DURAY Robot and Automation R&D Informatics Ltd. is founded by Sabancı University Mechatronics Engineering Program faculty member Assoc. Prof. Kemalettin Erbatur in 2012, in association with Inovent Inc. - a Sabanci University owned intellectual property and venture company. Duray Robot employs the application-oriented robotics design and system integration expertise of a team of mechatronics engineers for industrial solutions.
Duray Robot headquarters are located in Gebze Organized Industrial Zone in Kocaeli, Turkey.
As an R&D-oriented company, Duray Robot, offers custom designed, computer controlled machines with various degrees of freedom; and a wide range of speed, accuracy, workspace and payload specifications. In addition to the design and production of turn-key solutions including mechanical, electric-electronic and software aspects, R&D support is also offered according to the demand and needs of the customer.
Duray Robot aims at long-lasting industrial solutions via employed technologies and designs and provides long-term technical support accordingly.
Duray Robot is authorized system integrator of Beckhoff.
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Kemalettin Erbatur
Kemalettin Erbatur received double major B.S. (honors) degrees in electronic engineering and mathematics from Bogaziçi University, Istanbul, Turkey, the M.Sc. degree in control systems from Imperial College, London, U.K, and the Ph.D. degree in electronics engineering from Bogazici University, in 1992, 1993 and 2000, respectively.
In 1993, he joined the Robotics and Automation Group, TUBITAK Marmara Research Centre, Gebze-Kocaeli, Turkey. In 1997, he was promoted as the leader of this group. In 2000, he became a faculty member in the Faculty of Engineering and Natural Sciences, Sabanci University. Between 2000 and 2002, he had a visiting researcher position at NIRO-The New Industry Research Organization, Kobe, Japan, followed by a visiting faculty position at the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department, Yokohama National University. For a period in 2003, he was a collaborator of the International Rescue System Institute, Kobe, Japan as a faculty of Sabanci University.
His primary research interest is in intelligent motion control, industrial control, robotics and humanoid robots. He is the author of more than 60 papers which have appeared in conference proceedings and journals. In Sabanci University, he offers courses on robotics, automation and control in both undergraduate and graduate levels.
Since 1993, he has worked as an engineer, researcher, project manager and research group leader in a number of pioneering industrial and academic projects in Turkey. SURALP, the first walking humanoid robot of Turkey, has been developed by a research group lead by Dr. Erbatur in 2009. The project SURALP has been accepted as one of the 25 most successful projects funded by TÜBİTAK (The Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey) in the last 10 years.