Digital Factory: HRI at IMTS 2018






HRI is heading to Chicago for IMTS 2018! We’ll be showcasing our wireless safety controls in a special section of the show devoted to the Digital Factory of today and tomorrow.

Digital Factory was established as part of Hannover Messe, and has becoming a leading international trade show for automation. This year, it will be featured for the first time as part of Integrated Automation, Motion & Drives USA.

Be sure to visit HRI at BOOTH #121810, in the East Building. Add us to your show planner and stop by to check out the latest in accident prevention for industrial automation.

Coming Soon: HRI at MODEX 2018

Register for MODEX 2018

Are you going to MODEX next month? So are we!

Check out HRI’s Wireless E-Stop and safe wireless control systems at BOOTH B4387.

Stop by to learn about wireless e-stopping for AGVs, storage & retrieval, and other industrial applications.

See you in Atlanta!

Automate 2017- Visit HRI at Booth #2461


HRI is heading for Chicago for Automate 2017, co-located with Promat 2017. Be sure to visit Booth 2461 to see our  line of wireless safety devices and learn about our next-generation technology for industrial automation. Click here for more information. See you in Chicago!

HRI at CONEXPO- Booth #90002

Heading to Vegas for CONEXPO-CON/AGG 2017? So are we!

Be sure to visit HRI at Booth #B90002 in the Bronze Hall.

We’ll be showcasing our wireless safety devices for heavy duty applications. Stop by to learn about our Safe Remote Control System, Wireless Emergency Stop, Wireless CAN Bridge and Wireless E-Stop Bridge.

Click here to add HRI to your show planner. We look forward to meeting you there!

March 7-11, Las Vegas, NV.


Visit HRI at PACK EXPO International



HRI is pleased to be exhibiting at PACK EXPO International 2016. Stop by Booth E-9803 to say hello and learn about how our wireless safety devices are bringing next-level safety to the packaging and processing industries. We look forward to meeting you!

If you’re not registered for the show yet, please be our guest. Register for free with HRI’s code 37B21.

Visit HRI at IMTS

imts_promo_150x150_aHRI is pleased to be exhibiting at IMTS the International Manufacturing Trade Show this September, where we’ll be showing off our new SafeGrip Wireless Enabling Pendant. If you’re in Chicago, be sure to visit us in the Industrial Automation North America section of the show at McCormick Place.

Booth E-4138

HRI Awarded Contract to Provide Afghan National Army with Mine Rollers

Press Release: Mine Rollers – HRI Awarded Contract for Afghan Army

CHARLESTON, S.C., June 13, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Critical Solutions International (CSI), in partnership with Humanistic Robotics Inc. (HRI), announced today the award of a contract to supply the Afghan National Army (ANA) with 464 mine rollers and associated operation and maintenance training.  The contract will be managed through U.S. Army Tank and Automotive Command (TACOM) Non-Standard Equipment Office.  These systems will bolster the ANA’s mine and IED clearance capability and enhance freedom of maneuver across the battlefield.


CSI partnered with HRI in 2014 in order to complement its existing suite of counter IED technologies, and offer U.S. and international customers a total route clearance package. The HRI roller is part of a suite of counter IED technologies provided by CSI. This includes the purpose-built Husky route clearance vehicle, which is the #1 route clearance vehicle in the world.

“Leading in accuracy, effectiveness and safety, the HRI roller is the most user-friendly and sustainable system on the market.  It has been proven in the field for commercial and peace-keeping missions in Africa and the Middle East,” says CSI CEO, Patrick Callahan. “The standoff defeat capability provided by these rollers will enable our Afghan partners to make their roads safer for both the troops and civilians who travel them.”

“HRI has been about building technology to make a safer world from day one,” said Samuel Reeves, HRI’s co-founder and CEO. “The HRI- CSI partnership reflects the growing need for a multi-faceted, multi-technology approach for defeating landmines and IEDs.  It allows us to combine our individual company capabilities to increase survivability and save lives.  Partnering with CSI, which for many years has been at the center of efforts to defeat the threat from IEDs with its Husky vehicle, is a perfect match for HRI.”

About CSI and HRI

CSI is a leader in the development, systems integration, and support of blast-protected vehicles and counter IED payloads.  The centerpiece of CSI’s capabilities is the Husky, which, in addition to the U.S. military, is fielded by militaries around the world including Australia, Canada, Kenya, Iraq, Spain, South Africa and Turkey.

HRI is a leader in rugged, low cost, low maintenance counter-mine roller systems for commercial, peacekeeping, and military applications. The ROUTE CLEARANCE ROLLER (RCR) is purpose-built to provide maximum capability with minimum sustainment for customers operating in high threat areas with limited logistical footprints.

HRI at AUVSI Xponential

Humanistic Robotics is heading to New Orleans for AUVSI Xponential 2016! Be sure to visit booth #359 to see our wireless controllers in action.

HRI Xponential

Visit us at MODEX! Booth #4889.

If you’re headed to Atlanta for MODEX 2016, be sure to stop by HRI’s booth to see our wireless controls in person, including an exclusive preview of our newest product! We look forward to seeing you at BOOTH #4889.


HNY from HRI!

Happy New Year from HRI! We hope that 2016 will be a happy, safe and productive year for you. At HRI, 2015 was a year of new product introductions, new customer engagements, new employee onboarding, new business models, and most of all, a growing excitement about the way advanced technology is hitting just about every industry. These new technological introductions will help to make every business run smoother, especially when it concerns onboarding. According to companies like Jitterbit, (, the onboarding process consists of 54 activities, which include setting up the payroll and conducting training, amongst many more. The onboarding process is specifically good because it allows training and contracts to be done online therefore improving the efficiency of this particular requirement. So if there are ways that technology can improve this, this is definitely something that should be greatly considered. We’re writing to tell you a little bit about what we’re looking forward to in the year ahead, and also to share a few interesting moments from the past year. From product introductions to exciting collaborations with world-class organizations like Mitsubishi Electric and DARPA, here are just a few of our highlights from 2015:

In FEBRUARY, we officially announced the launch of our CAN-Sync Wireless CAN Bridge, a product that delivers a reliable link between CAN interfaces for applications where wiring isn’t an option. Since then, we’ve shipped the CAN-Sync all over the world. It’s been put to work in forestry and agricultural operations, recycling plants, parking garages, mining trucks, pile drivers, and more. The CAN-Sync has been a welcome addition to our suite of safe wireless products, and we’ve received great feedback from customers on its range and reliability.

In JUNE, our Wireless Emergency Stops were used by every team at the DARPA Robotics Challenge Finals, where the world’s most advanced robots faced off on a disaster relief obstacle course. We were honored to be chosen by DARPA as the provider of emergency stops for this elite competition.

As robotic technology evolves, so does the need for more advanced safety controls. Our partnership with DARPA shows that HRI is ready to meet that need by providing cutting-edge safety tools for the world’s next generation of robotics. More on the challenge, and some cool photos here.

In SEPTEMBER, we debuted an exciting collaboration with Mitsubishi Electric Automation at Pack Expo. We’ve been working with Mitsubishi on a customized wireless teach pendant that implements our wireless protocol for safety critical functions like emergency stopping and enable devices. The result was a custom wrapper for a Microsoft Surface Pro tablet PC that adds dead man switches and an E-Stop, and enables the controller to be used with industrial robots. This tool will allow Mitsubishi’s customers to control their entire manufacturing cell while mobile, rather than having to plug into each machine individually. We are excited about the advances in safety and productivity that this is going to bring to the factory!

Mitsubishi Product Application Specialist Steve Pacitto and HRI Co-Founder Samuel Reeves

In NOVEMBER, our Principal Control Systems Engineer Nathan Bivans became certified as a CMSE® – Certified Machinery Safety Expert. This distinction demonstrates that Nathan has completed the foremost machinery safety training program of its kind, and has been certified as an expert by TÜV NORD. Nathan has been with HRI since 2012, after working with Apple , Motorola, and Lutron Electronics. He plays a crucial role in the development of our technology for embedded and safety critical systems. Nathan’s new certification is just one more example of HRI’s continued and rigorous commitment to excellence in machine safety.

Safe Remote Control: Our Safe Remote Control System continued to find interesting and worthwhile applications throughout the year with customers in every domain of mobile robotics: in the air, on and under the water, and on land. It also confirmed our belief that all machines are becoming robots by finding new applications from defense to construction vehicles to amusement parks.

Custom Projects: While our stock products continued to grow in 2015, we were increasingly grateful for a growing number of custom requests from machinery innovators with complex needs for wireless machine control. It’s a sign of the times that most machinery producers across virtually all industries are thinking about how to make their products more intelligent, autonomous, mobile, collaborative, safer and more productive through some addition of advanced technology. We have been enormously grateful for requests to apply our wireless technology to situations we could not have foreseen years ago, and are encouraged by our ability to apply our core principles to a varying array of machine control situations. Look for our custom development program to be more formalized and take an increasing role in 2016.

On Deck in 2016: We’re looking forward to this year! Current plans to aggressively expand our product line, team, and customer outreach include:

  • An authorized integrator program to formalize our great relationships at the “tip of the spear.”
  • A variety of new form factors for handheld controllers that will open up new ways of customizing the way humans interact with machines.
  • A new machine-side receiver that’s smaller, incredibly reliable, and compatible with an even greater array of industries.
  • Massive multipoint functionality, for controlling and emergency stopping a swarm of machines.
  • Collaborative partnerships with a few of the most recognizable companies in the world to jointly develop next generation technology in both the mobile and industrial realms.

In short, 2015 was a great year, and one where we saw an increasing number of industries begin to embrace wireless control. We are gratified to see our products bring safe, efficient control to fields as varied as automotive manufacturing, specialty robotics, defense, recycling, agriculture, mining, forestry, and more. All signs point to a future where all machines are going wireless, and we’re here to provide the tools to make that transition safely and smoothly.

We’d like to take this opportunity to thank all of our customers from 2015 and say that we are looking forward to collaborating with you as time goes on. Please stay in touch, and best wishes for a safe and prosperous 2016!

Press Release: Partnership Announcement Between Humanistic Robotics, Inc (HRI) and Critical Solutions International (CSI)

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Humanistic Robotics, Inc., (HRI) a robotics and technology innovator dedicated to making the world safer with technology, has partnered with Critical Solutions International (CSI) to package HRI’s landmine and IED rollers with CSI’s life-saving Husky vehicle, thus increasing the capabilities of CSI’s offerings.

Known for its innovative, user-centered approach, HRI developed its mine rollers with funding from the U.S. Army and has now deployed them in multiple operations across Africa and the Middle East. From commercial oil and gas development, to peacekeeping missions and army engineering missions worldwide, route clearance is on the rise. Moreover, as new conflicts involving asymmetric warfare grow across the globe, landmine/IED protection strategy becomes increasingly important.

“The landmine and IED problem needs a multi-faceted toolbox to confront it, and our rollers provide an additional tool, adding value to CSI and their customers,” said Samuel Reeves, Co-Founder and CEO, HRI. “Our rollers allow for protection in higher speed situations and with CSI’s tremendous history of safe detection, it is the ideal match. We are excited to partner with such a respected company whose mission aligns so perfectly with ours.”

Rollers are used to combat landmines and IEDs, with an ultimate goal of protecting the personnel traveling in a convoy where ease of use and maintenance are critical. HRI’s rollers lead in accuracy, effectiveness and safety, and offer a radical simplicity that enables users to replace most parts in minutes without the need for a maintenance depot. HRI delivers great results because the roller is calibrated to always exert the threshold ground force requirement even on very difficult, uneven roads.

“HRI’s rollers provide CSI with the ability to deliver a more comprehensive offering – increasing survivability and saving lives,” said Patrick Callahan, CEO, CSI. “This need is on the rise, and a partnership like this makes perfect sense.”


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Brian Lamont
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Humanistic Robotics, Inc.
111 South Independence Mall East
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Philadelphia, PA 19106
Phone: 267-515-5880
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Oshkosh Defense Helping to Defuse Lethal Roadside Bombs with HRI’s Mine Rollers


A robotic minesweeper aims to defuse lethal roadside bombs that represented the signature weapon killed or wounded thousands of troops in Afghanistan and Iraq. The all-terrain vehicle developed by Oshkosh Defense resembles an ordinary military vehicle equipped with a mine roller that can clear the way ahead of convoys without a human driver.

Oshkosh Defense has worked with both the U.S. Marines and Army to figure out how its TerraMax Unmanned Ground Vehicle could act as the vanguard or scout for manned military vehicles—using mine rollers and ground penetrating radar detector to locate and set off mines or improvised explosive devices(IEDs). In a worst-case scenario, the TerraMax minesweeper could take the brunt of roadside bomb explosions or ambushes and spare the human soldiers following behind in their own vehicles. Oshkosh recently showed off its vehicle’s capability to navigate courses simulating minesweeping missions at the Eurosatory 2014 defense exhibition held in Paris from June 16-20.

For the complete article in IEEE Spectrum please click on the following link: 

For more about Oshkosh Defense please visit:



Humanistic Robotics, Inc. is attending RoboBusiness 2013

HRI at RoboBusiness 2013Humanistic Robotics, Inc (HRI) will be attending in the upcoming RoboBusiness Conference on October 23-25, 2013 in Santa Clara, CA.  RoboBusiness is the leading business development event for the global robotics industry, where executives come together to accelerate the commercial advancement of robotics.  To setup a meeting with a representative from HRI at RoboBusiness, contact us at [email protected].

Humanistic Robotics, Inc., (HRI) is a robotics and technology innovator dedicated to making the world safer through engineering and design.

Humanistic Robotics, Inc. to Attend National Robot Safety Conference

Humanistic Robotics, Inc (HRI) will be participating in the upcoming Robot Industry Association’s (RIA) 25th Annual National Robot Safety Conference on October 14-16, 2013 in Indianapolis, Indiana.  RIA’s 25th annual National Robot Safety Conference is the world’s leading event for industrial robot safety and compliance.  In-depth coverage of the new R15.06 (2012 Edition) of the Robot Safety Standard which is harmonized with the ISO 10218 standards will be provided.

HRI will also display its Safe Remote Control System (SRCS). The SRCS is a wireless handheld controller that achieves much more capability than a traditional “belly box” controller or military control console, in a lightweight and ergonomic package that the user can comfortably interact with during an entire day. In form, the handheld device looks like the controllers employed in typical video game systems, but houses much more. It’s a rugged device, water, shock and dust resistant, containing a myriad of safety devices that are far more advanced than most control interfaces – even those that are much larger. It’s a form factor very familiar to younger users, requiring nearly no training, and quickly learned by more experienced operators.

Humanistic Robotics, Inc., (HRI) is a robotics and technology innovator dedicated to making the world safer through engineering and design.

Humanistic Robotics, Inc. to Exhibit at 2013 DSEI Conference

DSEI 2013Humanistic Robotics, Inc (HRI) will exhibit at the 2013 DSEI Conference at the ExCel London Exhibition and Convention Centre on Sept. 10-13, 2013.

What: 2013 DSEI Conference

When: Sept 10-13, 2013

Where: ExCel London Exhibition and Convention Centre, Booth N10-136

DSEI is the world’s largest fully integrated defense and security exhibition specializing in Land, Air, Sea, Security and Unmanned Solutions.  Based in ExCeL, London every two years, the event brings together international exhibitors from more than 50 countries. HRI will be exhibiting in the North Hall at booth N10-136.

HRI will feature the world’s safest, most customizable, and cost effective land mine & IED rollers for route proving, vehicle protection, proofing, and survey.  HRI’s roller solutions provide increased safety through consistent ground coverage and terrain mapping while a modular design minimizes down time for simple repairs and routine maintenance.  HRI’s featured roller, the Advanced Route Clearance Roller (RCR-A), is built on years of extensive testing and experience in the explosive hazard industry. The RCR-A uses the common swing arm design seen in many HRI products that has been thoroughly tested during explosive tests, endurance testing, and successful fielding. It was designed as a route clearance and route verification roller to be used in combat engineering, force protection, and road clearance missions. The independently-rotating roller banks improve handling for vehicles that require higher-speed capability.

HRI will also display its Safe Remote Control System (SRCS). The SRCS is a wireless handheld controller that achieves much more capability than a traditional “belly box” controller or military control console, in a lightweight and ergonomic package that the user can comfortably interact with during an entire day. In form, the handheld device looks like the controllers employed in typical video game systems, but houses much more. It’s a rugged device, water, shock and dust resistant, containing a myriad of safety devices that are far more advanced than most control interfaces – even those that are much larger. It’s a form factor very familiar to younger users, requiring nearly no training, and quickly learned by more experienced operators.

Humanistic Robotics, Inc., (HRI) is a robotics and technology innovator dedicated to making the world safer through engineering and design.

Lieutenant General (Ret.) Michael D. Barbero Joins Board of Advisors

Michael D. BarberoHRI is pleased to announce that Lieutenant General (Ret.) Michael D. Barbero has joined our Board of Advisors. Lieutenant General (Ret.) Barbero was most recently the Director of the Joint Improvised Explosive Device Defeat Organization (JIEDDO). In this role he was responsible for leading the Defense Department’s actions to rapidly provide counter-IED capabilities in support of combatant commanders, military services and other federal agencies to enable the defeat of the IED as a weapon of strategic influence.  Read the rest of his biography.