01/09/2015

It all started with four engineers

We, Wouter, Julian, Job and Stijn, met each other for the first time in the robotics institute of the Delft University of Technology. Inspired by soft robotics, we started to think of ways how robots could solve problems and make life easier. In 6 months time, we took on the challenge to develop a robot. But we approached it from a different angle: we set out not to develop the stereotypical rough, cold industrial robot but rather a soft, cuddly one.

01/09/2015

It all started with four engineers

We, Wouter, Julian, Job and Stijn, met each other for the first time in the robotics institute of the Delft University of Technology. Inspired by soft robotics, we started to think of ways how robots could solve problems and make life easier. In 6 months time, we took on the challenge to develop a robot. But we approached it from a different angle: we set out not to develop the stereotypical rough, cold industrial robot but rather a soft, cuddly one.

01/10/2015

Time to solve some serious problems

We have experienced the effects of sleep deprivation ourselves through family and friends. As robotics engineers at the University of Technology Delft, we wanted to help our family members to achieve a great night’s rest with the technology of tomorrow. That’s when we decided to develop something that would actually make a difference.

01/10/2015

Time to solve some serious problems

We have experienced the effects of sleep deprivation ourselves through family and friends. As robotics engineers at the University of Technology Delft, we wanted to help our family members to achieve a great night’s rest with the technology of tomorrow. That’s when we decided to develop something that would actually make a difference.

28/06/2016

The start of Somnox and Yes!Delft

We decided to pause our studies to fully focus on Somnox. After an intense planning session at Julian’s home, we scheduled a meeting with Yes!Delft, the no. 4 Tech Incubator of Europe. After 3 months of entrepreneurial workshops, projects, and a road trip through Europe, it was time to work towards our Kickstarter. But first, we needed an office and of course some resources to fulfill our dream of bringing sleep to many.

28/06/2016

The start of Somnox and Yes!Delft

We decided to pause our studies to fully focus on Somnox. After an intense planning session at Julian’s home, we scheduled a meeting with Yes!Delft, the no. 4 Tech Incubator of Europe. After 3 months of entrepreneurial workshops, projects, and a road trip through Europe, it was time to work towards our Kickstarter. But first, we needed an office and of course some resources to fulfill our dream of bringing sleep to many.

14/11/2017

Let’s break some Kickstarter limits!

After finishing our latest prototypes, building 10 sleep robots, and successfully accomplishing our latest testing round, it was time to get our sleep robot across the globe. We launched a Kickstart which raised more than 200% in 30 days, thanks to a wonderful community. The button to initiate the production line of Somnox could finally be pressed.

14/11/2017

Let’s break some Kickstarter limits!

After finishing our latest prototypes, building 10 sleep robots, and successfully accomplishing our latest testing round, it was time to get our sleep robot across the globe. We launched a Kickstart which raised more than 200% in 30 days, thanks to a wonderful community. The button to initiate the production line of Somnox could finally be pressed.

The Future

What will be the next steps?

The coming months will be all about investing into fabrication equipment and the components of Somnox. Together with Auping, we will create Somnox out of these materials. Thanks to the Kickstarter period we’ve collected all the money we need to actually do these investments, because they are of course quite expensive. In the summer of 2018 the sleep robots will be delivered to the people who’ve ordered one through Kickstarter. In the coming six months, the Somnox will be further improved to be able to deliver an optimal Somnox sleeprobot to your home.

The Future

What will be the next steps?

The coming months will be all about investing into fabrication equipment and the components of Somnox. Together with Auping, we will create Somnox out of these materials. Thanks to the Kickstarter period we’ve collected all the money we need to actually do these investments, because they are of course quite expensive. In the summer of 2018 the sleep robots will be delivered to the people who’ve ordered one through Kickstarter. In the coming six months, the Somnox will be further improved to be able to deliver an optimal Somnox sleeprobot to your home.

meet the (dream) team

Julian Jagtenberg Somnox

Julian Jagtenberg
PR & Growth

As an industrial design engineer that studied at the University of technology Delft and his passion for (soft) robotics, Julian’s mission is to develop soft robotics to contribute to health and well being. If it’s up to Julian, our household will look a little different with the help of robotics.

Stijn Antonisse Somnox

Stijn Antonisse
Research & Development

Stijn is responsible for the product research and development traject within Somnox. With his background in mechanical engineering and driven by his vision of improving daily life through soft-robotic innovation, he is eager to create the sleep robot that gives you the night’s rest you require.

Wouter Kooyman van Guldener
Finance & Embedded Systems

With a background in computer science at the TU Delft and a passion for electronics, Wouter manages the embedded systems part of the sleep robot. Oh, he is also good with numbers and makes sure the company always has enough cash.

Job engels
Lead Software developer

Job is a highly driven software developer with a passion for robotics and Artificial intelligence. Focussing during his studies in Computer Science on Machine learning and data processing, Job posseses the necessary skills to develop Somnox into a truly remarkable, self-learning robot.