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Autonomous Smart OfficeBy Autonomous Smart Office
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Autonomous Smart OfficeBy Autonomous Smart Office
First created
pledged of $25,000pledged of $25,000 goal
Funding Suspended
Funding for this project was suspended by Kickstarter over 1 year ago

What is a prototype?

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Proof of Concept

Explorations that test ideas and functionality.

Functional Prototype

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Appearance Prototype

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Design Prototype

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Production Prototype

Appearance, function, and manufacturing methods match the final product.

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Prototype Gallery

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SmartDesk: A Kickstarter fairytale.

In the summer of 2015, a few engineers with a big idea and a tiny apartment in Hell's Kitchen New York, pressed their launch button on Kickstarter. The SmartDesk 1 was born. We raised $285,422 from 468 backers and shipped SmartDesk 1 all around the world.  

Thanks to the original 468 backers who believed in our vision and mission, we've had the opportunity to grow our dream. Just 2 years later, we are now a team of 70+ engineers, designers and reinventors, with offices in New York, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Shenzhen, Vietnam, Toronto, and Netherlands. 2 years after the first 468 desks, we now power 50,000+ offices all around the world.

Our team has been working hard over the last 12 months on the next generation of the SmartDesk. We love Kickstarter for its ethos of transparency, engagement and community, and the structure that rewards the risk takers and the believers. We are so excited to be back - to show off a little, but also to thank you everyone who gave us a hand in making our dream come true.

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Stretch goals.

Help us reach our stretch goal! Once we reach $100,000, everyone who has bought a desk will receive a free anti-fatigue mat! A perfect companion to your new standing desk.

Your new executive assistant.

Intelligently designed to help you combat burnout, improve your health and enhance your productivity. Rethink the daily grind. This is a workstation that works for you.



Electric height-adjustable standing desk.

Smooth, whisper-quiet and powerful. It is also the only standing desk on earth that measures your activity and tells you when to stand up and sit down. Take the guesswork out of health. It is now easier than ever to stay active and turn your good intentions into actions.



Take Shortcuts.

SmartDesk 3 turns your options into actions. Imagine this. You’re hungry. Instead of spending time browsing menus, entering and re-entering details — tapping the Shortcut serves you exactly what you're hungry for. Easy as pie. Who says there are no Shortcuts to happiness?  

In-built AI assistance.

Productivity is a balancing game, and AI assistance makes it easy to win. Intelligent suggestions help you juggle focus, hustle, health, and downtime to find your ideal rhythm and keep you on top of your game.



There's a Shortcut for that.

SmartDesk 3 is designed to save you time and pain. Interacting with your desk teaches it your priorities, so that is able to anticipate your needs and suggest the most efficient way to get things done. By paying attention to how you work, move and live, it recommends shortcuts to help you enhance your productivity and improve your health. SmartDesk 3 creates quick fixes that work long term.



Introducing Gestures.

Streamline your workflow from your SmartDesk 3. Swipe, tap and pinch to speedily navigate through your favorite desktop apps and complete complex tasks in style. Let your fingers do the talking!



Stay in tune with your body.

Burnout in the brain starts in the feet. Throughout the day, SmartDesk 3 anticipates when you may get tired and suggests standing up or sitting down to keep you healthy and alert. Your new AI assistant makes it easy to combat burnout by reminding you at regular intervals to stay active, hydrated, and well-rested — all without compromising your productivity, workflow and focus.



Lunch is served.

SmartDesk 3 knows your lunchtime, and connects you with hundreds of restaurants in your vicinity to bring you what you want. The more you order from the desk, the more it keeps your favorites on the menu and suggests related foods and restaurants. Remove the haste of scrolling, calling, or going out to get lunch and let SmartDesk 3 solve your midday munchies.



Make the most of the time you have.

Don’t waste your time planning the same work → play/home trip every day. At the end of the day, your SmartDesk 3 will suggest a ride on Uber. One touch and a car will be waiting for you when you’re ready for it.



Behind the scenes:

A 12-month development process   

Autonomous is not a furniture company. We build workplaces of tomorrow, for today. A team of 40+ engineers, designers, and product managers have worked tirelessly to create the AI-powered SmartDesk 3 to help anticipate your needs and offer a desk that solves them. We are creating the office of the future today, for you to #worksmarter.

Surface & platform design

Make it yours! Our industrial-grade steel platforms will be available in Black, White and Gray. Durable wood desktops come in a choice of Black or White.



 Strong, sustainable and sleek

Designed with minimalism in mind, the basic design of SmartDesk 3 surface gives your space a simple and open aesthetic, keeping your mind clear and clutter-free. Built to last from industrial-grade steel, SmartDesk 3’s frame is rock steady, moves silently, and performs efficiently.

SmartDesk 3 surfaces are sustainable, and built to last. Stable MDF cores that do not warp or crack are bonded with scratch-resistant veneer for a sleek, uniform finish.

Rounded edges ensure pain-free support and reduced contact-stress for a seamless user experience.

7" touchscreen display



The 7” touchscreen intelligent interface supports 10 finger touch and an onscreen keyboard to give you full functionality without the need for a physical keyboard or mouse.

Intuitive UX allows the user to easily activate and customize shortcuts, sync external devices, and navigate the shortcut store.

Dual-motorized sit-to-stand

SmartDesk 3 is powered by two linear actuators that lift and lower the desk to the required height. Our signature dual-motor system is durable, powerful, and whisper quiet.

SmartDesk 3 easily supports multiple monitors, gliding from its lowest to highest extension (24 inches to 50 inches) in approximately 12 seconds. It lifts up to 300 lbs at 2.3 inches per second, emitting a negligible 38db while doing so.

Enhanced ergo-engineering removes the need for a crossbar, freeing up space for storage needs and allowing for easy wheelchair access.

Operating System

Autonomous OS 1.0
Autonomous Operating System powers and connects all smart office products to help people work smarter. 


Wi-Fi 2.4 Ghz
Wi-Fi 5 Ghz





French (Coming soon)

Chinese (Coming soon)


Many engineers we talked to told us that they would love to develop an application for the SmartDesk 3 with AI. 

Coming soon: A fully functional SDK to allow you and your team to create apps for the SmartDesk 3, to help the offices of the world work smarter. Stay tuned to our Kickstarter campaign to hear when this launches!

Made in the USA   

The world’s first AI powered desk is made in the USA! We’re bringing SmartDesk 3 to life right here in Yonkers, NY (just outside of our headquarters in New York City). Customers in the NYC area will have the opportunity to pick-up the first SmartDesk 3 desks from our warehouse during the SmartDesk 3 shipping party! Details will be emailed to local backers only.




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Why Kickstarter?

The Kickstarter community is the best group of tinkerers, gadget lovers, engineers, and entrepreneurs in the world. There is no better way to share our passion for improving the “status quo” in the office than by launching the SmartDesk 3 with AI on Kickstarter. Give us your support, give us your feedback, give us your notes - we love it all! Thank you Kickstarter for helping us build and produce the SmartDesk 3 standing desk.


Risks and challenges

At Autonomous, we’ve been making technology enabled products for over two years. While we’ve had some stumbles in the past (some Kickstarter members may remember our Maya Personal Robot campaign.. oops), our very first steps to success were on Kickstarter, when SmartDesk 1 marked the birth of the Autonomous dream. We've been steadily growing since then.

SmartDesk 3 is 100% ready with fully-functional hardware and software, and a streamlined manufacturing process in New York. We wouldn't promise anything less to the Kickstarter community. We're confident in our product and in our ability to deliver. Now all we need is your support to get the inventory rolling. Help us kickstart the SmartDesk 3 and get ready to rethink the daily grind - it's time your workstation worked for you!

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