, and have fun.