About Newton Labs
Newton Labs is a privately held developer and manufacturer of machine vision and robotic systems serving a wide range of industries including: aerospace, automotive, bottling, electronics, medical, packaging, and nuclear, among many others.
Established in Cambridge, Massachusetts in 1990 as an offshoot of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and moved to Seattle in 1995, the company has for more than 18 years developed and marketed high performance, computer-driven automation for industrial processes. Newton products are designed to allow the quality, efficiency and cost effectiveness of computer technology to replace the human element in virtually every industry.
Newton engineers and staff design and code all of their own machine vision and robotics software, as well as operate their fully-equipped machine shop and vision lab. They design, manufacture, or modify virtually all of their own hardware, including controllers, cameras, lighting, electronics, machine control and mechanicals.
Newton Labs has deployed more than 20,000 machine vision, robotic and automation systems worldwide. Many of Newton's projects are the first-of-their-kind.
Newton is the worlds largest manufacturer and supplier of Underwater Laser Scanners.
The Early Years
In the mid-1990s, before the advent of their larger industrial projects, the four initial Newton founders pursued the dual markets of academic robotic researchers and robotic hobbyists. In order to establish a presence in those areas, the Newton team followed the lead of other manufactures and technical firms and entered the field of competitive sports; in this case, robotic soccer.
Advanced Newton technology enabled their creations to sweep the field in several national and international robotic competitions. As planned, they began receiving growing requests for information and orders of their software and robotic system products. This led to the launch of the earliest version of the Newton Labs website which showcased their competitive successes, academic publications and product lines. As a gauge of how far we have come, we have retained most of that original Newton academic website, which may be toured HERE.