Seegrid Corp., Pittsburgh-based developer of self-driving industrial vehicles for material handling, on Tuesday, October 6, 2020, announced that it acquired Box Robotics. Financials were not disclosed.
Philadelphia-based Box Robotics is a mobile robotics startup bringing high-definition maps; three-dimensional LiDAR, a method for measuring distances by using laser light; and deep learning to the warehouse and manufacturing automation space. The acquisition is expected to help accelerate next-generation perception and more human-like, situational awareness technology to Seegrid’s vision guided vehicles, in turn making manufacturing, distribution and e-commerce fulfillment facilities even more productive as the demand for automation increases during the Covid-19 pandemic.
“Seegrid and Box Robotics are perfectly aligned in our mission to bring full 3D situational awareness and predictability to our next-generation robots,” Jim Rock, Seegrid CEO, said in a prepared statement.