In a sign the pandemic continues to bolster – and strengthen — the global delivery and logistics market, warehouse robotics startup today that it extended its series C funding round to $200 million, up from $150 million in July 2019. The company says the deal, which closed sometime earlier this year, will accelerate the expansion of its robot-as-a-service program and support its relationships with technology and ecosystem partners.
Worker shortages caused by the spread of coronavirus have prompted some retailer, fulfillment, and logistics companies to accelerate the rollout of mobile robots. For instance, Gap the number of item-picking machines it uses to 106 in total, while Amazon says it’s relying more heavily on automation for product sorting. According to , more than 4 million commercial robots will