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Ambi Robotics Emerges from Stealth to Improve Robotic Picking

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March 30, 2021

Ambi Robotics, which was previously known as Ambidextrous Laboratories, has emerged from stealth to introduce AmbiOS, an advanced robot operating system that is based on simulation-to-reality artificial intelligence. The company also announced a $6.1 million seed funding round as part of its announcement.

The AmbiOS rapidly trains robots before deployment to pick and pack items for fast and affordable integration, and powers the company’s two flagship products, AmbiSort and AmbiKit. The goal is to deploy more AI-powered robotic systems across the company’s U.S. customer base as e-commerce and shipping demand continues to surge.

“Using our unique approach to deep learning AI based on simulation-to-reality transfer, AmbiOS quickly configures our systems for a variety of sensors, robots and package categories,” said Ken Goldberg, the co-founder of Ambi Robotics. “Our AmbiSort robot and gantry system reliably achieves superhuman sorting – allowing human workers to sort hundreds of thousands of commercial packages at twice the speed of manual picking.”

Ambi Robotics said it increases accuracy and efficiency while reducing operating costs up to 40%. The AmbiSort AI-powered parcel sortation systems increase traceability for shippers with precise data tracking, and can handle a wide range of rigid and deformable items to ensure timely fulfillment, eliminating downtime associated with kitting line changeover for manual operations. The systems can operate 24×7 and can scale to meet e-commerce demand surges.

“To meet the demand of the staggering growth of online deliveries during COVID-19, our robots work alongside warehouse employees to offset their workload, reduce injuries and improve accuracy, efficiency and throughput,” said Jeff Mahler, the other co-founder of Ambi Robotics. “Our AI-powered robotic systems are designed for human operation and empower workers to perform at their best, leveraging our simulation-to-reality technology to pick and sort items while workers complete pack-out and handle exceptions.”

The $6.1 million seed funding round was led by Bow Capital, Vertex Ventures, and The House Fund. Founded in 2018, Ambi Robotics is located in Emeryville, Calif. More details on the company are available at its website.

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