Automata is a technology startup, founded in London in 2015. Its mission is to lower barriers of entry to automation for SMEs. Founded by two Architects, much of our work is ‘design-led’. This often means taking on complex engineering challenges to deliver human-centric solutions. In March 2019, Automata launched Eva - a 6-axis robotic arm. It addresses the demand for a low-cost robotic manipulator suitable for industrial automation. We believe it’s the first of a new category of machinery, distinct from and eventually superseding ‘cobots.’ Eva is the product of several parallel streams of engineering development across the technology stack. This includes industrial design, a proprietary gearbox, an embedded system (electronics and firmware), a manufacturing process, control software and user interface software, Choreograph.