While the number of transactions involving robotics companies has held steady through this year, the total value in November 2020 was half of that in November 2019.
October 2020 Robotics Transactions Dip, but Vehicles and Drones Still Get Funding
Although robotics investments, mergers, and acquisitions may have dropped a bit in October 2020, autonomous vehicles, drones, and healthcare applications continued to receive funding.
September 2020 Robotics Transactions Include Healthcare Growth, Autonomous Vehicle Slowdown
The total number of robotics transactions held steady year over year, but the autonomous vehicle and manufacturing automation providers received less investment. Healthcare systems, field robots, and drones got funding in September 2020.
August 2020 Robotics Transactions Continue Strong Summer Pace
Despite the ongoing pandemic, robotics investment and acquisition activity did not slow down in August 2020, with funding flowing to autonomous vehicles, industrial automation, and drones.
July 2020 Robotics Transactions Remain Steady Year Over Year
Robotics fundings, mergers, and acquisitions in July 2020 stayed at comparable levels with transactions from a year ago and June.
June 2020 Transactions Rebound for Mobile, Medical, and Manufacturing Robotics
In June 2020, investment and acquisition activity picked up a bit for autonomous vehicles, mobile robots, healthcare systems, and industrial automation.
May 2020 Robotics Transactions Drop in Number, but Self-driving Cars Pick Up More Funding
The novel coronavirus pandemic slowed global manufacturing as investors look to the future of transportation.
Robotics Transactions Continue to Slow in April 2020, but Bright Spots Remain
Despite strong economic headwinds from global shutdowns in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, some funding and merger activity continued in April 2020, particularly in healthcare, transportation, and manufacturing.
March 2020 Robotics Transactions Slow, But Continue During COVID-19 Crisis
As the COVID-19 pandemic slowed global manufacturing and trade, investments in robots, drones, and self-driving cars continued in March 2020, with both more shutdowns and an eventual recovery to come.
Modular Robotics Market Reaches US $10.7B by 2023 – Future Market Insights
Modular robotics are currently a niche market, but the need for flexibility could propel demand, predicts one global market analyst.
Diligent Robotics Raises Series A Funding to Scale Moxi Hospital Robot
Diligent Robotics plans to use its funding to scale its Moxi mobile manipulation system to a wider customer base and to expand its hardware and software product development.
Sense Photonics shows Sense One solid-state lidar at MODEX 2020
The Sense One flash camera from Sense Photonics is a 3D, solid-state lidar that promises to help autonomous robots and vehicles see farther and more safely.
MODEX 2020: 5 supply chain robot takeaways
MODEX 2020 was affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, but exhibitors and attendees expressed optimism about the supply chain robotics market.
Robotics Summit & Expo opens call for presentations for September event
Event seeks speakers and presentations around the design, development, manufacturing and delivery of commercial-class robotics systems.
Tethys Enables Students to Code for SoftBank’s Pepper Humanoid Robot
Software developed with Finger Food ATG helps students learn to code through the use of SoftBank Robotics’ Pepper humanoid robot.
SiLC Technologies raises seed funding for long-range, single-chip lidar
Dell Technology Ventures leads funding round, as SiLC develops integrated FMCW lidar for autonomous vehicles, machine vision, and augmented reality.
February 2020 Investments Flow to Industrial, Field Robots
Field robots, industrial automation, self-driving vehicles, and healthcare systems received funding in February 2020.
AeroVironment Expands from Military to Commercial Drone Applications
AeroVironment, which claims to be the largest supplier of drones to the U.S. military, is also an example of a pure-play robotics company that is profitable.
Pony.ai Gets a $400M Lift for Self-driving Cars, Robotaxis from Toyota
Pony.ai is the latest self-driving car company to get funding, bringing its valuation to more than $3 billion.
Neurala optimizes Brain Builder SDK for continuous, edge learning
Visual inspection in manufacturing, mobile robots in warehouses, and drone infrastructure inspections are just some of the IoT applications for the new Brain Builder SDK.
Manufacturing Will Bounce Back, Finds BDO CFO Survey
While global manufacturing faces significant economic, policy, and competitive challenges, industrial automation is still a high priority, found one CFO survey.
HR headaches to get relief from robots in manufacturing, says KUKA exec
Rather than take jobs, robots can address HR concerns about recruitment, morale, and retention through safe collaboration and improved work environments, states a KUKA VP.
‘Digital companion’ maker Intuition Robotics raises Series B funding
Toyota, Samsung, and iRobot were among the investors in Intuition Robotics, which has developed the ElliQ social robot and Q cognitive engine.
January 2020 Robotics Transactions Start Off Strong
In January 2020, robotics investments and mergers and acquisitions showed continued strength across applications, even as economic challenges affected manufacturing and food service robots.
Nomagic packs seed round for warehouse fulfillment robots
Nomagic, a Polish startup whose Magicloader system uses AI and the cloud to pick and place products, has raised seed funding and added a former Amazon executive as an advisor.