Mecademic was founded in 2013 by Jonathan Coulombe (CEO) and Professor Ilian Bonev of Montreal's École de technologie supérieure (ÉTS). They provide ultra-compact, precise, and easy to integrate robot arms that will revolutionize the robotics field. Their first product was a dual-arm SCARA robot (DexTAR) for the academic market. After the commercial release of DexTAR, the Meca500 was introduced to the public in May 2015, and has been commercially available since July 2016. Hundreds of Meca500 robots are already in operation across North America, Europe and Asia.
An industrial robot should be a component, like a conveyor or a smart camera; not a bulky, stand-alone, and complex system that requires several days of training. Mecademic designs, develops and manufactures the smallest and most accurate six-axis industrial robots on the market. These robots are typically used for testing, inspection, material handling, assembly, and dispensing; primarily in the electronics and medical devices industries.