NearEarth Copter400x275Kaman Corporation has announced an investment of $10 million in Pittsburgh-based Near Earth Autonomy for a minority interest in the outstanding equity of the company and a seat on its board of directors. The funding will allow Near Earth to accelerate its technology to establish an industry standard in autonomous solutions for the next generation of aviation. Kaman said the partnership also leverages its core competency in precision parts manufacturing as the preferred manufacturer of autonomous parts and components for Near Earth.

 

ImpossibleMining400x275Impossible Mining, which is developing responsible seabed mining and refining technology, has announced raising an additional $10.1 million in seed funding. The company said it will use the funding to develop and test its four-mile deep robotic collection technology, as well as its Bio-Extraction technology.

 

IndoorRobotics Tando400x275Israel-based Indoor Robotics, which is developing the Tando indoor drone, has announced raising $15 million in Series A funding. The round will enable the company to boost product development and enable more intelligent indoor security around the world.

 

TeleoFunding400x275Teleo, a construction robotics company that retrofits existing construction and mining heavy equipment to turn them into semi-autonomous robots, has announced raising $12 million in Series A funding. The funding will be used to scale the deployment of their product and further invest in research and development in Teleo Supervised Autonomy technology, to address critical industry challenges around the skilled operator shortage and low productivity.

 

RobotPlusPlus400x275China’s RobotPlusPlus, which develops “aerial work robots” (inspection robots for ships, storage tanks, etc.), has announced raising $15 million in a Series B funding round. This brings a total of $35 million in funding for the company, since its founding in 2017.

 

GreyOrangeRangerRobot400x275GreyOrange, which develops automated robotic fulfillment and inventory optimization software, has announced raising $110 million in comprehensive growth financing. The company said it grew across new customers, applications and geographies while also achieving more than 170% gross retention in contracted revenue from existing customers in 2021.

 

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.

 

Infinitum400x275Infinitum Electric, which develops a sustainable, breakthrough air-core motor, has announced raising $80 million in Series D funding to scale motor production to meet increasing demand. The company said it will use the investment to vertically integrate and automate production of its motors for the commercial and industrial market segments. 

 

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.