About Useabot

Making Robots More Accessible

Useabot, which stands for Useable Robots, started in Minnesota in 2019 and was co-founded by former Lyft colleagues Aaron Oesterreich (CEO) and Katie Youtsos (COO). We are an authorized reseller for robot manufactures like ROBOTIS, Digital Dream Labs, and Movia Robotics, as well as a distributor for Keenon Robotics, temi, Yunji Technology, and Niryo. Our goal is to create a unified platform for robot, robot extras (like parts, accessories, and books), and robot software. Our mission is to make robots easier to understand and more accessible to all people. ​

As part of our mission, we are working to redefine how people understand robotics and to breakdown the stigmas around robots. Two quick myths we'd like to bust right away are, that you don't have to be a STEM engineer to build a robot and that robots are not going to take over the world. If you don't believe us, feel free to read up on the Laws of Robotics! ​

Years of research go into creating a robot with the purpose of assisting humanity and maximizing efficiencies. Translation, an educational robot won't replace a teacher, it will instead enhance the curriculum provided by that teacher. It will also push people to grow their skills in Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics (STEAM).​