CES 2023

Abhi Shah, Raiza Newberry-Quiroz, Moxie the robot and a serving cat robot in front of a CES board.

We recently had the opportunity to witness some of the most spectacular displays, experiences, and hottest products at CES 2023. Although we didn’t see anywhere close to everything, we found that our favorite exhibits used automation to solve human problems. Below are our top exciting things that you might have missed. ROBOTICS: RapidPlan by Realtime Robotics […]

Greg Kinney

Greg Kinney in a black polo and glasses smiling in front of dark brown wood.

Greg grew up in Las Vegas, NV before attending Loras College to play Men’s Volleyball and obtain his engineering degree. After moving to Texas and working in both the pressure vessel and flight simulator industries, Greg earned his Masters in Mechanical Engineering from UT-Austin. In his free time, he enjoys playing beach volleyball, woodworking, and […]

Spot Defender

A rendering of the Boston Dynamics Spot robot with the Trimble spot defender mount and laser attached to it's back.

The Spot Defender is a rugged mount that allows the Trimble X7 3D laser scanner to be remotely operated on the back of a Boston Dynamics Spot robot. There were several key requirements needed for a successful marriage of these technologies. The mount needed to properly position the X7 relative to all of the other accessories potentially […]

The Continuous Refinement of Product Requirements

An illustration of four boxes labeled product on them are on a conveyor belt. Inside the conveyor belt as the gears are a symbol of time, a brain, a paper that says req (short for requirements), a diamond, and a money symbol.

So, you have a great idea. The next thing you want to know is how long will it take and how much will it cost to bring it to life? Most clients who come through our doors at Pump Studios have these questions. The answers require factoring in many variables, but the first step is […]

Liz Ruchte

Liz Ruchte, standing in front of a blue metal background. She is wearing a black shirt and is smiling.

Liz has hands-on experience delivering solutions at all stages of development, from concept through volume manufacturing, and is passionate about empowering human ingenuity to promote innovation. Her experience in product development allows for a holistic perspective, and an understanding of factors that drive project requirements and success, while also providing technical expertise. Liz earned her […]

Proudly Celebrating 15 Years!

A red boarded birthday cake that reads "Happy Birthday Pump" There is a 1 and 5 candle lit up on the cake and a gray 3D printed gasoline pump in front of the cake.

Like many of our projects, Pump Studios started as an idea—to create a company that was innovative, flexible, and ever-changing for the needs of our clients. A design firm specializing in mechanical engineering with the stability and insight to adapt to our changing environment and the evolving technology of a demanding market. We are proud […]