Automata Technologies’ vision is to democratise robotic automation by providing affordable and easy-to-use robotic arms. The company was founded by Suryansh Chandra and Mostafa Elsayed in May 2015. They are both trained architects, and at the time worked for the same company, focused on design, technology and digital manufacturing. Their journey started when they were researching using robotic arms in the construction industry, which highlighted the lack of affordable, easy-to-use robotic arms for research. This marked the start of their frustration, and that’s when they decided to go into robotics and build something for themselves.