About smile robotics, Inc.

Smile Robotics, Inc. is a start-up of robot development, founded in 2019 with the mission "Smiles for the whole world with robot technology". The best Robotic Engineers in the world came together to achieve this goal, all ex-JSK (Information Systems Engineering at the University of Tokyo) and ex-Google (SCHAFT).

We are developing the best mobile manipulator capable of coexisting in harmony with people. Innovation in internal micrologistics of restaurants and stores.


Company Characteristics

  • The only company which CEO is ex-SCHAFT (Google)

  • One of the few startups which CEO has a background in Robotics Engineering

  • All engineers are ex-Google (SCHAFT) and ex-JSK (University of Tokyo)

  • The entire team, including BizDev, has experience in biped robot development

  • Talented team to develop both sides, Software and Hardware, at the highest level in the world

Board members

Founder & CEO
Takashi Ogura


Hiroyuki Sunazuka


Takashi completed Ph.D at the University of Tokyo (JSK), worked at Toyota (Partner Robot department), SCHAFT and Google (X). He founded Smile Robotics in June 2019.

  • Biped robot @JSK at Tokyo University (Ph.D)

  • Life Support Robot @Toyota

  • Humanoid rescue robot at disaster @SCHAFT

  • Humanoid robot @Google (X)

Hiroyuki completed master's degree at Waseda University, worked at Recruit Holdings, moved to Brazil, worked at Brazilian companies and founded 2 startups. He assumed his current position in September 2020.

  • Biped Robot @Waseda University (Master) in Japan

  • BizDev @Recruit Holdings in Japan

  • BizDev @ReclameAQUI / BlueTreeHotels / OYO in Brazil

  • Founder&CEO @ 2 x Start-UPs in Brazil

Company Profile

Name: Smile Robotics, Inc.

Location: Hightech-Hongo Bldg. 1F, 5-25-18 Hongo, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo, Japan 113-0033

Founder and CEO: Takashi Ogura

Founded: 06/28/2019

Capital: JPY 30,256,304

Business: Development of robots

Web-site: https://www.smilerobotics.com/






FoundX Founders Program - Tokyo University Start-UPs Training Center

Utokyo-IPC 1stRound - 4th Incubation Program

NEDO (New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization)
STS - Seed-stage Technology-based Startup Support Program

We are hiring Engineers (professionals / interns) with experience in robotics (Software / Hardware)