Equalia is the latest company founded by designer and entrepreneur Robert Bigler.

He has a bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering, and taught himself electronics and computer programming to develop extremely compact and flexible motion-control and automation products. Robert is a passioneer (passionate engineer) focused on automation and electric vehicles. After growing his first company to be a global force among multi-billion-dollar competitors, Mr. Bigler sold it and created Equalia, an incubator in the Silicon Valley.

After graduating from SJSU 1987, Robert co-founded Animatics Corporation. He invented, patented and commercialized the industry’s first fully integrated servo systems called the "SmartMotor".

Animatics grew to the point of having offices in Japan, California, NY, the UK and Germany. With more than 130 worldwide distributors they sold their components into thousands of demanding applications, from undersea robots to experiments in the Space Station.