Mission Robotics Inc. was founded by Brian Grau, Charles Cross, and Walt Holm, who all met while working together at OpenROV (now Sofar Ocean Technologies). We have a combined quarter-century of ROV (Remotely Operated Vehicle) design and operation experience, in addition to having worked in the aerospace and autonomous vehicle industries. We were major contributors to the design, production, and customer experience behind the OpenROV 2-Series open-source kits. We also led the design and development of the electronics and software systems for the OpenROV Trident ROV, and developed a manufacturing and production process that put thousands of these vehicles into the hands of users around the world.
We founded Mission Robotics Inc. with the goal of taking everything we’ve learned, and building the highest capability-to-cost ratio marine platforms, yet keeping them flexible enough for researchers and businesses to customize for their particular mission.