WeaRobot SAPI de CV was founded in December 2014 by Dr. Ernesto Rodriguez Leal with his PhD students Ricardo E. Roberts Ugrinovic, and Eduardo Piña Martinez as a result of their joint work in robotic manipulators, biomechanics, and haptics at the National Robotics Lab at Tecnológico de Monterrey in Mexico.
WeaRobot was able to perform their R&D with the support of the Mexican Science and Technology Council (CONACYT) and the National Institute of Entrepreneurs (INADEM), leading to a prototype of a modular back-drivable exoskeleton for upper-limb rehabilitation and motion assistance. The team is currently working on the development of a full-body exoskeleton that is controlled using brain and muscle signals, integrating VR/AR for delivering gamified rehabilitation routines.
WeaRobot has participated in high impact programs such as Startup Mexico, I-Corps, Singularity University, TMCx Accelerator, and Startup Health. WeaRobot is the winner of the Robotics & AI Group of the World Cup Tech Challenge 2016, the MIT Hacking Medicine Pitch Competition at SXSW in 2016, and the Venture by Chivas Regal Mexico in 2016. WeaRobot has been featured in TEDx and E-merge Americas.