KumoTek is a robotics design and manufacturing company located just outside of Dallas in Richardson, Texas. The company was founded in the spring of 2004 by robotics industry spokesman, Matthew Fisher, and has continued to grow as a recognized authority in emerging robotics technologies and interactive entertainment. The word Kumo means "spider" in Japanese.
KumoTek has 2 divisions that manage day to day operations and have proven vital to the company's sustained market growth and success. They are the Consumer Robotics Group and the Entertainment Robotics Group.
Consumer Robotics Group
Consumer Robotics Group works closely with leading robotics equipment manufacturers in Asia to develop high-end robot kits for both hobby, and educational markets. They manage OEM projects with our domestic an international partner companies, including the high-profile co-development project with Vstone Corp. of Japan to build the KT-X Bipedal Robot Kit.
This group has landed a wide range of prestigious customers for KumoTek, including Intel, the U.S. Naval Academy, MIT and Dartmouth, and even designs and builds interactive museum robots, such as ARTI, which is now a permanent exhibit at the Intel Museum in Santa Clara, California.
Entertainment Robotics Group
KumoTek's Robotics has revolutionized the way animatronics and interactive technologies are used for large scale entertainment.
A significant step up from traditional animatronics, our latest project the Guardians of Time brings to life animatronics dinosaurs that engage guests through real-time face detection and predator like tracking behaviors. Guests control the motions of the dinosaurs through their own behavior.
The experience has been extremely popular, hosting well over 400,000 guests in just a little over 1 year. We were recently featured on the Discovery Channel and PBS. Please visit the links on our home page to learn more.