SilentArrow400x275Silent Arrow, which develops autonomous cargo drone technologies, has announced that the U.S. Air Force awarded the company a contract for the delivery of 15 Silent Arrow drones that will be reconfigured as an autonomous cargo delivery glider.


MoovitaFunding400x275MooVita Pte Ltd., based in Singapore, has announced a Series A funding round to help expand its autonomous vehicle technology. Investors in the round include 1Derlife Growth and SEEDS Capital. Funding terms were not disclosed.


HaptX Gloves VR 400x275HaptX, which develops realistic haptic gloves for virtual reality and robotics applications, has announced it secured a $4 million credit facility from Crescent Cove Advisors. The additional money brings the company’s recent Series A funding round to $28 million, with a total funding to $35 million.


AutoFlightFunding400x275AutoFlight, which is developing electric vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) technologies, has announced a $100 million Series A investment by European technology investor Lukasz Gadowski, and his company, Team Global. The new funding will be used for international expansion as well as scaling cargo eVTOL production for customers.


ABB Sevensense400x275ABB has announced a partnership with and investment in Sevensense Robotics, an ETH Zurich spinoff company developing artificial intelligence and 3D visual technologies. The strategic partnership will enhance ABB’s new autonomous mobile robots (AMRs) with additional flexibility as they navigate autonomously in complex, dynamic indoor and outdoor environments close to people.


ClarapathSectionStar400x275Clarapath, a robotics company automating the way pathology laboratories process human and animal tissues, has announced a follow-on financing extending its Series B round with an additional $16 million in funding from its previous close of $16 million. The company has now raised more than $39 million to expand its automated process for the way tissue is processed onto glass slides via “sectioning”, or cutting a cross-section of the tissue specimen.


IntuitiveMachines NASA 400x275NASA has announced it awarded Intuitive Machines of Houston a contract to deliver research, including science investigations and a technology demonstration, to the Moon in 2024. The commercial delivery is part of NASA’s Commercial Lunar Payload Services (CLPS) initiative and the Artemis program.


SVT team400x275SVT Robotics, which develops software to accelerate and simplify the integration and deployment of robotics, has announced raising $25 million in Series A funding. The investment was led by Tiger Global, with participation from Prologis Ventures.


MachinaLabs400x275Machina Labs, which aims to advance manufacturing through robotics and artificial intelligence, has emerged from stealth mode and announced it closed a $16.3 million Series A round of funding. The financing will be used to grow Machina’s team in Los Angeles and to expand R&D and manufacturing capacity to meet increasing customer demand.


MonarchTractor MKV 400x275Monarch Tractor, which is developing a fully electric, driver-optional tractor, has announced raising $61 million in Series B funding, led by Astanor Ventures. The company said it will use the new funding to scale its sales, service, and manufacturing footprint, expand its product offerings, and launch international pilot test programs for regional market validation. Additional investors include CNH Industrial, At One Ventures and Trimble Ventures.


Helm, which develops next-generation artificial intelligence software for autonomous driving applications, has announced raising $26 million in Series B funding. The funding will help the company serve its growing customer bases, and accelerate product expansion of its highly scalable approach to autonomous driving software.


Nommi 400x275Nommi, a robotics startup developing customizable bowl-based meals, has announced it is seeking to raise up to $20 million in seed capital, and is now open for reservations. As part of the investment, Sam Nazarian has led funding as part of a 50/50 deal to establish robotic Nommi kitchens in partnership with his global food tech platform, C3 (Creating Culinary Communities).


KodiakRobotics400x275Kodiak Robotics, which is developing self-driving trucking systems, has announced it raised $125 million in an oversubscribed Series B round, for a total of $165 million raised to date. The company said it will use the new funding over the next 12 months to double employee headcount by adding at least 85 new people to the team, expand autonomous service capabilities from coast to coast, and add a minimum of 15 new trucks for a total of at least 25 autonomous vehicles.


PointOneNavigation400x275Point One Navigation, which is developing precision location technology, has announced it has emerged from stealth mode and closed a $10 million Series A round of funding. The round was led by UP.Partners, with participation from existing investors BOLT, IA Ventures and Ludlow Ventures.


Nuro Delivery400x275Nuro, which develops autonomous vehicles used in last-mile delivery applications, has announced raising $600 million in a new round of financing. The round was led by Tiger Global Management, and the new financing will support the development and deployment of Nuro’s autonomous delivery service in communities across the country.


AutobrainsKarlThomas Neumann400x275Autobrains, which develops a first-of-its-kind self-learning artificial intelligence technology for assisted and autonomous driving, has announced it raised $101 million in Series C financing. The financing round was led by Temasek, a global investment company headquartered in Singapore. The company said the funding will help grow its commercial reach into new global markets.