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We are a team of engineers, product designers, and marketing professionals, who work on technical solutions to support and promote personal fitness and motivation. We develop intelligent fitness devices as well as fitness and motivational programs which run on theses devices as software apps and control them appropriately.

Management Team

Dr. Erwin Prassler

He is the founder and general manager of the company. He has been active for 25 years in the areas of research and development of service robotics. During this time he was active in several big national and international research projects in the fields of robotics and service robotics and has a PhD for autonomous systems at the Bonn-Rhein-Sieg University. He is a hobby-triathlete and marathon-runner and has participated in over 40 triathlons, marathons and bicycle marathons.

Walter Nowak

He is the authorized officer in the company. He has 10 years of experience as a developer in the fields of information technology and robotics. Over and above that, he is also active in the research management for five years of big national and international research- and development projects.

Sabine Oster

She is responsible for the areas of administration, finance and personnel. She brings with her several years of experience as a management assistant and was active in the fields of corporate communication, administration and sales. Sabine has practical experience as a coach for foreign languages. Apart from her work she has a diploma as an English teacher.

Tiana Nicolaus

She is responsible for the area of marketing and communication. She supervises our marketing processes from the design stage to the implementation, both online and classical marketing. In her studies of European Business she focused on online marketing, new product launch and web design. Tiana has practical experience in market research, marketing analysis and process optimization.

History

The company Locomotec GmbH was founded on March 8, 2010 and is registered under HRB Number 25082 at the Register Court of Augsburg, Germany. The company is head-quartered in Landsberg am Lech. The company maintains branches in Augsburg and Sankt Augustin, Germany.

The company is active in the development and marketing of technology in the field of mobility, therefore the addition of Locomotion Technologies to the name. There is less focus on mobility as there is on motion and agility. For the sake of people’s agility, Locomotec develops innovative devices and applications which take over the functions of personal movement exercises and as motivation trainer.

Since July 2010 Locomotec is the exclusive distributor of KUKA Laboratories GmbH for their robot KUKA youBot. The KUKA youBot is a so called mobile manipulator which was especially developed for research and training.

In order to keep both activities, the “personal motion- and motivation trainer” and the “mobile manipulator” separate from one another, the sister company youBot Store GmbH was founded in July of 2011.

Subsidary

youBot Store GmbH  was founded on July 4, 2011 and is a wholly owned subsidiary company of Locomotec. The business purpose of youBot Store GmbH is the distribution and advancing development of the KUKA youBot in cooperation with KUKA Laboratories GmbH. youBot Store GmbH operates the internet portal www.youBot-store.com. The webpage on one hand is an online store for the KUKA youBot with product relevant accessories and components, such as sensors, remote control or travel cases. On the other hand, the page functions as a portal for open source software and training material all around the KUKA youBot.