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SoftBank Robotics partners with Formant to expand transformation of work solutions
December 28, 2023
SoftBank Robotics America partners with Formant to expand its robot management system portfolio and integration with existing hardware and software products.
Stack AV Launches Self Driving Truck Business With Argo AI Veterans, SoftBank Support
September 8, 2023
Stack AV is a new Pittsburgh-based autonomous trucking developer that plans to apply its founders' expertise in AI and self-driving vehicles to modernize freight transport.
Symbotic and SoftBank Group Establish GreenBox, Warehouse as a Service Joint Venture
July 25, 2023
Symbotic has contracted for about $7.5 billion in warehouse automation and software to be sold as a service by GreenBox over the course of the six-year contract.
Telexistence Raises $170M in Series B Including Funding From SoftBank Group
July 7, 2023
Telexistence plans to accelerate mass production and distribution of its service robots at retail stores across North America with SoftBank as a partner and investor.
Berkshire Grey Agrees to Merge With SoftBank Group and Go Private
March 29, 2023
Berkshire Grey, a provider of AI and robotics for supply chain and logistics operations, said it expects the merger with SoftBank to close in the third quarter of 2023.
Gausium and SoftBank Robotics America to Expand Service Robot Deployments Across U.S. Market
October 10, 2022
Gausium's X1 performs automated food service, while the Scrubber 50 Pro works alongside commercial cleaning teams scrubbing, sweeping, dust mopping, and sanitizing.
SoftBank Backed Symbotic Completes SPAC Merger, Ready to Scale AI Driven Warehouse Robots
June 13, 2022
Symbotic, which has developed AI and automation for supply chains, has completed its multi-million-dollar deal with SVF Investment Corp. 3 and gone public.
SoftBank Robotics America Partners With Autonomous Solutions Inc. on Outdoor Robotics
June 7, 2022
SoftBank Robotics America, which produces the Whiz indoor cleaning robot, has partnered with Autonomous Solutions Inc. to scale systems for logistics and landscaping.
Automation Dawns on a New Day for Warehouses and Distribution Centers
May 3, 2022
Automation is rising to help fulfillment centers meet the challenges of labor shortages, supply chain disruptions, and accelerated customer expectations, but be aware of integration challenges.
United Robotics Group Acquires SoftBank Robotics Europe and Service Robot Portfolio
April 12, 2022
United Robotics Group, a German robotics-as-a-service provider, is acquiring France-based service robot maker SoftBank Robotics Europe, whose name will revert to Aldebaran.
General Motors Purchases SoftBank Vision Fund’s Stake in Self Driving Company Cruise for $2.1B
March 21, 2022
SoftBank Vision Fund has sold its stake in Cruise to General Motors four years after initially investing in the self-driving vehicle developer.
Bear Robotics Announces $81M Series B for Hospitality Robots
March 17, 2022
Bear Robotics, which has developed mobile service robots for the restaurant industry in partnership with SoftBank, has raised $81 million to continue product development.
Humanoid Robots Could Reach Out and Take Patient’s Blood Pressure
February 14, 2022
Simon Fraser University researchers have provided a humanoid robot with leech-inspired origami sensors in its fingertips to take ECG and PPG readings and obtain a patient's blood pressure.
Cruise to Get $1.35B More From SoftBank to Commercialize Autonomous Vehicles
February 2, 2022
Cruise, which marked a milestone in autonomous vehicle operations after a delay, will receive the second tranche of investment from the SoftBank Vision Fund.
Symbotic to Take AI Powered Supply Chain Robots Public With SoftBank Partnership
December 13, 2021
Symbotic, which supplies AI-driven warehouse automation to customers such as Walmart, expects SPAC transaction with SoftBank to help it address $5 billion backlog in orders.