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 700 mobile service robots for various applications worldwide. Collectively they have accumulated more than 400,000 km of driving experience.

more than 100 robots deployed worldwide

Management Team

  • Dr. Andreas Bley
    Dr. Andreas Bley Co-founder and Managing Director
  • Dr.-Ing. Christian Martin
    Dr.-Ing. Christian Martin Co-founder and Managing Director



  • Dr.-Ing. Johannes Trabert
    Dr.-Ing. Johannes Trabert Co-founder and Managing Director

Our Vision

We strive for a future where mobile robots and humans share workspace 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 in-house at our head office in Ilmenau (Thuringia). Our team consists of more than 60 employees, including experienced engineers and IT specialists. The key to the effectiveness of our robots is our in-house-developed navigation software. Our robots utilize this navigation software to orient themselves in dynamic environments.

Proven quality

We guarentee 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.

TÜV Certificate for the management system [DOWNLOAD]

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Personal support for your project

We offer you a personal contact person who supports you from the conception to the proof of concept to the rollout. Develop your robot together with us according to your ideas and requirements.

Inventur Roboter TORY erfasst Bücher in Bibliothek
TORY in a library

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