In 2020, autonomous vehicles left other technology applications in the dust. Other areas of robotics receiving funding or merger and acquisition activity included supply chain automation, surgical robots, and quadrupeds.
Robotics investments recap: November 2019
Autonomous vehicles, sensors, food preparation, and surgical robots received funding in November 2019.
Alibaba Space Egg gets e-commerce giant into service robotics
Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba has a rich knowledge of robotics and artificial intelligence (AI). Its invested millions to add mobile robots to its warehouses to help fulfill online sales, which in 2015, for example, were greater than Amazon, eBay, and Walmart combined. Alibaba is getting itself into commercial robotics with a new service robot called…