5 Top Robotics Companies Changing Our World: Part 12

Part twelve today which means another list by the Deep Tech Insider on robotics companies. Just in case you haven’t been following this series, here is the link to the first part.

1. Grishin Robotics

Not a robotics manufacturer per se, Grishin Robotics is a Silicon Valley-based early-stage VC fund focused on investing in early-stage companies in broader consumer categories, actively exploring areas such as online gaming and entertainment, personal and team productivity tools, food tech, digital fitness, and education.

Grishin Robotics has invested in many category-defining companies such as — Ring (acquired by Amazon for $1B), Spin (personal mobility, acquired by Ford), Zipline (last-mile drone delivery), Starship (last mile robot delivery), Sphero (smart robotic toys), Eero (smart home wi-fi system, acquired by Amazon), and many others.

Founded by Dmitry Grishin in 2012, co-founder and CEO of Mail.Ru Group, the mission of the Menlo Park, California-based company is to bring real change to the physical world by supporting companies that combine software innovation and tangible hardware products.

2. DENSO Robotics

DENSO Robotics is part of DENSO Corporation — according to Fortune Global 500 one of the 500 largest companies in the world and one of the two largest automotive suppliers.

Established in 1949 as a separate entity from Toyota Motor Co. Ltd., the company then known as Nippondenso Co. Ltd. started as a manufacturer of automotive-electric products. As a recognized world market leader in the small assembly industrial robotics segment, DENSO Robotics is a pioneer in terms of reliability, flexibility and functionality. With approximately 120,000 DENSO robots worldwide — of which more than 20,000 are used in our own production — DENSO has extensive knowledge and experience in the field of automation.

The company’s product portfolio ranges from 4-axis robots (SCARAs) to 5- and 6-axis robots, all of which stand out for their outstanding speed, precision and quality. DENSO robots can move a weight of up to 40 kg and thus offer a high degree of functionality. Each model was developed to the highest quality standards. DENSO robots are not only compact, light-weight and require minimal maintenance, they also come with a two-year warranty. For more cost-effectiveness and user-friendliness, there is a unified controller type RC8A for all robot models from DENSO.

3. Remy Robotics

Remy Robotics is redefining the future of food with a unique combination of true robotics and food engineering.

Founded in 2018 by Yegor Ivanov, Barcelona-based Remy has been developing autonomous robotic kitchens, cooking methods and bespoke operational models for plug-and-play virtual restaurants to make on-demand food more sustainable — for people, for the planet and for the restaurant industry.

4. HEBI Robotics

HEBI Robotics is a Pittsburgh-based startup focusing on robotic actuation technologies and engineering solutions.

Founded in 2014, HEBI is made up of a cross-disciplinary team originating from the world-renowned Robotics Institute at Carnegie Mellon University. Born in the CMU Biorobotics lab, HEBI is led by Professor Howie Choset and is working to make robots simple, useful and safe.

5. Soar Robotics

Headquartered in Los Angeles, California, Soar Robotics was founded in 2020 By Deniz Kalaslioglu and Kerem Ozkan and enables robust cellular vehicle-to-everything connectivity for connected and autonomous ground and aerial vehicle companies, allowing mobile network operators to serve CAV and UAV customers.

So far, Soar Robotics has raised a total of $1 million in external funding over three rounds.