Harvest Automation, Inc. is a robotics company headquartered in Billerica, MA focused on manufacturing small, mobile material handling robots for industrial applications. Its first products address labor scarcity issues in the Nursery and Greenhouse market as well as the eCommerce Fulfillment market. Harvest Automation Inc. was founded in 2009 by former iRobot employees on the premise that there are many examples of work in the world that are repetitive, strenuous and dangerous and that can benefit from robotic automation. Roomba inventors Joseph Jones and Paul Sandin, and Roomba engineer Clara Vu, founded the company along with Chief Operating Officer Charles Grinnell, who served as Lead Engineer of a $300 million particle detector at CERN – Europes international physics research center. Since the formation of Harvest Automation, Inc., the company has received funding from various investors totaling at $30.6 million.