5 Top Robotics Companies Changing Our World: Part 4

Here again, this time for the fourth part of the Deep Tech Insider’s robotics list about enterprises disrupting the marketplace and our lives. Here is the link to the first part to get you up and running for this series.

1. Gecko Robotics

Gecko Robotics collects and makes useful physical data to protect civilization’s most critical infrastructure. Gecko’s robotic platforms perform fast, safe and accurate industrial inspections yielding high-quality deliverables. Asset owners across the globe are armed with data to make critical maintenance decisions.

Founded in 2013 by Jake Loosararian, the Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania-based company has raised $49 million in funding over three rounds.

2. RightHand Robotics

RightHand Robotics (RHR) was founded in 2015 by Leif Jentoft, Yaro Tenzer and Lael Odhner, a DARPA challenge-winning team from the Harvard Biorobotics Lab, the Yale GRAB Lab and MIT, and is a leader in providing end-to-end solutions that reduce the cost of e-commerce order-fulfillment of electronics, apparel, grocery, pharmaceuticals, and countless other industries.

Unlike traditional factory robots that can be complex to set up and are singly purposed, RHR solutions are simple to integrate and adaptable to improve the utilization of many different customer workflows, such as sorting batch-picked items, picking items from an ASRS, inducting items to a belt sorter, and order quality assurance.

RightHand Robotics has raised a total of $53.3 million in funding over five rounds, backed by the likes of Menlo Ventures, Playground Global, GV, Matrix Partners, F-Prime Capital, and Dream Incubator.

3. Bear Robotics

Next on the list is Bear Robotics, founded in 2017 by John Ha. Headquartered in Redwood City, California, Bear Robotics is making hospitality management easier with its versatile Autonomous Mobile Robots (AMRs) for the foodservice and hospitality field are safe, reliable, and deployed in just a few hours. The result is improvement in operating efficiency and service quality to customers — all while working alongside your workforce.

Bear Robotics has raised a total of $34.8 million in funding over four rounds.

4. AMP Robotics

Having raised some $74 million in funding since it was founded in 2014, AMP Robotics has all the money it needs to reimagine and actively modernize the world’s recycling infrastructure by applying AI and robotics to economically recover commodities reclaimed as raw materials for the global supply chain.

The AMP Cortex™ high-speed robotics system automates the identification and sorting of recyclables from mixed material streams. The AMP Neuron™ AI platform continuously trains itself by recognizing different colours, textures, shapes, sizes, patterns, and even brand labels to identify materials and their recyclability. Neuron then guides robots to pick and place the material to be recycled. Designed to run 24/7, all of this happens at superhuman speed with extremely high accuracy.

With deployments across the United States, Canada, Japan, and now expanding into Europe, AMP’s technology recovers recyclables from municipal waste, precious commodities from electronic waste, and high-value materials from construction and demolition debris. AMP is made in America with headquarters and manufacturing operations in Colorado.

AMP Robotics was founded by Matanya Horowitz.

5. IAM Robotics

Founded in 2012 by Tom Galluzo and Vladimir Altman, roboticists from Carnegie Mellon University’s National Robotics Engineering Center (NREC) — the world’s largest and best-funded robotics R&D centre — IAM Robotics provides premier material handling robotics solutions with the power to move more.

The company is dedicated to delivering adaptable, scalable, and comprehensive autonomous mobile robot material handling solutions that seamlessly integrate into any operational environment. Its robotics engineers and supply chain veterans work closely with partners and clients to model, simulate, and configure optimal solutions that keep their businesses competitive.

Based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, IAM Robotics has raised $21 million in funding over five rounds.