Nuro, an autonomous vehicle delivery company with deployments in California and Texas, laid off about 300 employees on Friday.
Uber Eats deploying Nuro autonomous delivery vehicles in 2 states
This partnership has been a long time coming. Nuro and Uber were reportedly in negotiations back in 2019, but things never panned out until now.
Nuro lays off employees in Texas, California and Arizona
Nuro said it adjusted its focus in Arizona to concentrate more on tele-operations.
Nuro unveils third-generation autonomous delivery vehicle
Like R1 and R2, Nuro is completely passengerless and made for deliveries, but its 500 lb capacity is double what R2 can carry.
Nuro, Waymo bring autonomous deliveries to California
Today, Nuro announced it will be delivering with 7-Eleven in Mountain View, California, and Waymo announced its grocery delivery service will launch in 2022.
Nuro raises $600M for autonomous delivery vehicles
Nuro has raised $2.1 billion since it was founded in 2016. The company is reportedly now worth $8.6 billion.
FedEx to test Nuro’s autonomous delivery vehicles
The pilot, which will start in April 2021, marks Nuro’s expansion into parcel logistics and allows FedEx to explore various use cases for on-road autonomous vehicle logistics.
Nuro R2 autonomously delivering Domino’s pizza in Houston
Nuro, a 2020 RBR50 Innovation Award winner, is launching autonomous pizza delivery in Houston this week with Domino’s. Select customers who place an online order – on certain days and times – from the Domino’s in Woodland Heights can have their food delivered by Nuro’s R2 robot. Customers who are selected for delivery via the…
Nuro adds investors to Series C funding round
RBR50 company Nuro, which is developing autonomous delivery vehicles, added new investors to its $500 million Series C funding round that it announced in November 2020. Joining the round are Woven Capital and Chipotle Mexican Grill. This is the first investment for Woven Capital, which was established in January 2021 as the investment arm of…
Top 10 transactions in robotics in 2020
Robotics investments recap: November 2020
While investment in robotics and automation continued apace in November 2020, the total amount was about half of what it was in the same month a year ago.
Autonomous delivery vehicle provider Nuro raises $500M in Series C funding
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.
Will the COVID-19 crisis accelerate the arrival of self-driving vehicles in our daily lives?
In this column, a self-driving vehicle researcher says that development and deployment of new technologies for delivery should accelerate to meet the demands of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Pandemic proves utility of a wide range of service robots
As part of our ongoing coverage of robotics applications during the COVID-19 pandemic, we look at more uses in healthcare, transportation, and utilities.
Nuro R2 driverless vehicles delivering COVID-19 supplies
What a start it’s been for the Nuro R2 driverless vehicles, which were introduced in February 2020. The second-generation vehicles were granted a major exemption by the U.S. Department of Transportation, received permission to test on the streets of California, and now they’re helping COVID-19 relief efforts. Nuro R2 driverless vehicles this week started making contact-free…
Nuro driverless vehicles approved for delivery tests in California
I have three kids under the age of 7. So my wife and I are being extra careful during the COVID-19 pandemic. This includes not going to the grocery store. We haven’t been in about a month. The store offers a delivery service, thankfully, but wait times are already two weeks out. Who knew grocery…
Nuro R2 autonomous delivery vehicle gets green light
The Nuro R2 autonomous delivery vehicle has received federal approval for testing on public roads.
Robotics investments February 2019
Robotics investments totaled at least $4.3 billion in February 2019 in a steep increase from January, which had about $1.4 billion. In addition, companies reported approximately $3.9 billion worth of acquisitions this past month. Any political or economic jitters have not yet harmed the mood for robot deals. The Robotic Industries Association noted yesterday that robot…
Driverless investment tops $1.6B so far this month
After last week’s $582 million in funding for autonomous vehicle companies, you might think that driverless investment would coast for a while. However, this week saw more than $1 billion in support for developing self-driving cars and trucks. President’s Day is traditionally the time for car sales, but the automakers and big technology companies are…
Birth of a unicorn: Nuro gets $940M from SoftBank for driverless deliveries
Nuro.ai, which is working on self-driving vehicles, said today that it has received $940 million from the SoftBank Vision Fund. This marks a major push in the ground delivery space and another move by SoftBank to take leadership in automation. Other investors in Mountain View, Calif.-based Nuro include Greylock Partners and Gaorong Capital. The…