5 Top Robotics Companies Changing Our World: Part 3

The third in a series brought to you by the Deep Tech Insider about state-of-the-art robotics companies, here is the link to the first part so you can start your robotic adventure into those fantastic enterprises out to make our lives as easy as possible.

1. Skyline Robotics

A Tel Aviv, Israel-based startup founded in 2017 by Yaron Schwarcz, Skyline Robotics is giving industrial robots senses like sight, hearing, touch, and a brain to enable the automation of multiple service sectors.

Starting with window cleaning, the company is automating all real estate maintenance work at heights. As buildings grow taller, more complex and more valuable, there is an increasing need to ensure that façades are properly maintained. Our robots learn the building, detecting the complex architecture to create the most effective cleaning path.

Skyline Robotics has raised a total of $3 million in funding over two rounds.

2. Soft Robotics

Soft Robotics is an industry-leading and award-winning technology company that designs and builds automated picking solutions using proprietary soft robotic grippers, 3D machine perception, and mGripAI™ artificial intelligence. The company’s transformational robotic automation solutions enable machine builders to solve the hardest piece picking problems in food processing.

Founded in 2013, to date Soft Robotics has raised a total of $58 million in funding over four rounds. Its latest, $10-million Series B round, was finalized in June of last year and led by Calibrate Ventures, Material Impact and Scale Venture Partners.

3. Path Robotics

Next on the list, we have Path Robotics, a Columbus, Ohio-based startup founded in 2014 by Alex Lonsberry, Andrew Lonsberry, Ken Lonsberry, and Matthew Klein. The company is focused on welding robotics by making intelligent robots that make manufacturing infinitely flexible and infinitely scalable.

Its mission — helped by the impressive $171 million raised in funding over four rounds — is to enable robots to build, so humans can create.

4. Vecna Robotics

Vecna Robotics — incorporated in 2018 as a spinoff from Vecna Technologies — delivers Automated Material Handling, Hybrid Fulfillment, and Workflow Optimization solutions featuring self-driving vehicles operated by its learning Autonomy Stack. The Waltham, Massachusetts-based company’s solutions deliver value for customers in the distribution, e-commerce, warehousing, and manufacturing sectors. Its unique orchestration engine technology, Pivot.al, allows diverse robot types and humans to work together seamlessly and to flexibly yield an adaptive business solution, capable of meeting the increasingly unpredictable market needs.

Its technology goes beyond traditional automation and focuses on maximizing human and robot capability to create fulfilling jobs, increase productivity, and encourage innovation.

Founded by Daniel Theobald and Dan Patt, Vecna Robotics has raised some $128.5 million in funding over three rounds.

5. Torc Robotics (acquired by Daimler)

Torc Robotics is headquartered in Blacksburg, Virginia, and offers a complete autonomous software solution for mobility applications like self-driving cars and transit by working with partners in automotive, transit and technology. Torc was acquired by Daimler — the largest heavy-duty truck manufacturer in North America — in August 2019.

The two are working together to develop highly automated trucks to improve the safety and efficiency of transporting goods. Torc also provides self-driving technology in safety-critical environments like defence, mining and agriculture.

Founded in 2005 by Michael Fleming, Torc has integrated its self-driving solutions on ground vehicles ranging from SUVs to 300-ton mining trucks.