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Genesis Motion enters into strategic venture with Koch

Genesis Advanced Technology (GAT) and KCTG, the industrial-technology and engineered-equipment unit of Koch Industries, announced today Genesis Motion, a subsidiary of GAT, has received a strategic, controlling investment from Koch.

Under the companies’ agreement, they will form a new company — Genesis Motion Solutions (Genesis Motion) — to commercialize innovative electric motor and actuation technologies, including the LiveDriveTM actuator, that will advance robotics designs and platforms.

Engineers testing their products


Genesis has developed technologies that will change the way robots are built and move.

James Klassen, CTO Genesis Motion Solutions

“Genesis has developed technologies that will change the way robots are built and move,” added James Klassen, inventor of LiveDrive and chief technology officer of Genesis Motion. “Koch’s global reach in marketing and commercialization, as well as their history of successfully growing businesses, will allow us to continue to work with industry-leading companies who can benefit from incorporating our technologies into their offerings.”

“We are excited to partner with Koch to commercialize LiveDrive as well as our other pioneering technologies,” said Michael Gibney, president of Genesis Advanced Technologies. “The investment will enable us to further our work on mechanical inventions to benefit society.”

Discussion and presentation of the gears in action


LiveDrive, a revolutionary direct-drive electric actuation technology, provides significantly higher torque to weight ratio, zero backlash, greater speed and higher precision than current offerings.

Bob DiFulgentiz, KCTG president and chief operating officer, said, “Our significant investment in Genesis Motion enables Koch to partner with a team developing disruptive technologies in the rapidly growing robotics market. We are pleased that James Klassen will continue to lead technology development for this venture, and we look forward to many more innovations from James and the entire Genesis Motion team.”