About Us

At BOW, we’re driven by a singular vision: Unlocking the next golden age of humanity through a collaboration-revolution in Robotics software. We are revolutionising the field of robotics by simplifying the complexities involved in programming, integrating, and deploying robotic solutions. Founded on the principles of innovation, accessibility, and efficiency, BOW is dedicated to empowering developers, businesses, and academic institutions to harness the full potential of robotics technology. Our mission is to bridge the gap between the digital and physical worlds, enabling the creation of robotic applications that were once deemed too complex or inaccessible.

Our Journey

The genesis of BOW came from a realisation that the robotics industry was fraught with barriers to entry, including the steep learning curves associated with robot-specific programming languages and the siloed nature of robotic systems. In response, we developed the BOW Software Development Kit (SDK), a groundbreaking platform designed to democratise robotics programming and make it accessible to a wider audience.

The Team

Photo of Nick Thompson

Nick Thompson


Eleanor Tang


Stephan Hollingshead


Stuart Wilson


Jem Davies

Non-Exec Director

Suzanne Oliver

IP Advisor

Prof. Tony Prescott

Chief Scientific Advisor

What We Offer


At the heart of our offerings is the BOW SDK, a comprehensive toolkit that abstracts the underlying complexity of robotics programming. It provides developers with a universal API, simulation environments for testing applications, and the BOW Hub for managing robot licences and communications.


Our simulator allows developers to test and refine their applications in a controlled environment before deploying them to real-world robots, ensuring reliability and safety.


The BOW API is designed for intuitive development, enabling the creation of sophisticated robotics applications with ease.


A central management system for robot licences and communication, the BOW Hub streamlines the deployment and operation of robotic solutions.

Our Vision

Our vision is to create a world where the development and deployment of robotics solutions are not hindered by technical complexities. We aim to foster an ecosystem where developers, irrespective of their robotics programming background, can contribute to advancing the field of robotics. By doing so, we believe we can unlock new possibilities in various sectors including manufacturing, healthcare, education, and beyond.

Our Values

Beauty in Simplicity,
Breaking Barriers, Beyond Expectations In every innovation we seek elegance within complexity. Our work transcends expectations, as we dismantle the barriers that limit accessibility and creativity in robotics and embodied intelligence.

Originality, Openness, and Optimism
In an environment where innovative ideas can flourish, we explore new horizons with a commitment to originality. With every step, we champion openness and integrity, and meet challenges with pragmatic optimism and forward thinking.

World-Changing Ambitions and Wisdom through Diversity
To enrich lives globally, we leverage diverse insights to inform solutions, believing that varied perspectives yield impactful innovation. We are dedicated to a mission that extends beyond ourselves – to make the world a better place through the power of robotics.

Why Choose BOW?

  • Accessibility: BOW lowers the barrier to entry for robotics programming, making it accessible to software developers from diverse backgrounds.
  • Efficiency: Our platform reduces the time and resources required to develop and deploy robotic applications.
  • Innovation: We encourage innovation by providing the tools and support needed to explore new applications of robotics technology.

Join Us

We invite developers, innovators, and visionaries to join us in our journey to reshape the world of robotics. Whether you’re looking to develop cutting-edge robotic applications, integrate robotics into your business operations, or explore the potential of robotics in academia, BOW provides the platform and support to turn your vision into reality.