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TITAN pushes the boundaries of state-of-the-art technologies to deliver flexible intelligent robotic solutions.

Complex Systems

Robots come in many shapes and sizes. Titan is not afraid to take on the largest of systems or the most precise challenges.

Flexible Solutions

Titan's core software technology can be used to dynamically plan and control mutli-axis robotic systems with unique hardware configurations for any application.

What We Do

Keys of Titan Robots

Titan uses commercial robotic hardware where possible. Our software is robot agnostic. We will work with any industrial robot or custom robotic system.

Titan software includes full collision modeling. We ensure that our robots will not hit your part. This allows us to work in close proximity to high value assets without fear of collision. This is enabled by our part localization, mechanical design, path planning, and dynamic control.

Titan uses in-process part localization to find the part we are working on before working on it. This allows us to compensate for variance in part positions.

Titan software plans robot paths during operation. This means there are no taught paths and the ability to work on a large variety of parts that would infeasible with traditional approaches to automation.

Titan uses a control scheme incorporating machine learning and artificial intelligence that allows dynamic control of the robot and robot tool. This ensures the robot and tool are always in the desired position with a high level of confidence.

Titan uses a proprietary cable management system that enables very controlled and predictable cable movement to the robot end effector even when doing non-repetitive movements.


Core Capabilities


Industrial Robot Integration and Custom Systems

Titan integrates industrial robot hardware. Where OEM equipment does not exist to meet the customers' needs, we have an in-house team of electrical and mechanical engineers to develop the solution.


Non-Destructive Inspection (NDI)

Titan's robotic systems can deliver the latest sensor technologies to complex surfaces for data collection. Applications include 3D scanning, non-contact thickness measurement, and other challenging inspection tasks.


Mobile Robots

Titan's approach in modeling and control allows for very complex robotic systems including industrial arms on mobile bases. This allows access to areas not typically accessible to industrial robots.


Surface Processing

Titan's expertise in laser paint removal can be applied to any surface, regardless of its complexity, and adapted for other surface treatments such as painting, sanding, etc.


Graphic User Interface

Titan believes a customer should never have to write or even look at a line of computer or robot code. All interaction with Titan systems is through a Graphical User Interface (GUI).


Simulation and Digital Twin

Titan systems include a simulation environment that also acts as a digital-twin. All processes are tracked in real time providing a high-fidelity record of all system behavior.

Highlighted Application


Laser Paint Removal

Titan Robotics has executed multiple contracts to deliver Robotic Laser De-Paint systems to the United States Air Force.

Production System

Titan has handed over control of laser paint removal systems to USAF operators to use in the periodic maintenance of aircraft. These systems incorporate the portfolio of core technologies Titan can deliver to its customers.

Continual Improvement

Titan has worked with our customer to deliver iterative updates to both hardware and software systems improving system capabilities and reliability. We continue to test and improve our laser processes in our engineering facility laboratory to expand substrate and surface treatment removal capabilities.

About Us

Experienced Team

Our team is made of industry experts across robotic systems. Our engineering experience includes cutting edge modeling, path planning, machine vision, machine learning, industrial robotics, lean manufacturing, and almost all other areas of advanced robotics.

Undetered by Challenge

Our team works with equipment suppliers to improve designs and push limits to bring proven technologies into new application spaces. If a piece of hardware does not exist that we need, we have an engineering team ready to build the solution.

Customer Focused

We strive to work with our customers to determine the best solution given the newest technologies available.

Our History


Early Attempts Pre-Titan

Before NREC and Titan involvement, numerous attempts to automate airframe surface processing were made with limited success.


AFRL Funded Development

After successful participation in a US Air Force competition, the Air Force funded an effort at the National Robotics Engineering Center (NREC) to develop an automated full aircraft surface processing system. This started with delivering a high-power laser to the surface of aircraft to remove paint. 


First Systems Go Live

The USAF determined the laser de-paint system is vetted and could be used on production aircraft.

late 2014

Titan Robotics Inc. Formed

After considerable external interest in the underlying technology, Carnegie Mellon spun out a company (Titan) to broadly commercialize the technology. Titan Robotics Inc. was granted the exclusive license to the technology that enables our systems.


First Contract Award

Titan Robotics Inc. receives first contract in transfer of technology from Carnegie Mellon / NREC.


Expanding into Other Depots

Titan Robotics Inc. is awarded a contract at Warner Robins AFB in Macon, GA. Our laser depaint system is being integrated in a different hardware configuration showing the versatility of our systems. 


Expansion of Technology

The team at Titan has continued to develop the software to provide better and more diverse capabilities.

Titan in The News and In Person



2013 Edison Awards


2014 DoD
Great Idea Winner

Titan Robotics

2516 Jane Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15203