We are disruptive.

There have been no significant advances in robotic transmission technology in over 50 years.

It’s time for a Revolution in Motion


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How Do Athletes do it?

The M-DRIVE was developed on principals of kinesiology and kinematics, the study of the human and non-human body movement.

The innovative design simulates the motion of an athlete running,  the pads and linkages emulated hips, legs, knees, and feet of a mechanical runner.

Motion algorithms were created, modeled and applied to the M-DRIVE mechanism.

Be Different

New Patented Gear Drive

The brains behind the Motus M-DRIVE is Carlos Hoefken, the CTO, and the Founder of Motus Labs. As a former robot systems integrator, Carlos was frustrated with the cost and limitations of current gear drive technology. Carlos was determined to come up with a smarter solution. His determination led to many late nights, lots of tinkering, and five years of dedication, resulting in a unique, breakthrough precision transmission architecture that has seven U.S. patents issued and other U.S. and international patents pending.


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M-Drive in Action

The M-DRIVE ‘legs and feet’ replaced the age-old brute-force gear teeth with low-friction mating surfaces that act like cleated shoes running on the inside of a cylinder that won’t slip under pressure.

A new method was applied to intelligently create and control the movement to maximize torque and minimize slippage and flexing. Later, a cam follower design and software tools were created to produce a perfectly optimized motion.

  • Dramatic increase in contact area and efficiency
  • Mating blocks can be made with lightweight materials
  • More torque for given weight
  • Lower weight for given torque
  • Greater rigidity, stable control over the robot

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Just Imagine

We know the M-DRIVE can significantly impact the robotic industry due to the innovative design and all-around better efficiencies. Just imagine if the overall solution cost of building a robot could be cut up to 50%, yet it was stronger, more precise and lighter. Various industries would have the ability to use robots in more applications and bring them to market faster and cheaper.


Agricultural robots automate slow, repetitive and dull tasks for farmers including:

  • Harvesting and picking
  • Weed control
  • Autonomous mowing, pruning, seeding, spraying and thinning
  • Sorting and packing

Agricultural Robotics market should be $12.8B by 2022.


Medical Robots have diverse applications including:

  • Telepresence robots for remote caregiving
  • Disinfectant robots
  • Blood-drawing robots
  • Medication delivery robots
  • Haptic (touch-sensitive) therapy robots

The Medical Robot market will be a $13B market by 2022.


Service Robots assist human beings, typically by performing a job that is dirty, dull, distant, dangerous or repetitive, including household chores. They typically are autonomous and/or operated by a built-in control system, with manual override options. The Service Robot market will be worth $23.9B by 2022.


Exoskeleton Robots mimic, augment or enhance the body’s movements. The primary application is in medical rehabilitation and is also seen in military uses. Partial exoskeletons are used in construction. The Exoskeleton market will be a $3B market by 2022.


Defense Robots are deployed by the military in combat scenarios. These robots enhance a soldier’s or sailor’s existing capabilities while keeping them out of harm’s way. Defense Robots are a $18B market today, growing to $30B by 2021.


Construction Robots have many uses:

  • 3D printing of large structures
  • Bricklaying
  • Dual-arm heavy equipment for disaster relief
  • Climbing robots for inspection and construction.
  • Demolition

Construction Robots will be a $320M market by 2021.


Humanoid Robots are in humanoid and non-humanoid forms. These robots are intended to interact with customers in finding items or completing a task. The Humanoid Robot market was $60M in 2017, growing to $90M by 2022.


Logistical Robots are the fastest growing service robot segment. There are multiple applications including:

  • Container loading/unloading
  • Stationary piece picking
  • Custom packaging

This segment is a $4B market today, growing to $20B by 2021.


Inspection Robots are equipped with cameras and are made to inspect tight spaces. They go everywhere you can’t (or won’t) go: into attics, under houses, inside ducts, down sewers and through culverts and pipes. The Inspection Robots market size is projected to reach $3.72B by 2021.

Industrial Cleaning

Industrial Cleaning Robots are professional service robots designed to perform cleaning tasks in an industrial setup. Tasks include floor cleaning (sweeping, vacuuming, scrubbing, and high-pressure washing), duct and pipe cleaning. The Industrial Cleaning Robot market is projected to grow to $302.42M by 2022

Kudos from Companies

Ready for the Revolution in Motion

Motus Labs technology will change the face of the global robotics market.

Manager Top-10 Industrial Robot Designer

The M-DRIVE is a core technology in our high-precision, high performance, haptic robot. Positioned as the first personal robot, it gives arms and legs to the Internet of Things (IoT).

Robot Designer Service Robot Company

Mind-blowing invention, a generational architecture that will be essential for decades.

Highly Regarded Gear Engineer Service Robot Company

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