RoPro Design is an energetic company specializing in the design of robotic and mechanical prototypes. founded in 2003, RoPro Design has built a solid reputation with our customers for high quality, innovative, and low cost solutions requiring rapid integration and robust dependability. In plain talk, customers come to us when the budget is tight, the schedule tighter and failure is not an option. Robotics: On the robotics side of RoPro, our core focus is the design and construction of mobile robots in support of unmanned ground and flight vehicle development. This includes the robotizing of pre-existing mobile platforms for autonomous navigation. We have developed a tool-kit of unique mechanisms designed to control throttle, transmission, steering and braking systems for the majority of commercially available off-road electric and gas/diesel utility vehicles. In addition we also design and fabricate custom robots from scratch for those circumstances where off-the-shelf just won’t do. And lastly, we design supporting hardware for various robotics applications including 3D laser scanners, cameras and sensor packages. Acting in a subcontracting role to the nation’s top robotics firms, we have designed and fabricated hardware for NASA, US Army, US Navy, DARPA, Dept of Energy and Carnegie Mellon University as well as numerous hi-tech research firms both nationally and internationally. Mechanics: Complementary to our robotics work but not necessarily related to it, is what we informally call ‘Gadgets and Gizmos’. This is such a diverse field, that it is difficult to define the boundaries of what we do. Perusing the photo gallery is perhaps the best way to get a feel for what we do in this arena. You’ll find everything for devices to measure the diameter of trees to fiber optic connectors designed to live 100 ft under water. This category of work would be best described as All Things Mechanical.