Robotics investment for July 2023 reached $1.9 billion, coming from 48 funding rounds. As of the end of July, total 2023 funding comes to approximately $8 billion.
In Episode 47 of The Robot Report Podcast, Blue Ocean Robotics CEO Claus Risager discusses the company’s early entry into disinfection robots before COVID-19 struck. Also, the future of Fetch Robotics after the Zebra Technologies acquisition, Aurora’s SPAC play, Abundant Robotics’ shutdown, and the Ingenuity Mars Helicopter.
In this podcast, Helen Greiner, the CEO of Tertill, discusses the development of the company’s consumer class weeding robots. Also covered is Aurora’s partnership with Toyota to develop robotaxis.
Anthony Levandowski, who pleaded guilty to one count of trade secret theft and was pardoned by Donald Trump, simultaneously built and undermined the autonomous vehicle sector. The long term impact is unclear.