Category: Startups

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Foxglove’s $15M Series A and the Missing Data Stack for Robotics

Accelerating the robotics revolution by Adrian MacNeil I’m happy to announce our $15M Series A funding led by Eclipse Ventures. It’s an exciting time for Foxglove – thousands of robotics engineers use our software, and our user base has grown by over 8x in the past 12 months alone! But before we jump into details, I […]

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Silicon Valley Pioneer “Drishti” Wins IERA Robotics Award 2022 – IFR Reports

June 30, 2022 04:54 AM Eastern Daylight Time FRANKFURT, Germany–(BUSINESS WIRE)–This year’s “Award for Innovation and Entrepreneurship in Robotics & Automation” (IERA) goes to Drishti, a video analytics company based in Mountain View, California. Drishti technology supports workers on assembly lines to avoid errors and be more productive. To achieve this, the company has developed […]

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Startups at Automate 2022: Labrador, Seismic and the Cowen Startup Challenge

First mention must go to Mike Dooley and Labrador Robotics, winner of the inaugural Engelberger Foundation Grant and one of the only commercially viable home robots for the ‘aging in place’ demographic that exists. As you can see from the picture, the Labrador ‘Retriever’ is an affordable autonomous mobile robot capable of lifting and lowering […]

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The Future of Robotics – from Foxglove

What we can expect from the Fourth Industrial Revolution – from Foxglove The robotics industry is at an inflection point in its history. Whereas robots up until now have been deployed mostly in controlled environments like factories and assembly lines, we’re now reaching a stage where advancements in artificial intelligence and computer vision are helping robots […]

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Robotics innovation infiltrates 2022 Consumer Electronics Show

Casinos and robots? It must be CES time! A few years ago, the only robots at CES were toys. And as the robot toy makers at Ologic can attest, having your robot featured as the leading image for CES was still no guarantee that your robot would make it into production (AMP is pictured above). […]

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Investors warn Deep Tech founders about these 12 pitfalls

Firstly, what is Deep Tech as opposed to Tech or technology enabled? Sometimes Deep Tech is regarded as a science based startup, sometimes it is regarded as disruptive to the status quo, sometimes it is regarded just as slow and hard, capital intensive, with a long ROI horizon. Or as something that investors aren’t ready […]

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Ambi Robotics Announces $26 Million Series A Funding Led By Tiger Global

New round of funding will boost deployments of AI-powered sorting robots to supply chain customers EMERYVILLE, Calif. – (September 14, 2021) – Ambi Robotics, the pioneer in simulation-to-reality AI for highly-dexterous robotics, today announced the closing of a $26 million Series A funding round. The investment is led by new investor, Tiger Global Management, and builds on […]

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Kiwibot and Sodexo Bring Pioneering Robotic Food Delivery Services to Three University Campuses 

The collaboration represents a major milestone in Kiwibot’s journey to expand to over 50 locations over the course of the next three years.  [Los Angeles, CA/10 August] –  Kiwibot, a robotic last-mile delivery company, today announces its partnership with Sodexo, a food services and facilities management company, with the purpose of expanding its robotic fleet to drive […]

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Lucas Systems and Fetch Robotics Announce New Partnership To Optimize Collaboration Between Warehouse Workers and Robots

WEXFORD, Pa., Aug. 4, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — Lucas Systems, a leading provider of voice and warehouse optimization software for fulfillment and distribution centers, today announced a partnership with Silicon Valley-based Fetch Robotics to enable the next generation of smart warehouses. Through the partnership, Lucas and Fetch will offer tailored solutions to orchestrate and optimize how warehouse workers interact in […]

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DASH Systems successfully lands Big Dipper expedition in Alaska

DASH tested its precision airdrop technology at government, tribal and commercial locations in Alaska. DASH Systems, the Los Angeles-based FreightTech startup using precision airdrops to expand the reach of next-day delivery, announced the successful completion of a proof-of-concept Alaska expedition this month. A partnership with the Office of Naval Research and the University of Alaska-Fairbanks […]

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Covariant Raises $80M in Series C Funding, Achieves Autonomy Across Industries

AI Robotics leader makes key executive hires and grows team globally Berkeley, CA (July 27, 2021) — Covariant, a leading AI Robotics company, today announced it has raised $80 million in Series C funding, bringing its total capitalization to $147 million within two years of the company’s public launch. The round was led by returning […]

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Halodi Robotics secures $10.1m in funding for humanoid robots

HALODI ROBOTICS SECURES $10.1M IN FUNDING TO BRING HUMANOID ROBOTS INTO REAL-WORLD APPLICATIONS IN A SERIES A ROUND LED BY VALINOR, ADT AND AUTOSTORE INVESTOR HATTELAND Inspired by innovation and making safe, capable, and affordable robots that serve the greater good, Halodi Robotics is moving forward to disrupt health care, security, retail, and the consumer […]

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Building a Fleet of Autonomous Service Robots Just Got Faster, Cheaper and Leaner with Ohmni Modular Robotics Platform

OhmniLabs can now develop, manufacture and deploy robotic solutions for any industry or application in record time    San Jose, Calif., May 18, 2021 – OhmniLabs, an award-winning developer of customized robotics solutions, today announced the availability of a new Ohmni Modular Robotics Platform that puts the power of specification into the hands of its […]

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The 2021 Perception Sensor Industry Map

75 Companies Powering Vision-Enabled Platforms Courtesy of Tangram Vision Over the past decade, the perception industry has exploded with new companies, new technologies, and the deployments of millions of sensors in industries ranging from the traditional (automobiles) to the cutting-edge (space travel). While incumbents have locked up majority market shares in some segments, other segments […]

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Roam Robotics Announces Ascend Smart Knee, Pioneering a New Era of Human Mobility

Ascend leverages robotics and proprietary algorithms to regain mobility and dramatically improve daily life for those experiencing knee pain SAN FRANCISCO April 28, 2021 — Roam Robotics, the company expanding human mobility with wearable robotics, announced today that Ascend, a first-of-its-kind smart knee orthosis that helps wearers reduce knee pain and improve mobility, is available […]

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Eight lessons for robotics startups from NRI PI workshop

Research is all about being the first, but commercialization is all about repeatability, not just many times but every single time. This was one of the key takeaways from the Transitioning Research From Academia to Industry panel during the National Robotics Initiative Foundational Research in Robotics PI Meeting on March 10 2021. I had the […]

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Let’s talk about the future of Air cargo.

You invest in the future you want to live in. I want to invest my time in the future of rapid logistics. Three years ago I set out on a journey to build a future where one-day delivery is available anywhere in the world by commercializing high precision, low-cost automated airdrops. In the beginning, the […]

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SLAMcore raises $5 million to meet growing demand for robotics

London, 17 JUNE 2020: SLAMcore,a UK company developing spatial AI algorithms for robots and drones,has secured$5million in a funding round led by Octopus Ventures and MMC Ventures, with participation from Amadeus Capital Partners and Toyota AI Ventures. The funding will allow SLAMcore to meet the increasing demand of the robotics market, which has seen demand skyrocket due to COVID-19. […]

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