about

Jetpack is a baby robotics startup with a unique flavor. It is a concept studio with the ambition to become a large-scale consumer robots manufacturer. It is a team of two generalists taking supersonic prototyping to their network.

Jetpack was founded by Oswald Berthold and Matthias Kubisch as a response to the world we find ourselves in. They combine in bringing exquisite culture, independent thinking, and academic qualification to real world playgrounds.

Jetpack is unique in so many ways that it is hard to start. Sometime it seems it could get by just through abundance.

philosophy

Watching robots is fun. But it’s thrilling to create your own robots and let them learn and develop skills.

We invite you to join our community of creators of learning robots and contribute by populating our future society with a variety of honestly intelligent and lovely robots doing all kinds of useful things.

We all think differently, and so are the robots we envision to create. Regardless of your technical background, Jetpack will find a way to provide you with the right tools and knowledge that help you to create the robot you imagine.

Curious? – Depending on the kind of robot you want to build, we have various do-it-yourself robot assembly kits in our products page.

team

The Jetpack team currently consists of its two founders Oswald Berthold and Matthias Kubisch. They met at HU Berlin in pertinent AI classes as undergrads. Their collaboration has intensified since then, up to the point of founding Jetpack Cognition Lab, Inc. in 2019 as a long-term move to support further development of their ideas on robots-as-they-could-be.

Taking a global view we operate from Berlin, Germany and build and sell robots for play, music, and research. Jetpack technology is infused with cutting edge research on self-learning robots. We want our robots to be grounded, honest and full of surprise.

We are certainly looking for like minds to join our adventure and become part of our team. If you’re hearing your call here, don’t waste time and get in touch via the Contact page right here or other channels such as Twitter or Instagram.

principles and ethics

Naturally we like to extend our personal ethics to the company that we are building. We are committed to a desirable future on and of this planet. This implies thinking and acting ecologically, human centered, and ecosocially fair. Would like to rise to meet the challenge of having all that while being economically self-supporting and able to grow to full potential.

When designing robots, we like to follow these maxims

We create our robots with love, care, and open-indedness. Our creations shall be used in a trustworthy, honest and peaceful kind.
The way robots are created and used should respect animal life and nature and have a positive impact on human society.
Robots should be learning and constantly adapting instead of being (remote) controlled by humans or being statically programmed. All robot competence from simple movement up to skillful locomotion ideally shall be the result of learning on the embodied robot. By today this is not yet always clear how to achieve, and most of the robotics is far away from this. But we are confident about our approach and we’re steadily working towards it.

When you create robots then we would be very happy if you also follow these guidelines.

If you like, you can continue to explore the detailed descriptions of our robots in the products section. If you like to have more information please don’t hesitate to contact us or alternatively, you can follow us on social media, we are @LabJetpack on Twitter, @jetpackcognitionlab on Insta.

Sincerely, the jetpack team.