Gaussian Robotics raised $188 million in Series C funding from Softbank Group’s Vision Fund, Capital Today and other investors to expand its overseas operations.
Mobile robot demand rises as Brain Corp raises Series D funding
As interest in autonomous mobile robots grows for applications ranging from logistics and retail to healthcare, so too have the fortunes of AMR enablers such as Brain Corp.
Robotics investments recap: July 2019
In July 2019, investments in robotics, autonomous vehicles, and drones increased, despite a decline in the number of transactions.
Uber ATG gets $1B to accelerate toward self-driving car production
Uber’s Advanced Technology Group unit is partnering with Toyota, DENSO, and SoftBank to accelerate development and commercialization of self-driving cars. This deal is the latest in a well-funded race.
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…
Funding trends: self-driving dreams coming true
Participants and startups in the emerging self-driving vehicles industry (components, systems, trucks, cars and buses) have been at it for over almost 60 years. The pace accelerated in 2004, 2005 and 2007 when DARPA sponsored long-distance competitions for driverless cars, and then again in 2009 when Uber began its ride-hailing system. As the prospects that…