ANYbotics, the Swiss developer of the ANYmal quadruped, closed a $22.3 million Series A round today. ANYmal is designed for a number of industrial applications, including inspection, and the funding will help ANYbotics scale the business. ANYmal C, the company’s third-generation quadruped, is able to perform tasks with a high degree of autonomy in dynamic…
Israeli startup Caja Robotics today raised $12 million in Series B funding for its goods-to-person (G2P) automation system. Founded in 2014, Caja Robotics has now raised $26 million to date. The funding will help Caja Robotics expand its operations worldwide, as well as improve its manufacturing and deployment processes. The round was led by New Era…
GrAI Matter Labs, which raised a $14 million venture round, is enabling low latency edge computation for many robotic applications.
Percepto, an Israel-based developer of drones for monitoring and analyzing industrial sites, raised $45 million in Series B funding and partnered with RBR50 company Boston Dynamics. The Series B funding, led by Koch Disruptive Technologies, brings Percepto’s total funding to date to $72.5 million. With the funding, Percepto is launching its Autonomous Inspection & Monitoring…
Gatik, the RBR50 company developing Level 4 autonomous vehicles for B2B short-haul, middle-mile logistics, raised $25 million in Series A funding. Founded in 2017, Gatik has raised a total of $29.5 million. Gatik will use the funding to expand its operations across North America, its team in Silicon Valley and its growing presence in Canada.…
Rapid Robotics has raised seed funding as it works on the Rapid Machine Operator, which it claims does not require expensive integration and can help U.S. manufacturers “close the automation gap.”
Robotics investments slowed somewhat in October 2020, but transportation, healthcare, and software remained strong.
As robotics and automation expand to new markets, startup Bobacino brings a customizable and futuristic splash to a time-honored tradition of bubble tea.
The U.S. Army has awarded $1.1 million in Phase II Small Business Innovation Research funding to RE2 Robotics to develop an Autonomous Casualty Extraction system.
Pony.ai will be working with China FAW Group on design and manufacturing of its robotaxis and autonomous trucks. The company completed Series C fundraising of $267 million.
Inceptio expects to begin production of autonomous trucks by the end of 2021 and begin operating a trucking network in 2022.
Nuro, which has developed and is operating its R2 autonomous delivery vehicles in three U.S. states, has raised about $1.5 billion to date.
In Episode 23 of The Robot Report Podcast, our editors discuss robotics in retail with the CEO of Simbe Robotics, autonomous vehicles in shipping yards with Outrider’s CEO, and some of the latest applications of the Spot quadruped.
Aeva has entered into an agreement with special purpose acquisition company InterPrivate Acquisition Corp. to scale up production of its 4D lidar sensor on a chip, which it said can benefit autonomous vehicles and robotics.
Ocado, a leading British online supermarket, has acquired two U.S.-based robotics companies for $287 million in hopes of making its warehouses more efficient. Ocado purchased San Francisco-based Kindred Systems, which specializes in robotic piece-picking, for about $262 million and Las Vegas-based Haddington Dynamics, a developer of low-cost robotic arms, for about $25 million. The acquisitions…
In Episode 22 of The Robot Report Podcast, we learn about Invest Ottawa’s and Canada’s initiatives around drones, robots, and autonomous vehicles at Area X.O, as well as Miso Robotics’ expansion with White Castle, not to mention Halloween scares.
JAZZ Venture Partners led the $22 million Series A funding round for Robust.AI which is planning to expand platform development and early partnerships.
Outrider has raised $65 million, and its system integrates autonomous vehicles, management software, and site infrastructure to move trailers in distribution centers.
Applied Intuition, a developer of simulation software for autonomous vehicles and other systems, has raised $125 million to grow its global presence and serve more vertical segments.
YPC Technologies, which is developing kitchen automation, has raised seed funding after participating in Toyota AI Ventures’ call for smart-city innovations.
RBR50 company Agility Robotics, a leading developer of bipedal robots, has raised $20 million in Series A funding. The funding will help the Albany, Ore.-based company to scale its operation and production of the Digit humanoid, which started shipping to customers in July 2020. The Series A was co-led by DCVC and Playground Global and…
Piestro, which launched a second StartEngine fundraising campaign, has integrated its automated pizza-making system with Kiwibot’s robotic delivery service.