We at MetraLabs are specialists in mobile service robotics with long-term experience. In 2007, we launched the first interactive shopping robot in the world, which was granted the Thuringian Research Award. Since then we have deployed over 250 robots for various applications worldwide.  Collectively, they have accumulated more than 70,000 km of driving experience.

More than 250 robots deployed

Management Team

Our passion for mobile robots has united us since we were students.

  • Dr.-Ing. Johannes Trabert
    Dr.-Ing. Johannes Trabert Co-founder and Managing Director
  • Dr.-Ing. Christian Martin
    Dr.-Ing. Christian Martin Co-founder and Head of Software Development



  • Dr. Andreas Bley
    Dr. Andreas Bley Co-founder and Managing Director

Our vision

We strive for a future where mobile robots and humans share workspaces harmoniously and efficiently.

Our mission

We develop flexible, safe and user-friendly mobile service robots for business clients. Wherever there is a need for reducing the workload of staff, optimizing processes or inspiring people, our robots are deployed.

Technology made in Germany

We develop and build our robots by ourselves and on-site at our head office in Ilmenau (Thuringia). Our team consists of 20 qualified and experienced engineers and IT specialists. The key to the effectiveness of our robots is our in-house-developed navigation software. With its help, our robot are capable of orientating themselves in dynamic environments.

Proven quality

We guarantee the safety of staff members and customers who interact with our robots. The German technical inspection association TÜV Thüringen has tested the safety functions according to Machinery Directive 2006/42/EC, Appendix IV, No. 21 and have certified an EU technical release certificate. It certifies that our robots will stop safely in case of any and all oncoming collisions.

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Personal support for your project

We offer you a personal contact who will assist you from conception to proof of concept up to rollout. Let us develop your robot to your specifications.

Inventur Roboter TORY erfasst Bücher in Bibliothek
TORY in the library

General inquiries / Press


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