LevatasSpotAnomaly400x275Levatas, which develops artificial intelligence software that enables drones, robots, remote sensors and fixed cameras to execute operational tasks at industrial sites, has announced it raised $5.5 million in a seed funding round.

 

SalienceLabsPhotonicChip400x275England-based Salience Labs has announced it raised $11.5 million in a seed round to develop an ultra high-speed multi-chip processor that combines photonics and electronics to accelerate exponential advances in artificial intelligence.

 

DustyRoboticsFundingSF400x275Dusty Robotics, which creates robotics for the construction industry, has announced it raised $45 million in a Series B funding round. The company said it plans to use the funds to grow its team, expand its product offerings, and accelerate manufacturing with a goal of deploying Dusty products on all construction sites in the U.S.

 

VentionFunding400x275Montreal-based Vention, which develops a digital manufacturing automation platform (MAP), has announced raising $95 million in Series C financing. The company said it will use the new funds to grow its go-to-market, expand its global distribution footprint, and accelerate the development of its hardware and software platform.

 

CogniteamFunding400x275Israel-based Cogniteam has announced raising $5.6 million in a Series A funding round, to help expand its Nimbus robotics AI operating platform for robotics developers. The funding was provided by previous investors Seabarn Management (Andrew Owens), and the U.K.-based Pantera family office members.

 

SouthieFunding400x275Boston-based Southie Autonomy, which develops intelligent robotic automation software, has announced raising $2.5 million in seed funding. The company also announced an additional $5 million in venture lease funding to support Southie’s robot-as-a-service business model.

 

Contactile 400x275Australian startup Contactile adds weight and friction detection abilities to sensors for better manipulation of objects by robot grippers. The firm announced raising $2.5 million in seed funding to scale the development of the sensors.

 

CybernetixVentures400x275Cybernetix Ventures, an independent venture capital firm that invests in early-stage robotics, automation and artificial intelligence companies, has announced launching its first global fund, headquartered in Boston. 

 

RelayRobotics400x275Relay Robotics – a new company formed by the acquisition of robotics developer Savioke – has announced completing a $10 million Series A financing round, as well as the appointment of Michael O’Donnell as chairman and CEO. Savioke’s co-founder, Steve Cousins, will become chief technology officer of Relay Robotics and lead the company’s product strategy and innovation efforts, the company said.

 

RISE Jammer TACFI 400x275RISE Robotics has announced it received a $1.7 million Tactical Funding Increase (TACFI) by AFVentures to modernize U.S. Air Force Ground Support Equipment. This includes zero-emission machines through its fluid-free, electromechanical alternative to hydraulic cylinders.

 

VisionNavFundingForklift400x275China’s VisionNav Robotics, which manufactures driverless industrial vehicles, has announced raising $80 million in a Series C+ round, led by Meituan (China-based e-commerce platform for services) and 5Y Capital.

 

RapyutaRobotics400x275Rapyuta Robotics, a Japan-based developer of collaborative pick-assist robots and other cloud-based warehouse robots, has announced raising $51 million (JPY 6.4 billion) in Series C funding to accelerate the expansion of its robotics and artificial intelligence technologies.

 

Agility Digit Funding400x275Agility Robotics, which manufactures robots designed to work alongside people in logistics and warehouse environments, has announced it raised $150 million in a Series B funding round. The additional capital will be used to accelerate Agility’s research and development and scale its robot production.

 

GambitAvalonSterilTech400x275SoftBank Robotics Group has announced its strategic equity investment in Avalon SteriTech, which aims to strengthen the companies’ collaboration since the joint venture was established in March 2021. Upon the completion of the transaction, SoftBank Robotics will own approximately 5% of Avalon’s disinfection business.

 

 

GlacierRecycling400x275Glacier, which is developing artificial intelligence-powered robotic waste technology, has announced emerging from stealth and raising $4.5 million in seed funding. The company produces a recycling robot that combines AI and robotics to sort more than 30 different item types.

 

FAA DroneGrants400x275The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has announced awarding $4.4 million in drone research, education and training grants to seven universities. The research will focus on three areas – electromagnetic compatibility, detect-and-avoid classifications, and cybersecurity oversight.