MetraLabs was founded in Germany in 2001. Since 2004 the company has specialized on the development and production of autonomous mobile robots for industrial and personal applications. In 2007, MetraLabs has introduced the first interactive shopping robot for home improvement stores that autonomously guides customers to requested product locations (over 60,000 products distributed at areas of more than 15,000 m²). Since then, MetraLabs has sold more than 80 robots for professional applications. For example, MetraLabs' autonomous robots transport used trays back to kitchens in fast food restaurants, handle material in industrial plants, or assist elderlies in their familiar home environments.