36 robotics investments accounted for US $620M, with funding for firms providing drone enabled data and analytics services particularly strong.
January 2023 Robotics Investments Total $521M
Robotics funding for the month of January 2023 totaled US $521M, the result of 41 investments. Firms providing robotics solutions for autonomous ground transportation such as sensors, autonomy ‘stacks’ and ‘drivers’, and autonomous platforms, was particularly strong.
What Slowdown? – December 2022 Robotics Investments Reaches $1.14B
December 2022’s 55 robotics investments totaled US $1.14B, a 7.7% increase over December 2021’s funding total. Investment into companies providing robotics solutions for autonomous ground transportation such as sensors, autonomy ‘stacks’ and ‘drivers’, and whole cloth systems, was particularly strong.
RoboBusiness 2022 Call for Presentations Extended to July 8th
The robotics and automation sector’s premier business development event seeks session submissions that highlight commercial opportunities for robotics solution providers, and speak to robotics and business innovation in all its forms.
Foxglove CEO Adrian Macneil Examines Visualization and Debugging Tools for Robotics
In this Robot Report podcast, Foxglove’s CEO Adrian Macneil discusses the company’s open-source visualization and debugging tool for robotics, along with the Foxglove’s spin-out from autonomous driving company Cruise.
Does Recent Spate of Large Investments Portend a Banner Year for Robotics?
Recent series large investments into robotics companies, totaling nearly US $1B, could be an early indicator that 2022 will be a banner year for robotics investments. Apex.AI’s Jan Becker and Joe Speed are also interviewed.
Robotics Investments and Business Opportunities – Available On Demand
Attendees are presented with an analysis of 2021 VC and private sector investment into companies producing robots or robotics enabling technologies worldwide. Statically measurable qualities, attributes, and rankings that provide for meaningful interpretation and speak to robotics business development will be presented.
Voyant Photonics Secures $15.4M for Novel, Chip-Scale, LiDAR Solution for 3D Machine Perception
Voyant’s tiny, high performance, chip-based FMCW LiDAR provides a cost-effective 3D sensing solution for many use cases, including applications in vertical market segments characterized by high production volumes and equally high levels of cost-sensitivity.
AMR Provider ForwardX Robotics Lands $31M Series C, Brings Total Investments to $110M
Provider of autonomous mobile robots and support software will use latest round for R&D and to further expand into key markets including the United States.
Sidewalk Delivery Provider Serve Robotics Secures US $13M Expanded Seed Round
New funding round to be used to scale production of Serve’s robotic platform, support geographic expansion, and enter new markets.
Korean Transportation-as-a-Service Start-Up 42dot Lands $88M Series A
Korean AV and TaaS start-up 42dot will utilize Series A funding to further develop autonomous-driving technologies and mobility platform for land and air transport services.
RBR Essential Robotics Announcements – April 9 – 16, 2021
RBR essential announcements for the interval ranging from April 9 – 16, 2021 include notices from Cruise, Ocado Group, Oxbotica, Canvas, Multiply Labs, Pickle Robot, Gaussian Robot, and Memic Innovative Surgery.
RBR Essential Robotics Announcements – March 19 – 26, 2021
RBR essential announcements for the interval ranging from March 19 – 26, 2021 include notices from Skycatch, ForwardX, ABI Research, Korber, Libiao Robotics, AVALON SteriTech, SoftBank Robotics, Hesai Technology, Kodiak Robotics, and Pison Technology.
RBR Essential Robotics Announcements – March 12 – 19, 2021
RBR essential announcements for the interval ranging from March 12 – 19, 2021 include notices from FORT Robotics, Piaggio Fast Forward, Trimble, Monarch Tractor, Cruise and AEye.
RBR Essential Robotics Announcements – March 5 – 12, 2021
RBR essential announcements for the interval ranging from March 5 – 12, 2021 include notices from Nimble Robotics, Axon, Skydio, Bedrock Ocean Exploration, Refraction AI, ForSight Robotics, GreyOrange and Vicarious.
Robots and International Economic Development
The next production revolution will be a boon for a global economy that is sputtering and experiencing lagging growth and investment. This new technology wave should lead to a virtuous cycle of increased investment, higher productivity, more spending, and more investment.
Teradyne’s Acquisition Strategy, Plus Mobile Manipulation and Bossa Nova Robotics Falters
In this Robot Report podcast, Greg Smith, President of Teradyne’s Industrial Automation Group discusses the company’s robotics acquisition strategies and future plans.
2020 ‘s Top 5 RoboBusiness Direct Sessions Available on Demand
The five most popular RoboBusiness Direct sessions are available on demand. Topics include 1) robotics investment models, 2) robotics for logistics tasks, 3) the frontiers of manufacturing, 4) robotics commercializing strategies, and 5) the future of human-robot-collaboration.
RBR Essential Robotics Announcements – January 8 – 14, 2021
RBR essential announcements for the interval ranging from January 8 – 14, 2021 include notices from Hyundai Robotics, MakinaRocks, Oceaneering International, WeRide.ai, Energy Robotics, DreamVu, Quicktron, Leadec, maxon Group, Fourier Intelligence and Naïo Technologies.
Robotics Business Review Examines Dive Technologies’ Recent Equity Round
Robotics Business Review reviews Dive Technologies’ recent equity funding round.
Essential Robotics Announcements – December 25th – 31st, 2020
RBR essential announcements for the interval ranging from December 25, 2020 to December 31, 2020 include notices from Flexiv, Distalmotion, EHang, Alpine 4 Technologies, Vayu, IISART, and the FAA.
November 2020 Robotics Transactions Climb in Number but Drop in Total Value from 2019
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.
2020 Chinese Robotics Sales & Investment Strong, But Challenges Remain – STIELER Research
China has witnessed significant robotics sales and investment in 2020, a continuation of an earlier pattern. Still, young Chinese robotics companies face many challenges including a price sensitive domestic market, relatively low labor wages, trade conflicts and geopolitical tensions.