DeepVision400x275Deep Vision, which develops AI processors and software for edge computing applications, has announced it raised $35 million in Series B funding, led by Tiger Global. When combined with existing revenue streams, the funding will help Deep Vision expand the capabilities of its AI processor and software tools to support its growing customer base, the company said.

 

Keenon400x275China’s Keenon Robotics Co., which develops service robots for both delivery and disinfection purposes, has announced raising $200 million in Series D funding. The company said this round is the largest round of funding in the service robot field. The funding round was led by Softbank Vision Fund 2, followed by CICC Alpha and Prosperity7 Ventures (the diversified growth fund of Aramco Ventures).

 

AmbiPitneyBowes400x275Ambi Robotics, which develops simulation-to-reality artificial intelligence for industrial robotics, has announced closing a $26 million Series A funding round. The new funding will be used to scale its team and operations to support rapid deployments of its sorting and kitting robots throughout U.S. supply chain operations.

 

LocusWarehouse400x275Locus Robotics, which develops autonomous mobile robots (AMRs) for fulfillment warehouses, has announced it secured $50 million in additional funding from existing investor Tiger Global Management to facilitate continued growth and expansion into new markets around the globe. The additional funding adds to the investment made by Tiger Global in Locus’ Series E round in February.

 

AgileRobots400x275Agile Robots, which develops intelligent robotics, has announced the completion of a Series C financing round with a total investment of $220 million. The company said funds from this series will be used to further product development, mass production and global sales expansion.

 

ACT Viper400x275NASA has awarded Advanced Cooling Technologies (ACT) a $3.7 million contract to finalize the design and fabricate the flight thermal control system for the Volatiles Investigating Polar Exploration Rover (VIPER), which will explore the South Pole of the Moon.

 

CarbonRobotics400x275Agricultural robotics company Carbon Robotics has announced securing $27 million in Series B financing to help accelerate the company’s growth. The funding will be used to scale production of the company’s weeding robot, grow its engineering team, establish regional sales and support for customers across the U.S., and invest in the innovation of new products and technology. The latest round brings the company’s overall funding to $36 million.

 

OKIBO 400x275BuiltUp Ventures, an investor in early-stage Israli technology companies, has announced it made a significant financial commitment to OKIBO, which is developing construction robots to address key challenges in the construction sector.

 

ElectricSheep400x275Electric Sheep Robotics has emerged from stealth to announce its official launch and showcase its Dexter robot, clamp-on hardware and software that turns commercial lawn mowers into self-driving systems. With landscaping a $105 billion industry, the company said it has been largely ignored by technology companies and lacked innovative solutions.

 

ShieldAI Nova400x275Shield AI, a defense technology company developing artificial intelligence and self-driving technologies for aircraft, has announced it raised $210 million in equity financing as part of a Series D fundraising round. The management team said it projects an additional $75 million in debt and $15 million in equity to be secured in the coming weeks, bringing the total proceeds to $300 million.

 

ICON founders400x275ICON, which develops advanced construction technologies including robotics, software, and building materials, has announced completing a $207 million Series B funding round. The latest round brings ICON’s total funding to $266 since launching in 2018.

 

Osaro400x275Osaro, which develops and deploys advanced robotic automation for logistics, has announced completing a $30 million Series C funding round, led by Octave Ventures. The new round brings Osaro’s total funding to date to $67.5 million.

 

Inceptio Trucking400x275China’s Inceptio Technology has announced the closing of a $270 million Series B equity financing round. The closing of the round will allow the company to accelerate the development of its self-developed, full-stack autonomous driving system known as “Xuanyuan” as well as speed up deployment in electrification.

 

KEYiTechClicBot400x275KEYI Technology (KEYi TEch) has announced raising tens of millions of dollars in Series B financing. The Chinese consumer robotics company plans to use the funds to expand its developer ecosystem and develop new products.

 

Lucid D1Drone400x275Defiance Ventures, a Charlotte, N.C.-based venture capital firm, has announced its investment in Lucid Drone Technologies, which develops and manufactures autonomous drones for labor-intensive tasks such as commercial cleaning and spraying. Terms of the investment were not disclosed.

 

inViaRobotics400x275InVia Robotics, which develops next-generation warehouse automation solutions including autonomous mobile robots, has announced raising $30 million in a Series C funding round. The round was co-led by M12 (Microsoft’s venture fund) and Qualcomm Ventures, with participation from Hitachi Ventures and existing investors Point 72, Upfront, and Embark. The company has raised $59 million from strategic funders to date.