pi4_robotics GmbH is one of the leading manufacturers of machine vision systems, automatic inspection systems and robots, based in Berlin, Germany. Currently its system solutions are particularly used in such industry sectors as photovoltaics, automotive, glass, medicine and pharmaceuticals, fuel cell manufacturing as well as in the field of ceramics. In the photovoltaic industry pi4_robotics is leading the way with its quality inspection systems based on electroluminescent technology.
pi4_robotics invented the product identification system PV-IDent.
On the basis of electroluminescence images of solar panels, this system detects inherent
product characteristics and uses them for product recognition. PV-IDent is a registered
trademark of pi4_robotics GmbH.
In 2010, pi4_robotics GmbH raised public awareness by introducing its pi4_workerbot.
pi4_workerbot is the first humanoid factory worker worldwide that can be acquired by
purchase. This product has won inter alia the MM Awards at Automatica 2010, the Tech-Star
2010 at the trade fair Vienna-Tec, and became a finalist at euRobotics TechTransfer Award
Matthias Krinke, M. Eng., founded the company pi4_robotics GmbH 1994 – at first as a
commercial operation , which he turned to a limited liability company six years later. Since
1994 its headquarters and manufacturing facilities has been located in Berlin. Currently the
company has almost 50 employees working in Germany. Sales and service partners
in 29 countries with 43 offices have been representing the company worldwide since 2003.