It's a software engineering and robotics company headquartered in Nashville, Tennessee. The company offers state-of-the-art artificial intelligence with multi-dimensional sensing and motion control to help companies automate processes, from making machines more flexible to analyzing big data. Founded in 2008, the company specializes in complex processes not previously automated. Universal’s flagship intelligence software, Neocortex, enables robots to perform tasks too costly, dangerous or impossible for humans to undertake. The technology was funded by DARPA and NASA, and was originally co-developed through a 7-year partnership between NASA and Vanderbilt University and is employed in NASA’s Robonaut. By combining the Neocortex intelligence platform with modular sensing and control software products, Universal Robotics currently provides flexible applications for materials handling. Today’s software products include 3D machine vision products (SpatialVision, Spatial Vision Robotics, Spatial Vision Inspection, and automated robot programming (Autonomy). Applications include Unlimited Box Moving, Unlimited Depalletization, Random Bin Picking, Random Bag Picking, and 3D Inspection.