Ambi Robotics Raises $6.1M in Seed Funding


Ambi Robotics, formerly Ambidextrous Laboratories Inc., an Emeryville, Calif.-based company that emerged from stealth to introduce AmbiOS, an advanced robot operating system based on simulation-to-reality artificial intelligence (AI), raised $6.1m in seed funding.

The round was led by Bow Capital, Vertex Ventures and The House Fund.

The company intends to use the funds to continue to expand operations and its business reach.

Led by Ken Goldberg and Jeff Mahler, Ambi Robotics is an artificial intelligence (AI) and robotics company developing advanced solutions that scale e-commerce operations. The company’s AI operating system, AmbiOS, leverages Dex-Net simulation-to-reality technology to operate highly-dexterous robotic systems for parcel sortation and e-commerce kitting. AmbiOS trains robots in simulation and transfers its deep neural network advancements to physical world systems through high-dexterity robotic hardware, proprietary gripper technology and innovative vision systems.

The AI-powered parcel sortation systems increase traceability for shippers with precise data tracking and can handle a wide range of rigid and deformable items to ensure timely delivery for the end-customer. The systems can operate 24/7 and can scale to meet surging e-commerce demand.

AmbiOS rapidly trains robots before deployment to pick and pack items for fast and affordable integration. The technology powers the company’s two flagship products, AmbiSort, which improves efficiency with AI-powered robotics for parcel sortation, and AmbiKit, which improves efficiency
with modular, flexible kitting lines.