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About Us

We're increasing access to automation.

Rigorous was founded to help domestic manufacturers stay competitive by applying advanced automation. 

We work with clients to replace the most dangerous, repetitive, and difficult-to-fill roles with novel technology.

We create user-friendly robots in order to expand access to automation to more companies and their employees. 

Our Story

Colin Riggs and Diane Abruzzini are inspired by people who make things. Both had foundational experiences working on farms – Colin theorized algorithms to increase planting densities and Diane explored business models along the supply chain in search of efficiencies.

Manufacturing businesses are the lifeblood of their regional economies. In today's global economy, growing a competitive manufacturing business takes adaptability. Those that stand the test of time are consistently – and intelligently – innovating.

Rigorous was founded in 2020 to help smaller companies access the efficiency benefits of automation.

Since 2020, we've been achieving our mission by bringing advanced software controls to industrial robotics.


The RGS software platform is designed with the operator in mind: no-code configuration, automatic fault detection, and clear diagnostics.

Rigorous Values

Be useful

We prioritize products and services that help humans do their jobs, run their companies, and learn new skills. 

We value people who step up and solve real problems in a truly useful way in our lab and for our clients. 


Do the Hardest Thing First

When we design novel products, we always tackle the aspects that are the most complicated or innovative first.

This ethos helps de-risk development programs for our clients – they'll know early how long it will take for a new concept to succeed.

The Crew

Act with Rigor

Rigorous is not just our name, it is our professional identity.

We design complex engineering. In order to make novel concepts work, we are methodical and thorough in everything we design.

Once we start building (the hardest thing first), we know what to expect and can anticipate the problems left to solve.


Our Clients

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