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.
Robocath, MicroPort MedBot joint venture to develop, distribute vascular robots in China
China-based MicroPort MedBot and France-based Robocath have formed a joint venture to commercialize the R-One robot-assisted platform for cardiovascular surgery in China.
Robotics investments recap: September 2020
In September 2020, healthcare robotics, drones for inspection, and industrial automation received funding, but transactions slowed for autonomous vehicle developers.