Tatum Robotics in the News





February 2023
NSF SBIR Funding

(Logo for the NSF America's Seed Fund SBIR)

We are very excited to announce that we have been awarded National Science Foundation (NSF) SBIR funding! Supporting R&D to ensure our prototypes are safe and effective, this 6-month funding will help build our growing team and next-generation designs! A big thank you to so many who helped us with this grant over the past year.

September 2022
Alpha Validation

(Woman holding on to robotic hand, smiling as she receives and copies the signs)

Tatum Robotics and our collaborators, the Deaf-Blind Contact Center, got together for a community social. Local DeafBlind folks and many more community members were able to participate and offer their feedback on our prototypes.

Oct 2021
New site at MassRobotics

(Logo for MassRobotics)

Through the ongoing collaboration with the Institute for Experimental Robotics, the team moved into the innovation workspace, MassRobotics. MassRobotics is home to dozens of individual companies with robotic and supporting technology with access to shared equipment and collaborative robots!

September 2021
Tatum Robotics Founded

(Three people standing around Tatum Robotics logo hanging on wall of logos)

After completing her thesis project, the Canadian National Institute for the Blind reached out to voice their support and offer a grant to continue R&D. This inspired the founding of the company, Tatum Robotics! Through the ongoing collaboration with Northeastern University’s Institute for Experimental Robotics, the team moved into the innovation workspace, MassRobotics.

Jun 2020
Samantha’s Master’s Thesis

(Photo including three people, woman on left holds on to robot hand)

In June 2020, in the height of the COVID pandemic, Samantha began her Master’s thesis aimed to develop a robotic hand to fingerspell tactile ASL. Working with the Deaf-Blind Contact Center in Allston MA, the first prototypes were evaluated by people with deafblindness.

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