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About Us

At NODE Robotics, we have made it our mission to overcome the limitations of current solutions for mobile robotics. Our focus is on providing highly reliable, flexible and user-friendly AGV and AMR software solutions that unlock the true potential of mobile robots.

We understand that deploying and working with collaborative mobile robots should be effortless, which is why we prioritize intuitive and easy-to-implement tools. By emphasizing flexibility, usability, and interoperability, we aim to make mobile robotics technology accessible and practical for a wide range of industries and applications.

Whether it's automating tasks in manufacturing or optimizing logistics operations, our solutions empower businesses to leverage the full potential of mobile robots.

Team photo of the NODE team in spring 2023

We make mobile robots easy to use.

What we have achieved to date


issued NODE software licenses  


different AMR types are covered by NODE software


software developers in the team


person-years of development time

1 Mio.+

kilometers driven so far


robot lovers in the team 


How we perform

Benjamin KirstenHead of Development, BLEICHERT Automation

In NODE Robotics we have not only found a reliable supplier, but above all a competent partner for our future developments.

Michael SchneiderCEO, idealworks

Our longstanding partnership with Stefan and his team at NODE traces back to his tenure at Fraunhofer IPA. Through the synergy of our collective expertise, we have full confidence in the immense potential our collaboration holds for driving future advancements within the idealworks robotics ecosystem approach.

Janez CimermanProduct Owner, Airnamics

Congratulations to your software – I’ve been working on AMRs and Navigation SW for quite a while and I’ve never seen anything comparable that worked out of the box like your solution.

Fernando FreitasFormer Robot-OEM CEO

NODE has all the desired features we were looking for – combining spectacular performance and repeatability with an easy-to-use and quick-to-deploy interface.

Turgut UlutürkCEO Bottobo

We tested a handful of other SW solutions previous to yours, nothing worked for us. With your solution, we finally found what we needed. The SW but also the speed of delivering it is really impressive. You guys should be really proud of that.

Production & Logistics Project EngineerGlobal Automotive OEM

Your team did a fantastic job, they were transparent with the installation process and very nice to work with.

Head of Automation Supply ChainAutomotive Supplier from Germany

Everything was planned well and implemented in high speed.

Chief Software DeveloperMobile Robotics Company

Amazed to see the system being setup from scratch in such a short time.

Stéphane SandnerCEO, SHERPA Mobile Robotics

From our initial discussions to the delivery of our inaugural joint project, we've been profoundly impressed by the efficiency and transparency of our collaboration with NODE Robotics.


Explore our partnerships with various organizations and companies. Our partnerships have led to innovative solutions, increased productivity and strengthened relationships within the industry. Browse through our portfolio and see the results of our teamwork.

Since 2017, the NODE team (back then as part of Fraunhofer IPA) has been supporting the BMW Group in the largest automation project in the company's history with an autonomous navigation solution for the Smart Transport Robot. As of today, several hundred AMR with NODE navigation are in productive operation in various BMW plants. In close cooperation with the BMW Group and other project partners, NODE.move was optimally adapted to the requirements of automotive production and its use on the AMR.

NODE Robotics and SHERPA Mobile Robotics (SMR) have joined forces since 2023, integrating NODE's advanced localization, navigation, and fleet management modules with SMR's innovative autonomous mobile robots. This collaboration aims to redefine efficiency and user experience in mobile robotics, targeting enhanced productivity in manufacturing and logistics.

The technological forerunner of the autonomous navigation solution software NODE.move was successfully deployed in automotive production with BÄR Automation back in 2015. 23 AGVs of BÄR Automation have been running since then, with an industry-standard availability in the passenger car final assembly in double-shift operation. Since then, NODE.move has been continuously developed technologically while maintaining the availability requirements.

In October 2022 we announced our development partnership with idealworks. After the successful integration of our navigation solution NODE.move into idealworks' AMR iw.hub, both companies decided to expand their partnership in the future to jointly develop an integrated bundle of new services for idealworks' holistic robotics ecosystem.

4am Robotics - a technology leader in the field of autonomous mobile robots (AMRs) and hybrid intralogistics - has been equipping its own portfolio of autonomous forklifts, tugger trains and mobile platform cobots with our Robot Autonomy Skills. With the help of our software, 4am can set up new applications in a matter of hours instead of days, while reducing the complexity of its extensive portfolio.

In the summer of 2022, we were able to win TUGBOT as a customer. TUGBOT develops a unique AMR type that can pull any kind of cart which can be used in various applications from intralogistics, manufacturing to hospitality. It thereby enriched our portfolio of supported mobile robot platforms applicable to any kinds of transport tasks.

Bottobo Robotics, a Turkish based start-up, provides collaborative AMRs that work seamlessly with human workers. Their first product, Pixer, a Person-2-Good/Piece-Picking AMR, helps organizations boost warehouse picking operations and increase productivity by up to 4x. Bottobo uses our NODE.OS software suite to easily operate their collaborative fleets in dynamic warehouse environments.

Since 2023, NODE Robotics and Ceterio have collaborated to enhance healthcare automation with the integration of NODE.OS software into Ceterio's AMRs, optimizing medication and supply delivery in hospitals. Leveraging advanced navigation technology, these robots navigate complex hospital environments efficiently, reducing human error and increasing safety. The partnership underscores a commitment to transforming healthcare logistics through innovative, precise, and adaptable robotic solutions.

BLEICHERT specializes in delivering flexible, customized, integrated solutions for automation, heavy load systems, and automatic guided vehicle systems, leveraging nearly 150 years of expertise to meet the highest industry standards. As a strategic supplier to global industrial companies, BLEICHERT provides comprehensive services from design and engineering to manufacturing and commissioning, ensuring efficient, reliable, and future-proof manufacturing processes. With the launch of the new BLEICHERT AMR, Palettino® L, BLEICHERT is utilizing NODE.OS software modules from NODE Robotics for the first time to ensure the flexibility and efficiency of the vehicle.

In this strategic partnership, NODE Robotics provides since 2024 crucial support to enhance the functionality of the Melkus G130 2.0. Leveraging NODE's advanced navigation algorithms, the G130 2.0 achieves unparalleled precision and efficiency in route planning and execution. Additionally, NODE's expertise in robotics integration enables seamless compatibility with Melkus' AGV platform, ensuring effortless deployment and integration into diverse industrial settings via VDA5050.

Founding Team

Dr. Stefan Dörr

CEO & Co-Founder
Managing Director



Lukas Teichmann

COO/CFO & Co-Founder
Managing Director


Jannik Abbenseth

CTO & Co-Founder


Advisory Council & Angel Investors

Helmut Schmid


Specialist in
Business Development,
Sales and Marketing
for Robotics Companies



Prof. Dr.-Ing. Thomas Bauernhansl

Specialist in
Digital Transformation, Production
Organization, Factory Planning,
Automation and Robotics



Florian Reiners


Specialist in
Business- and
Product Development
for Tech Companies



Supporting & Sponsoring Partners