Company Profile

PickNik Inc (AKA:PickNik Robotics Inc)
Profile last edited on: 1/7/22            CAGE: 8FLL8            UEI: UEBSS7VA4BK1

Robotic applications and solutions
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Location Information

1942 Broadway Suite 222
Boulder, CO 80302
   (713) 775-7621
Location: Single
Congr. District: 02
County: Boulder

Public Profile

PickNik Inc develops robotic solutions with an expertise in Robotic Operating Systems (ROS). The firm's primary software, MoveIt, is an open source planning and manipulation platform for the ROS ecosystem, offering an easy to use platform to develop commercial applications, prototype designs, and benchmark algorithms. The platform is used in industrial, research, and benchmarking applications and is a fully customizable solution. In addition, the firm offers services for robotic applications including feasibility studies, strategic development, and robotics consulting and support. The firm has expertise in a wide range of robotics related areas.

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Less than .5M
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Privately Held
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Awards Distribution by Agency

Most Recent SBIR Projects

Year Phase Agency Total Amount
2022 1 NASA $156,487
Project Title: An Affordance Driven, Human-in-the-Loop Perception Framework
2020 1 NASA $123,585
Project Title: Advanced planning capabilities for humanoids in microgravity environments

Key People / Management

  Dave Coleman -- CEO/Robotocist

  Jafar Abdi -- Software Engineer

  Anthony Baker -- Software Engineer

  Parthasarathy Bana -- Robotics Intern

  Griswald Brooks -- Senior Robotics Engineer

  Nathan Brooks -- Director of Engineering

  Jennifer Cannon -- Executive Assistant

  Jack Center -- Controls Engineer

  Cory Crean -- Robotics Engineer

  Cassidy Elliott -- Technical Project Manager

  Stephanie Eng -- Controls Engineer

  Davide Faconti -- Technical Robotics Manager

  Tahnee Foley -- People & Talent Manager

  Jonathan Fries -- Director of Operations

  Brian Gerkey -- Advisor

  Alex Goldman -- Product Manager

  Sebastian Jahr -- Robotics Intern

  Henning Kayser -- MoveIt Chief Architect

  Sean Kolk -- Director of Business Development

  Jere Liukkonen -- Robotics Engineer

  Bill Mather -- Senior Project Manager

  Mark Moll -- Director of Research

  Marq Rasmussen -- Senior Robotics Engineer

  Lynn Regnier -- Director of Finance

  Giovanni Remigi -- Senior Software Engineer

  Joe Schornak -- Robotics Engineer

  Abishalini Sivaraman -- Robotics Engineer

  Jochen Sprickerhof -- Robotics Engineer

  Denis Stogl -- Robotics Scientist

  Vatan Aksoy Tezer -- Robotics Engineer

  Tyler Weaver -- Senior Software Engineer

  Sencer Yazici -- Robotics Engineer

  Andy Zelenak -- Senior Controls Engineer