Although robotics investments, mergers, and acquisitions may have dropped a bit in October 2020, autonomous vehicles, drones, and healthcare applications continued to receive funding.
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.
The novel coronavirus pandemic slowed global manufacturing as investors look to the future of transportation.
The solid-state LiDAR market remains hot, impelled by innovation, continuing sector investment and value delivery for automotive Tier 1 automotive suppliers and OEMs.
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.
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.
Project aims to provide maps for automated driving using lower cost sensors and probes.
Dell Technology Ventures leads funding round, as SiLC develops integrated FMCW lidar for autonomous vehicles, machine vision, and augmented reality.
Field robots, industrial automation, self-driving vehicles, and healthcare systems received funding in February 2020.
The self-driving car company has been operating in 25 cities and is offering ride-hailing services.
Pony.ai is the latest self-driving car company to get funding, bringing its valuation to more than $3 billion.
In January 2020, robotics investments and mergers and acquisitions showed continued strength across applications, even as economic challenges affected manufacturing and food service robots.
Cruise Origin is an electric, driverless, ride-sharing vehicle that’s ready for production.
The Robot Report, sibling site to Robotics Business Review, tracked $1.9 billion in robotics transactions in December 2019, including funding for aerospace, logistics, and healthcare applications.
Sensor startup looks to aid self-driving and driver-assist vehicles with better mapping and localization features.
Highlighting the different algorithms self-driving vehicles use and current issues they face.
MIT CSAIL researchers explore whether self-driving cars can predict other drivers’ personalities.
Public-private collaboration with the University of Amsterdam to push mapping for autonomous vehicles.
Deepdrive to provide access to engineers to work on self-driving vehicle development.
Documentary film showcases the innovations, challenges around the quest to hit Level 5 autonomy.
Survey shows high expectations and perceptions of autonomous vehicles among consumers
Consulting group says robotaxis will arrive in 2021; private self-driving cars will carry hefty price tag.
Attitudes and opinions on AI morality with autonomous vehicles differ depending on gender, age, profession, survey finds.
Attitudes vary on autonomous vehicles depending on gender and age.
OEMs and Tier 1 suppliers are focusing on L2+ in 2019, report suggests.