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This is Agile Robots

Committed to connecting artificial intelligence and robotics technologies, Agile Robots was founded in 2018 to push the boundaries of robotics and automation.  

robotics enthusiasts worldwide make up our team

nationalities with diverse backgrounds, assets and experiences let us stand out

cups of fair-trade coffee per year fuel innovation for meaningful robotic solutions

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Revolutionary at heart

Agile Robots was founded in 2018 by Dr. Zhaopeng Chen and Peter Meusel, both long-term researchers and colleagues at DLR’s Institute of Robotics and Mechatronics, together with a team of co-founders.

Today Agile Robots continues to grow steadily and employs more than 1.900 agile minds and doers in multiple production sites worldwide, in its R&D centres in Germany and China and at its corporate headquarters in Munich.

From robotic intelligence based on machine learning, to vision intelligence and force perception, Agile Robots unique combination of AI and automation technologies provides intelligent, easy-to-use and affordable robotics solutions to some of the most challenging manufacturing problems. 

At Agile Robots, we believe that the exchange of ideas and visions promotes innovation and growth. That’s why we are always looking for new employees with unique viewpoints that can challenge the status quo, spark creativity, and foster innovation within our team. Become a part of our international team and shape the future of robotics with us!  

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Meet the founders

Portrait of Dr. Zhaopeng Chen, Founder, CEO & Executive Director

Dr. Zhaopeng Chen, Founder, CEO & Executive Director

Dr. Zhaopeng Chen, CEO of Agile Robots, co-founded the company in 2018. With a PhD in Mechatronics Engineering and over 12 years of professional experience, he is a leading expert in the field of robotics. Prior to founding Agile Robots, Dr. Chen served as the Deputy Head of the Modular Dexterous Robotics Laboratory at the German Aerospace Center (DLR). As a passionate researcher and thought leader, he also taught as a visiting professor at the University of Hamburg. Residing in Bavaria with his family for over fifteen years, he oversees the overall operations and strategic direction of Agile Robots from the Munich headquarters.

Portrait of Peter Meusel, Founder & Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors

Peter Meusel, Founder & Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors

Peter Meusel co-founded Agile Robots and serves as Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors. As a chartered engineer with more than 30 years of experience at the German Aerospace Center (DLR), Mr. Meusel is a distinguished expert in the field of multidimensional sensors and contributed to developing the world's first torque sensor for aerospace and civil applications. Together with Dr. Zhaopeng Chen, he also founded the German start-up Wessling Robotics in 2013, renowned for its award-winning robotic hand. 

Combining the best of both worlds

At Agile Robots we unite fast-paced Chinese dynamics with German precision and make it our very own culture. With our R&D teams in both Munich and Beijing, we join efforts to establish industrial know-how, advanced state-of-the-art robotic systems and develop our growing product portfolio.

  • Our mission is to bridge the gap between AI
  • and robotics by developing systems that offer state-of-the-art full-body force sensitivity
  • and world-leading vision intelligence.