4 Industrial Robotics Companies Making Science Fiction Reality: Part 1

Present Reality

A few decades ago only found in the realm of science fiction, today industrial robots are a clear and present reality. With every year, they’re getting smarter, brought on by advances in artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning (ML) and the Internet of Things (IoT).

To give you a clearer idea of the state of affairs, the Deep Tech Insider will now bring you a series of articles about deep tech companies that focuses on Industrial Robotics.

Here’s part 1:

1. Seegrid

With headquarters in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Seegrid was founded in 2003 by Dr. Hans Moravec and combines autonomous mobile robots, enterprise software, and best-in-class services for a complete, connected material handling automation solution. With millions of autonomous production miles driven and zero personnel safety incidents, Seegrid Palion AMRs are reliable, flexible, and proven. The world’s largest manufacturing, warehousing, and logistics companies rely on Seegrid to automate material flow in highly complex environments. From project design through deployment, change management, user training, and data-driven consultation, material flow is both safe and optimized, accelerating automation initiatives today and into the future.

To date, Seegrid has raised a total of $77 million in funding over two rounds.

2. Fetch Robotics

Founded in 2014 by Melonee Wise and based in San Jose, California, Fetch Robotics is the pioneer of On-Demand Automation — the only solution that deploys safe, reliable, and versatile Autonomous Mobile Robots (AMRs) for the warehousing and intralogistics markets in just hours. The result is demonstrable improvements in throughput, efficiency and productivity within both commercial and industrial environments — all while working alongside people.

Since its founding, Fetch Robotics has raised a total of $94 million in funding over four rounds.

3. Blue River Technology

Blue River Technology is made up of a team of innovators driven to radically change agriculture by creating intelligent machinery that empowers its customers — farmers — to implement more sustainable solutions: optimize chemical usage, reimagine routine processes, and improve farming yields year after year.

By partnering with John Deere, Blue River Technology is innovating computer vision, ML, robotics and product management to solve monumental challenges for its customers.

Founded in 2011 by Jorge Heraud and Lee Redden, Blue River Technology has raised a total of $30.1 million in funding over three rounds.

4. GreyOrange

GreyOrange is a global technology company unifying AI-driven software and mobile robotics to modernize order fulfillment and optimize warehouse operations in real-time. The GreyOrange Fulfillment Operating System is the only fully integrated software and robots solution that uses advanced fulfillment science to instantaneously evaluate order data and compose the best decisions in real-time to efficiently orchestrate people, processes and robots. The result is a fast, agile and precisely tuned operation equipped to perpetually meet the what-when-where expectations of today’s retail consumer.

GreyOrange’s experts help organizations master fulfillment in the Age of Immediacy so they keep promises, capture more revenue, save money on fulfillment and improve the work experience for warehouse employees.

Founded in 2011 by Samay Kohli and Akash Gupta, GreyOrange is headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia and has raised a staggering $183.1 million in funding over seven rounds.