Neuro42 MRI 400x275Neuro42, which develops diagnostic imaging and image-guided surgical interventions of the brain, has announced raising $6.5 million in a Series A funding round. The financing will be used to advance the development of its MRI and robot platform, allowing physicians to diagnose brain injuries in acute settings, and treat neurological diseases intraoperatively under live imaging.

 

Covariant400x275Covariant, which uses artificial intelligence to allow robots to see the world around them, has announced it raised $80 million in Series C funding, bringing its total capitalization to $147 million within two years of the company’s public launch. The company said it plans to use the funding to continue investment in AI Robotics research and development, as well as expand its team globally to accelerate bringing AI into the physical world.

 

HaptX Gloves400x275HaptX, which develops realistic haptic feedback technology, has announced raising $12 million in a Series A-1 financing round, along with a new headquarters in the Seattle area. The company also announced a second manufacturing run of its HaptX Gloves DK2, advanced haptic feedback gloves, after selling out the first run in less than six months.

 

Verve400x275Wearable robotics startup Verve Motion has announced it raised $15 million in Series A funding. The company is developing a new class of connected wearable technology for the industrial sector by integrating robotics into functional apparel.

 

Algolux400x275Algolux, a computer vision software company, has announced raising $18.4 million in Series B funding. The new investment will be used by the Montreal-based company to accelerate market adoption of its computer vision and image optimization solutions. The round was co-led by Forte Ventures and Drive Capital, with additional funding from new investors Investissement Quebec, Castor Ventures, and Nikon-SBI Innovation Fund. Existing ventures GM Ventures, Generation Ventures, and Intact Ventures also participated.

 

PickleRobotDill400x275Ranpak Holdings Corp, which develops environmentally sustainable, paper-based packaging solutions for eCommerce and industrial supply chains, has announced a recent investment in Pickle Robot Company, which is developing robots for automated sorting, loading, and unloading of packaged goods within logistical lines. Financial terms of the investment were not disclosed.

 

WellSaid Stock 400x275WellSaid Labs, which is developing artificial intelligence-based text-to-speech technology, has announced raising $10 million in a Series A round. The company said it will use the funding to drive further AI and product innovation, scale go-to-market functions, and grow its team.

 

GhostSystem400x275Autonomous driving safety firm Ghost has announced closing a $100 million Series D financing round, to help continue development of its system that aims to prevent automobile crashes. Returning investors Sutter Hill Ventures and Founders Fund participated in the round, along with a new commitment from Coatue. The company is currently testing in California, and said it will use the new capital to continue development and introduce its product next year.

 

ProceptAquaBeam400x275PROCEPT BioRobotics, which is developing surgical robots to help transform the field of urology, has announced raising $85 million in Series G financing. The round was led by Fidelity Management & Research Company LLC. The company said it intends to use the funds to support global commercial expansion of its AquaBeam Robotic System, an image-guided surgical robot system for use in minimally invasive urologic surgery.

 

SoftRoboticsChicken400x275Soft Robotics, which develops AI-powered automated picking solutions through modular soft robotic gripping technology, has announced raising $10 million in a Series B extension funding round. The new funding will help expand its commercial operations to meet COVID-19 pandemic-fueled demand, as well as go to the launch of its SoftAI-powered robotic solutions.

 

CMRSurgicalVersius400x275CMR Surgical has announced it raised $600 million (£425 million) in a Series D financing round. The round was co-led by SoftBank Vision Fund 2 and Ally Bridge Group, with the goal of making keyhole surgery accessible to more people worldwide. The funding will be used to increase the global commercialization of CMR’s Versius next-generation surgical robotic system and further develop its digital ecosystem, the company said.

 

Botrista 400x275Botrista Technology, a startup that has developed the Botrista DrinkBot, has announced raising $10 million in Series A funding, co-led by Purestone Capital and La Kaffa International. The new funding brings the total amount raised to $16 million, with the new funding to be used to further accelerate deployment operations to roll out the DrinkBot nationally.

 

NeuralaInspection400x275Neurala, which develops artificial intelligence vision software, has announced raising $12 million to further advance development for the manufacturing industry. The round was led by Zebra Ventures and Pelion Venture Partners, bringing the total invested in Neurala to $26 million.

 

WalmartDroneUp400x275Walmart has announced it is making an investment in DroneUp, a nationwide drone services provider, following successful trials of at-home COVID-19 self-collection kits. The company said the investment will continue the company’s work toward developing scalable last-mile delivery solutions. Financial terms of the investment were not released.

 

DustyRoboticsFunding400x275Dusty Robotics, which develops robotics-powered tools for the construction industry, has announced raising $16.5 million in Series A funding, led by Canaan Partners. Dusty has now raised $23.7 million in total funding for its construction automation platform.

 

Telexistence400x275Telexistence, which is developing remote-controlled robotics with artificial intelligence, has closed a $20 million Series A-2 financing round, according to Airbus Ventures. The round was led by a group company of Monoful Inc, with additional funds from KDDI, Deepcore, UTokyo IPC, and other new investors. The company has raised about $41 million to date since its founding in 2017.