World Economic Forum on Thursday announced its selection of the world’s 61 most promising Technology Pioneers 2018, the most diverse class of such pioneers.

Cambridge, MA, June 21, 2018- Soft Robotics, a Massachusetts-based robotic automation leader, was selected among hundreds of candidates as one of the World Economic Forum’s “technology pioneers”.

Spun out of a collaboration between the Whitesides Group at Harvard University and DARPA, Soft Robotics designs and builds soft robotic automation systems that can grasp and manipulate items with human hand-like dexterity.

Following its selection as Technology Pioneer, CEO Carl Vause of Soft Robotics will be participating in the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting of the New Champions.

“We welcome Soft Robotics in this diverse group of technology pioneers,” says Fulvia Montresor, Head of Technology Pioneers at the World Economic Forum.

“It’s an honor to be acknowledged as a tech pioneer by the World Economic Forum”, said Soft Robotics’ CEO Carl Vause.

About Soft Robotics: Soft Robotics designs and builds soft robotic automation systems that can grasp and manipulate items of varying size, shape and weight.