About Us

Our History

 
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2005

Founder, Tom Lauwers, begins research on educational robotics at Carnegie Mellon University.

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2006-2009

At CMU’s CREATE Lab, Finches and Hummingbirds were made and tested in high schools, community colleges, and after-school programs.

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2010

Dr. Tom Lauwers completes his thesis and BirdBrain Technologies is born.

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2011

Finch Robot was officially launched.

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2012

Hummingbird Robotics Kit officially launched.

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2015

The second version, Hummingbird Duo, was kickstarted and shipped.

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2016

BirdBlox app allows for a tetherless option with the Hummingbird.

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2017

BirdBrain Technologies wins NSF Grant to develop a new robotics kit for elementary school with CMU’s CREATE Lab.