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Pudu Technology raises over $15 million for ‘contact-free’ autonomous delivery robots

Shenzhen-based robotics R&D startup Pudu Technology today announced an over $ 15 million round. The company claims over 2,000 hotel, restaurant, and hospital customers — including Sheraton and JD.com — across 20 countries. It will use the funds to develop new products, expand sales, and explore markets overseas. The pandemic has accelerated the demand for […]

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Hi Marley raises $8 million for its AI messaging platform that connects insurers with customers

Hi Marley, a startup developing an AI messaging platform for insurers, today announced it has raised $ 8 million. The company says it will put the funds toward hiring, including expanding its engineering and customer-facing teams, as it continues to build out APIs and partnerships. Studies show customers prefer text messaging to alternatives like emailing […]

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Elementary Robotics raises $12.7 million to automate industrial inspections

Elementary Robotics, a robotics company developing tools to automate industrial tasks, today announced it has raised a $ 12.7 million round. The fresh capital will be used to deploy the Los Angeles-based startup’s automation products at scale, a spokesperson told VentureBeat. McKinsey pegs the automation potential for production occupations at 79%, and the pandemic is […]