Fulfil Solutions announced that it is emerging from stealth mode with $60 million in Series B financing for its grocery fulfillment system.
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.
Robot sales hit record high for 3rd straight quarter
The industry set a new record for robot sales in Q2 of 2022 with 12,305 robots sold, according to the Association for Advancing Automation.
Restocking robots deployed in 300 Japanese convenience stores
Telexistence’s restocking robots are being deployed in 300 convenience stores in Japan to restock beverages.
ABB launches 5-axis, high-speed delta robot
The new ABB IRB 365 FlexPicker can pick, reorient and place 1 kg products 120 times per minute.
Pudu Robotics launches all-new PuduBot 2 universal delivery robot
PuduBot 2 includes a better battery and a new sensor suite as well as new navigation algorithms to improve robot operations.
DoorDash shuts down Chowbotics
DoorDash acquired Chowbotics, maker of the Sally vending machine-like robot, in February 2021.
Nala Robotics launches fully autonomous pizzeria robot Pizzaiola
Nala Robotics’ Pizzaiola uses artificial intelligence and machine learning to precisely replicate pizzeria-style foods.
Remy Robotics exits stealth with 3 autonomous kitchens operating
Remy Robotics hopes to bring its delivery-only restaurant business to more locations, and offer its robotic kitchen to food operators.
Ocado Group acquires robotics startup Myrmex for $11M
Myrmex acquisition could enable faster rollout of AFL across Ocado Group’s global CFC footprint, as well as open up new opportunities for the development of bespoke automation solutions for the Ocado Smart Platform.
ABB depalletizer replaces heavy lifting and improves efficiency
The ABB Depalletizer Solution uses vision guidance to easily identify boxes to pick from a pallet, regardless of size and orientation.
Dexai Robotics signs $1.6 million contract with DLA
Dexai Robotics’ sous-chef robot, Alfred, is currently prepping salads at the Monarch Dining Facility of Travis Air Force Base.
Hyphen raises $24M to automate commercial kitchens
Hyphen plans to use the funding to build out its factory, expand into new markets and more.
White Castle installing Flippy 2 frying robots at 100 locations
Flippy 2 can perform twice as many food preparation tasks as the original robot, such as basket filling, emptying and returning.
Students teach AI to make beer
The Rodney AI²PA by Barossa Valley Brewing will be available for limited retail sale from mid-January 2022.
Relay+ is Savioke’s next-gen service robot
Relay+ offer three configuration options and new mechanically actuated elevator interface.
Serve Robotics closes $13 million funding round
The funding came from a range of investors, including Uber Technologies, Wavemaker Labs, DX Ventures and 7-Eleven’s corporate venture arm, 7-Ventures.
DoorDash is building its own delivery robots
Several signs point towards DoorDash developing its own delivery robots, including the public announcement of DoorDash Labs.
Spyce closes original robotic restaurant in Boston
Closing the restaurant will help Spyce focus on developing technology for Sweetgreen’s restaurants. Spyce was acquired by Sweetgreen in August.
GroceryShop 2021 Recap
GroceryShop is a great event if you want to reach buyers from national and regional grocers.
Mujin expands into North America
The company offers a mature robot control solution optimized for palletizing and bin picking operations.
Pudu Robotics serves up $155M Series C funding round
Pudu Robotics is advancing restaurant service automation