December 2022’s 55 robotics investments totaled US $1.14B, a 7.7% increase over December 2021’s funding total.
Machina Labs receives investment from Lockheed Martin
Machina Labs plans to use the funding to accelerate company growth to meet customer demands, and expand research and development.
Scythe Robotics raises $42M to scale autonomous lawnmowers
Scythe Robotics said the funding will help it meet demand for the more than 7,500 reservations for its all-electric, fully autonomous M.52 mower.
Cepton raises $100M for LiDAR sensors
Silicon Valley-based Cepton offers a range of LiDAR sensors, including the Vista-X family of automotive-grade LiDARs and Sora-X family of industrial-grade LiDARs.
Outrider brings in $73M for autonomous yard system
Outrider, a developer of autonomous yard operations for logistics hubs, announced that it raised $73 million in Series C financing.
Brightpick brings in $19M for US expansion
Brightpick plans to use the latest round of funding to further expand into the US.
Oxbotica brings in $140M for AV software
Oxbotica aims to use the investment to drive expansion into new geographical markets and more quickly deploy its autonomy software.
Microsoft to invest more than $10M in Gatik
Microsoft plans to invest $10 million into the autonomous trucking startup as part of a funding round that would value Gatik at more than $700 million.
Aerones raises $38.9M for robots to clean wind turbines
There are more than 70,800 wind turbines in the U.S., which generated about 9% of the country’s electricity in 2021.
SafeAI brings in $38M for construction retrofit kits
SafeAI announced that it brought in $38 million in Series B funding. The company offers retrofit kits for construction and mining vehicles.
Guardforce AI signs definitive agreement to acquire Shenzhen Kewei’s robot business
Guardforce AI announces a definitive agreement to acquire certain parts of Kewei’s robot business-related assets in China.
Fruitcore Robotics brings in over $24M
Fruitcore Robotics brought in 23 million euros, over $24 million, in Series B funding.
Robco brings in $13.8M for its modular robotic arms
Robco, a Munich-based startup that builds modular robots to automate small to medium industrial businesses, brought in around $13.8 million.
Einride raises $500M for autonomous trucks
The funding includes debt financing and equity contributions to help Einride continue to scale its technology.
Kodiak Robotics snags $49.9M army contract for autonomous vehicles
The United States Army and the Defense Innovation Unit (DIU) awarded Kodiak Robotics with a 24-month, $49.9 million contract in October.
Gecko Robotics awarded $1.5M Air Force contract
The U.S. Air Force Nuclear Weapons Center has awarded Gecko Robotics with an 18-month, $1.5 million contract through the SBIR program.
Verdant Robotics cultivates $46.5M in Series A funding
Verdant Robotics’ Series A raised $46.5 million. The money will speed up the company’s robotic farm manufacturing and market launch.
Locus Robotics raises $117M for autonomous mobile robots
Locus Robotics has now raised $422 million since it was founded in 2014.
Bionaut Labs raises $43M for drug delivery robots
Through magnetic propulsion, the company’s Bionauts can navigate the human body and deliver drugs locally.
Attabotics brings in $71.7M in Series C funding
Attabotics announced that it brought in $71.7 million in Series C-1 funding. The latest round brings its total funding to $165.1 million.
Soft Robotics picks up $26M
Soft Robotics brought in $26 million in the first closing of its Series C funding round to expand commercial deployment of its mGripAI.
ISEE’s yard automation solution brings in $40M
ISEE, the Cambridge, Mass.-based developer of self-driving yard truck solutions, announced that it raised $40 million in Series B funding.