About Sarcos

For more than 30 years, Sarcos has created dexterous robotic systems designed to master the world's most dangerous and unpredictable environments.

About Us

Sarcos Robotics is revolutionizing the future of work across the private and public sectors through its advanced line of robotic products that augment, rather than replace, humans. By combining the intelligence, instinct, and judgment of humans with the strength, endurance, and precision of machines, the result is a workforce that is not only safer but significantly more productive.

Our Mission

Save lives and prevent injury while helping humans go farther and accomplish more than ever before.

Our Focus

Complex problems call for specialized solutions. At Sarcos, we are enabling the workforce of the future by deploying robots that combine human intelligence, instinct and judgment with the strength, endurance and precision of machines.

Our Reputation

Our experience, dedication and ability to deliver, where no one else can, has earned us our reputation as a true technology leader with a singular focus on the people we serve.

Sarcos History

Development Begins on the Utah Arm

December 17, 1974

Development begins on the first, high-performance prosthetic arm designed for people with upper-arm amputations: the Utah Arm. Motion Control Inc. is founded to produce the Utah Arm.

First Utah Arm

December 17, 1981

The first Utah Arm is made available in 1981. The product remains the leading myoelectrical controlled prosthetic arm in the world.

Sarcos is Founded

December 17, 1983

Moving from prosthetics to robotic development, Sarcos spins out of Motion Control, Inc. and the University of Utah. Sarcos is distinctive for its technically diverse engineers and designers who incorporate biological and engineering perspectives to produce dexterous systems that replicate natural movement and augment human capabilities, all while increasing safety.

Humanoid and Entertainment Robots

December 17, 1987

Walt Disney Enterprises enlists Sarcos to create the first humanoid robots that move with human-like speed and grace. Universal Studios follows in 1993 with a request to redesign the King Kong characters for the Kongfrontation ride and to create 16 dinosaur robots for Jurassic Park: The Ride in 1994.

First Teleoperated Robotic System

December 17, 1988

At human-scale and kinematically equivalent, the Sarcos Dextrous® Arm is a hydraulically-actuated, force-reflective robot arm for high-fidelity dexterous applications in conditions that are inhospitable to humans, such as underwater and down to depths of 20,000 feet. The Dextrous Arm has an intuitive control interface and sufficient dexterity to provide operators with superior situational awareness with little operator training.

Sarcos SenSuit®

December 17, 1993

Sensing real-time, full-body joint motion of the wearer, the SenSuit records the natural movements of the human operator and communicates those actions to a humanoid robot or virtual world model. SenSuits are used worldwide to create recorded sequences for research and to control humanoid robots in real-time for entertainment.

Bellagio Fountains Las Vegas, NV

December 17, 1996

Partnering with fountain architects WET Design, Sarcos designs and begins construction of more than 200 waving fountains at the Bellagio Hotel. The fountains opened with the hotel in 1998 and continue to attract thousands of daily visitors.

A New Class of Military Exoskeletons

December 17, 2000

Sarcos accepts a DARPA contract award to develop a design for a powered military exoskeleton for the U.S. Army. A series of human-scale, hydraulically powered wearable robots are developed for demonstration to DARPA.

Sarcos is one of the top small-company recipients of DARPA funding over the past three decades.

Snake-like Robot

December 17, 2003

Sarcos is awarded DARPA funding for a “Multi-Dimensional Mobility Robot” intended to have a snake-like form factor and designed to climb poles. Larger and lower-cost versions are developed in the following years.

XOS-1 Begins Development

December 17, 2006

Of the 14 submissions to DARPA, the Sarcos XOS exoskeleton prototype is the accepted design. The XOS-1 hydraulically-powered, full-body robot reduces the weight of heavy loads for military personnel, which increases stamina, speed, and strength, without hindering mobility.

Raytheon Sarcos

December 17, 2007

Aerospace and defense tech leader Raytheon acquires Sarcos to operate as their robotics division and develop technologies for U.S. governmental agencies.

Time Magazine Best Innovations

December 17, 2010

The second-generation XOS-2 exoskeleton is lighter, faster, more energy-efficient, and stronger than the original; it is voted one of Time Magazine’s best innovations in 2010. The exoskeleton enables an operator to easily transport up to 150 lb while walking 3 mph, climbing stairs, steep inclines, lifting, moving, and placing heavy objects at human speeds.

Guardian® GT Prototype

December 17, 2010

Drawing from their dexterous and force-reflective technology’s early roots, Sarcos sets out to create a commercial version of the large robotic Dextrous® Arm. Less than 3 months after the project start, an initial prototype of the Guardian GT robot and force-reflective operator control interface is demonstrated.

Guardian GT Gets a Second Arm

December 17, 2011

Guardian GT robot receives a second arm. Each arm has seven degrees of freedom, is equipped with dexterous end-effectors, and can lift up to 500 lb.

Heavy-Lift System Begins Development

December 17, 2014

Sarcos works with the Air Force Research Laboratory to develop a lightweight, high lift capacity pneumatic system for rescue missions to recover survivors in downed aircraft, rolled vehicles, or collapsed structures.

Sarcos Becomes Independent Again

December 17, 2014

Sarcos Corp. separates from Raytheon to return to being a privately-owned small company, focusing on commercial production of various robotics technologies.

Series A Funding

December 17, 2016

Sarcos Series A funding totals more than $25 million. Investors include Schlumberger, Caterpillar, GE Ventures, and Microsoft.

Commercial Launch of Guardian GT

December 17, 2016

The Guardian GT robot makes its commercial debut by participating in the Mercury Control Center demolition.

Commercial Launch of Guardian S

December 17, 2017

Formerly exclusive to U.S. governmental agencies, the Guardian S robot becomes commercially available to enable and enhance the industrial workforce.

Best in Business

December 17, 2017

The Guardian S robot is awarded Gold in the Most Innovative Product of the Year category from the Best in Business Awards. The robot receives an honorable mention in the Innovation by Design category by Fast Company.

X-TAG Established

December 17, 2017

Sarcos partners with BMW, CAT, GE, and others to form the Exoskeleton Technical Advisory Group (X-TAG), a group that meets regularly to ensure the Guardian XO exoskeleton will meet the needs of the industry.
The X-TAG is dedicated to driving the development of powered, full-body exoskeletons that address the growing need for a safer, more efficient workforce across a myriad of industries.

Guardian GT Receives Industry Recognition

December 17, 2018

Frost & Sullivan awards the Guardian GT robot a Best Practices in Technology Innovation award in the dexterous mobile robotics industry. The Guardian GT robot is recognized as the IEEE Robot of the Week and one of the 100 Most Incredible and Innovative Technologies by Popular Science.

Energetic Autonomy

December 17, 2018

Unique from other exoskeletons, the Sarcos XO is energetically autonomous, capable of operating for extended duration using only onboard batteries, and is 14 times more efficient than the hydraulically-powered XOS-1.

Series B Funding

December 17, 2018

Sarcos secures $30 million in Series B funding from a consortium of investors co-led by DIG Investment and Alex. Brown. Each Series A investors also participate, including Caterpillar Ventures, Cottonwood Technology Fund, GE Ventures, Microsoft, and Schlumberger.

Sarcos Named a Top Company

December 17, 2019

Robotics Business Review recognizes Sarcos in its Top 50 Robotic Companies selection. The Guardian S robot earns a Product Innovation and Robot of the Week nod by IEEE.


December 17, 2020

Partnering with Delta Airlines, the Guardian XO exoskeleton debuts at the global stage for innovation, the Consumer Electronics Show (CES), in Las Vegas. The Guardian XO exoskeleton garners attention from across industries. It is named’s Best Robot of CES, Digital Trend’s Top Emerging Tech, Venture Beat’s Best Idea of CES, and Wired’s Smartest Technology on Show Floor.

Series C Funding

December 17, 2020

Sarcos raises $40 million in an oversubscribed Series C financing round. The Series C round was led by Rotor Capital, with most of Sarcos’ existing investors participating in the financing.

Sarcos Continues to be Recognized

December 17, 2020

Sarcos continues to prove its innovation, winning recognition as the Dexterous Robots & Exoskeletons Company of the Year by Frost & Sullivan, as an Innovation by Design finalist by Fast Company, and for the XO at the National Center for Manufacturing Sciences Commercial Technologies for Maintenance Activities Technology Competition.

Guardian® HLS Launches

December 17, 2020

Sarcos launches the Guardian HLS heavy-lift system for commercial use. Compact, portable, and easy to operate, the system is designed to lift rolled vehicles and other substantial payloads in less than five minutes.

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Working at Sarcos

Sarcos brings together the brightest minds in robotics to change how we approach the world’s most dangerous tasks. Explore our career opportunities, and start building tomorrow’s solutions today.

Our Core Values


Challenging ourselves


Delighting our customers


Rewarding our investors


Working as a team


Attacking with passion


Relishing that we are the underdog

Most importantly, we value working as a team. How we treat each other is paramount to our success. As such, each member of the team makes the following pledge when joining the company:

I will do my best to:

  • Treat everyone on our team, regardless of seniority or role, the way they want to be treated
  • Trust my colleagues and believe that they have the best of intentions
  • Proactively communicate in a candid manner, with sufficient information to allow my colleagues to achieve their objectives
  • Be open-minded and receptive to review, constructive feedback, and collaboration
  • Act with integrity by doing what is right for the company, my customers, my colleagues, and myself
  • Demonstrate a positive can-do attitude coupled with the drive and determination to win, while holding myself accountable for both my success and the success of the company
  • Never criticize, disparage, or malign colleagues behind their backs or in front of others
  • Not tolerate anyone in the company doing anything inconsistent with any of the above

Applying for a Job at Sarcos

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