Our Story

The Rocos team speak robot, dream about robots, and are passionate about accelerating a world where robots do good. We’re mechatronics engineers, developers, designers, sales, and marketing professionals, and love that we get to do our life’s best work - working here.  

Our founders have decades of experience in growing companies from start-up to publicly listed organizations - globally. They also have deep technical knowledge in high-scale cloud platforms, mobile, IoT, and robotics to make the Rocos vision a reality — solving real world problems with robotics.


With a vision to help accelerate the real life application of emerging autonomous robotics technology, David Inggs, CEO, and Richard Stinear, CTO started Rocos in late 2017. The problem they set out to solve was helping robotics teams to connect, deploy, and run live robotic operations at scale — something mechatronics teams often struggle with.

The pair share a passion for massively scalable cloud technology and robotics, building products that customers love in emerging industries. In previous lives, the pair have partnered on a number of projects, most recently building one of the world’s largest cloud IoT platforms, handling hundreds of millions of connected devices servicing Fortune 100 companies in over 25 countries.

In 2018, the Rocos vision came into sharp focus, and the team expanded. Justin Waddell joined the business as Chief Design Officer, bringing world class user experience expertise to shape how future robotics teams interact with large fleets of robots. Since then, the team has continued to grow with the addition of a software engineering team, as well as a sales and marketing function.

Rocos is headquartered is in Auckland, New Zealand, which is home to some of the world's most creative high tech businesses — Rocket Lab, Xero, Soul Machines, and Weta Workshops, to name just a few. Rocos also works with key research institutes such as CSIRO in Australia and partnered on the DARPA subterranean challenge in 2018.

Rocos is inspired by a globally connected future, where autonomous robots accelerate change for good — and we’re proud to be providing some of the important technology that will get us there.

Working Here

The autonomous robotics market is maturing and the application of this technology will positively impact major global problems, which is something we’re passionate about.

We’re always on the hunt for extraordinary people! If you’re passionate about technology, and want to join the crazy adventure we’re on, drop us a line with a copy of your CV.

Our values


  • We’re curious
  • We’re constantly learning
  • We’re big thinkers


  • We do what we say
  • We put our customers first
  • We deliver the highest quality

Think Big

  • Global first is our MO
  • We challenge the status quo

Build Trusted Relationships

  • We listen
  • We’re transparent
  • We have strong opinions — loosely held

If you’re passionate about a globally connected future, where robots and humans coexist for the good of the world, we’d love to hear from you.