What we do. Is who we are.

DENNIS MAJOE

Founder + Director, BSc MSc MBA PhD

What’s your background?

"I have learnt a lot of the years working in various fields, however my expertise lie in embedded systems, machine learning, advanced actuators and high power analogue electronics as well as medical and robotic sensors."

Why did you start Motion-Robotics?

"There are six life processes that all living organisms perform, one of those is movement. Making things move, to me, is creating moments of life from the artificial.

 

Robotics demand translatable systems that humans need to function; you need sensors, actuators and intelligence. For me what is out there on the market now is not good enough and so Motion-Robotics is looking to amend this and to start out we are looking at drones as a commercially viable means to push for innovation in the industry."

What makes you different?

"When we look at robotics, of any form, there is a cross over between the computer science (AI) and the mechanical engineering (actuators). In a vacuum each one is relatively easy, however, it is the blend of the digital and the analogue which is tricky, but also offers the most reward.

The focus of the company is not just drones. Drones represent the “easiest” way of creating and monetising the technology, whilst still blending automation with new design. We have a market with EDDY but what is revolutionary is our new motor technology."

Where is Motion-Robotics now?

"We have been trading now for two years with intense funding from Innovate UK which has helped us test ideas and expand our IP portfolio, which are all being used in today’s projects. Our collaborations have helped us create several partnerships with leading Universities around the globe and we are hoping that our STAR project will not only be a success in Greece and Nigeria but also internationally."

What is the future of sky transport?

"There has been a huge push for air transport from several the big companies, UBER included. However, the true future of air transport is in electric flight."

What is the future of Motion-Robotics?

"There is a wider context which we will have to fit into. There will be an infrastructure for drones which will dictate automation protocol.

We are optimistic about our prospects and our tests say that our IP has the potential to revolutionise motor design. In next few years we will hopefully be implementing our technology is a wide range of electric vehicles; from air taxis to drones, to ground based vehicles."