There’s no need too small, no task too great
Every mission starts with a brilliant idea. It all started when our founder and CEO Charles Deguire was a young man assisting three of his uncles living with muscular dystrophy. Inspired by an ingenious makeshift arm his uncle Jacques invented to independently pick up objects, Charles’ mission became clear – he would take this idea far beyond his uncle’s design.
Working tirelessly with co-founder Louis-Joseph L’Écuyer, they founded Kinova in 2006, launching their first robotic arm, JACO, and changed the paradigm of robotics by creating safe technologies with a human-centric purpose.
Today, our growing team of top talent around the world strives to carry forth that mission to provide humanity with robots that empower them to achieve the extraordinary everyday.
Meet our leadership team
Championing the next generation
Part of being Kinovian means giving back to the community and carrying forward our experience and good fortune working in such an exciting domain.
Our team of ambassadors are very active in local schools and networking events, from presenting robotics 101 to elementary schools, to mentoring high school and college students in their projects for robotics competitions, and participating in open-table discussions on robotics engineering in some of the top universities.