Seegrid Corporation acquired Box Robotics, a mobile robotics startup bringing high-definition maps, three-dimensional LiDAR and deep learning to the warehouse and manufacturing automation space. This acquisition will help accelerate next-generation perception and more human-like, situational awareness technology to Seegrid’s vision guided vehicles (VGVs), making manufacturing, distribution and e-commerce fulfillment facilities even more productive as the demand for automation increases during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Box Robotics, led by the former Love Park Robotics principals Tom Panzarella and John Spletzer, focuses on 3D perception autonomy with human-like situational awareness for industrial robots. This acquisition will accelerate the deployment of even more advanced functionality for Seegrid’s vehicles.
“Seegrid and Box Robotics are perfectly aligned in our mission to bring full 3D situational awareness and predictability to our next-generation robots,” said Jim Rock, Seegrid’s Chief Executive Officer. “Tom and John are visionary leaders and experienced computer vision and robotics developers who uniquely and deeply understand the issues facing material handling automation.”