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August 06, 2018 | Tom Ballard

AUBO Robotics relocates to Cherokee Farm Innovation Campus

AUBO Robotics, which develops lightweight robots for industrial use, has opened a research and development facility at the University of Tennessee’s (UT) Cherokee Farm Innovation Campus.

The company, founded in Knoxville in 2014 as Smokie Robotics, is moving almost just across the street (well, maybe the river!) It has been located in the UT Research Foundation Business Incubator. The company is owned by DunAn Group and operates a second research and development corporation in Beijing, China.

“AUBO Robotics creates exceptional possibilities that will allow for collaboration between the university and the company,” Peter Farkas, AUBO Robotics Vice President, said in yesterday’s news release announcing the relocation. “Students will be a primary beneficiary of the development facility because of the applied knowledge in a working environment. AUBO Robotics will contribute to both industrial applications and academic research in the field.”

The company is the third private tenant announced for Cherokee Farm Innovation Campus. Civil & Environmental Consultants, Inc. (CEC), which provides innovative design solutions and integrated expertise in multiple engineering fields, was announced in May 2016 as the anchor tenant in the campus’ first privately developed building. Arkis BioSciences, a medical device company, opened on the campus in October 2017.

You can learn by reading yesterday’s announcement (AUBO Robotics Announcement).

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