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pehub.com December 19, 2018

Fika, Fathom And Others Back Elementary Robotics

Los Angeles-based Elementary Robotics, a robotics platform, announced it has raised $3.6 million in new seed funding. The company's latest round was co-led by Fika Ventures and Fathom Capital and included Toyota A [...]
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zdnet.com December 18, 2018

Big Round For Robotics Company Picking Up Where Kiva Left Off

RightHand Robotics takes on the hardest technical challenge of the ecommerce era: Teaching a machine to pick stuff up. : RightHand Robotics takes on the hardest technical challenge of the ecommerce era: Teaching a machine to pick stuff up. RightHand Robotics, a Boston-based robotics company tackling a particularly vexing technical challenge for ecommerce fulfillment centers, has secured $23 million in Series B funding. The Round was led by Menlo Ventures with participation from GV (formerly Google Ventures).
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techcrunch.com December 17, 2018

Righthand Robotics Grabs $23M In Funding - Techcrunch

RightHand Robotics announced a $23 million Series B this week. That brings the pick and place robotic arm manufacturer's total funding up to around $34 million, including last year's $8 million Series A. The robotics startup has impressed investors with the dexterity and speed of its robotic picking system, having recruited some big VC names [...]
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venturebeat.com December 17, 2018

Righthand Robotics Raises $23M To Grow Its Ecommerce Solution In Europe And Japan

RightHand Robotics today announced the close of a $23 million funding round to bring its services to customers in Europe and Japan and expand sales, engineering, and customer service divisions of the company. The RightPick platform combines proprietary machine learning-driven tech with commercially available cameras and robotic arms to complete orders by picking and sorting items in ecommerce fulfillment centers. Currently, those items are limited to 2 kilograms, but advances planned to take place with the funding will make it possible to pick up heavier items, like laundry detergent or gallon milk jugs, a company spokesperson told VentureBeat in an email.
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businesswire.com December 11, 2018

Robotiq Raises Can$31 Million In Funding From Battery Ventures

QUEBEC CITY, Quebec--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Robotiq, a provider of tools and software for the collaborative-robotics market, has raised Can$31 million in funding from Battery Ventures.
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chinamoneynetwork.com December 11, 2018

China's Caring Robot Developer Emotibot Nets $30M In Series B Round - China Money Network

Emotibot Technologies Limited, a Chinese communicational robotics solution developer, has secured US$30 million in a series B round of financing, led by China Development Financial, with participation from Cathay Financial Holding.
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zdnet.com November 30, 2018

Yamaha Motor Co. Bets On A Wearable Robot Just For Skiers

Consumer robotics companies are starting to specialize as the sector begins to find its footing. : Roam Robotics, a company that makes a robotic brace for skiers, just closed a $12 million Series A. Leading the round was Yamaha Motor Co., along with investors Boost VC, Heuristics Capital Partners, Menlo Ventures, and others. Roam's signature product, ELEVATE, is aimed squarely at the 16 million Americans who participate in snow sports. The device comprises two braces that are strapped to the user's thighs and connected to their ski or snowboard boots.
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techcrunch.com November 29, 2018

Robotic Exoskeleton Company Roam Raises A $12M Series A - Techcrunch

Bay Area-based robotic exoskeleton company Roam announced this morning that it has secured a $12 million series A. The round, led by Yamaha Motors, with investments from Boost VC, Heuristics Capital Partners, Menlo Ventures, R7 Partners, Spero Ventures, Valor Equity Partners and Venture Investment Associates, brings the company's total funding up to around $15 million. [...]
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venturebeat.com November 29, 2018

Roam Robotics Raises $12M To Enhance Human Capabilities With Exoskeletons

Roam Robotics, a company that's setting out to "enhance" human capabilities through exoskeletons, has raised $12 million in a series A round of funding led by Yamaha Motor Ventures, with participation from Menlo Ventures, Boost VC, Heuristics Capital Partners, R7 Partners, Spero Ventures, Valor Equity Partners, and Venture Investment Associates. Founded out of San Francisco in 2014, Roam Robotics said it's leveraging "high-strength" fabrics and air power to bring down the overall cost and weight of exoskeleton technology. Exoskeletons are exactly what the name suggests -- durable structures humans can wear to give them extra strength.
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prnewswire.com November 22, 2018

Geek+ Completes World's Largest Series B Financing In Logistics Robotics Led By Warburg Pincus

BEIJING, Nov. 22, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- AI & Robotics company Geek+ announced today that it has completed a Series B financing of $150 million, the world's largest financing in AI-enabled logistics robotics. As of the closing of this round of financing, Warburg Pincus has committed a total ...
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