Founded: 2011, by Hans Abbink
Managing Director: Hans Abbink
Location: Rotterdam (The Netherlands)


About: Distributed Organisms, or DoBots, researches innovative solutions using Internet of Things, robotics and big data. They specialize in software from the perspective of robotics and apply this in Smart Robots. DoBots uses robotic software not only in mobile robots, but also applies it to related fields such as indoor localization.

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We at Almende Investments believe that ICT is most valuable when it is used to offer people the opportunity to organize their activities for themselves. Thus we have brought together several companies which are orientated around the concept of self-organization. All these companies use ICT – for instance agent technology or self-learning software – to aid people in organizing their own networks, and thus their own lives.