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Seer Intelligent Technology Corporation (SEER) raised more than $15 million in Series B financing. SEER develops autonomous mobile robot (AMRs) controllers, AMRs and automated guided vehicles (AGVs).
The company’s SRC Series Core Controllers are universal AMR controllers that provide AMRs with core functions, like mapping, positioning and navigation. It also allows for model-editing for mobile robots.
“When users use our controllers to manufacture robots, they can match accessories according to their own needs,” Zhao Yue, SEER CEO, said.
SEER’s controllers are compatible with a majority of LiDARs, servo drives, sensor and other AMR accessories on the market, according to the company. It works with a variety of AMR models, like double steering wheel, forklift, omnidirectional wheel and crawler.
SAIF Investment Fund, IDG Capital and Haolan Capital lead the investment.
“With the urgent need for domestic manufacturing upgrades, industrial robots have ushered in greater growth opportunities. Among mobile robots, industrial application scenarios are broad and technologically advanced. The threshold is high,” Li Jia, partner of SAIF Investment Fund said. “In industrial scenarios, factors such as non-standardized product lines, diverse tasks, and diverse plant environments have led to higher thresholds for mobile robots and more non-standard capabilities.”
According to Jia, SEER stood out to the investment fund because of its standardized products that allow for a variety of applications.
SEER offers an extensive AMR line, which include its Auto Mobile Base (AMB) series, jacking robots and packing robots. The AMB series is made up of standard AMR and AGV chassis with a variety of payload capacities.
In addition to its AMRs, SEER offers a line of automatic forklifts. Its seven different forklifts differ in their capabilities, payload capacities and degree of automation.