XPeng Robotics, an affiliate of XPeng Inc., has announced an agreement to receive over $100 million in Series A capital funding, led by a group of longtime investors. The fresh financing will enable XPeng Robotics to further its R&D in robotic hardware and software and talent acquisition while accelerating product development. XPeng expects to have its dog-like robots in people’s homes within the next two years.
robots Stories July 12
robots Stories June 9
Yes, you read that correctly. Agricultural machinery manufacturer AGCO is continuing its technical partnership with Apex.AI in order to use its Apex.OS software development kit to add autonomous capabilities to its farming robot concept. The battery-powered Xaver farming robots were developed by AGCO brand Fendt and can autonomously plant seeds on farms 24 hours a day.
robots Stories March 15
If I didn’t know better, I’d think Kawasaki was doing everything it could to delay giving the world a new electric motorcycle. Instead of an awesome two-wheeler, Kawasaki just rolled out a four-legger in the form of a goat robot.
Well there’s a brand new sentence.
robots Stories February 4
Kia America announced that unlike Tom Brady, it will return to the Super Bowl this year with a new :60 spot that promotes both love for the environment and furry friends. In addition to showcasing the Kia’s new all-electric EV6 sedan, the campaign will also help shelter animals find a forever home.
robots Stories September 2, 2021
Kiwibot is a last-mile delivery service that has completed over 150,000 food deliveries using electric semi-autonomous robots. Yesterday, the company announced its official expansion into San Jose, Miami-Dade County, Pittsburgh, and Detroit. Each of the four cities will be given up to 10 robots with one human supervisor.
robots Stories August 11, 2021
Ford has shared test-drive footage of its Mustang Mach-E facing extreme weather conditions with a newly hired driver, a robot. The footage comes from Ford’s state-of-the-art Weather Factory in Germany and shows the new robots performing driving test simulations under extreme heat and high altitude, many of which human drivers cannot easily manage.
robots Stories February 21, 2016
Tesla released over the weekend a new short video of a timelapse of the Model X assembly line titled: “Symphony of robots building Model X“. expand full story
robots Stories August 29, 2015
Elon Musk teases the Model X nearing production in a picture posted to Instagram Saturday night. Tesla’s CEO says the company is still “bringing up” the second production line, which is expected to increase Tesla’s production capacity at the Fremont factory and allow the company to start production of the long awaited Model X.
The CEO also confirmed that the production line is equipped with 542 robots including 15 operating simultaneously at the central assembly point. expand full story