Petronics, formerly Sprite Robotics, specializes in building nimble, autonomous robots for the home and office. Their first product introduced was Mousr, an artificially intelligent robotic mouse designed to autonomously entertain cats. Mousr raised over $100k on Kickstarter and began shipping in 2018.
Petronics was co-founded in 2014 by University of Illinois alumni Dave Cohen, David Jun, and Michael Friedman. Dave Cohen attended the University of Illinois for his undergraduate degree in industrial and systems engineering and his graduate degree in electrical and computer engineering. David Jun is a PhD-trained engineer in electrical and computer engineering. Michael Friedman has a graduate degree in electrical and computer engineering and digital signal processing.
EnterpriseWorks Tenure: 2015-2019
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After graduating EnterpriseWorks in 2019, Petronics remained in Champaign, IL.