Advanced Navigation is a privately owned Australian company that specializes in the development of navigation technologies and robotics. The company focuses on generating products of the highest quality standard, both in terms of hardware and software. Advanced Navigation’s engineers have specialized expertise across a broad range of fields including sensors, GNSS, inertial navigation, RF technologies, acoustics, robotics, AI and algorithms.
www.advancednavigation.com | Sydney, AUS | Initial Investment: November 2019
Exyn Technologies is a world leader in the development of aerial and ground-based robot systems to autonomously navigate and collect data where maps and GPS do not exist. A spin-off of the prestigious GRASP Laboratory at the University of Pennsylvania, Exyn is commercializing core technologies in the area of self-piloting robotics for digitally starved industries with environments that are dangerous and inaccessible. Its platforms do not rely on human control and the proprietary technology is built upon the fusion of multiple redundant sensors, mapping for obstacle avoidance, and independent planning.
www.exyn.com | Philadelphia, PA | Initial Investment: September 2017
Echodyne is bringing to market new radar based sensor technology that provides the critical high-resolution ground-truth data that autonomous machines and vehicles need to operate safely at any time and in any weather. Echodyne’s radar vision platform consists of patented high-performance and agile imaging radar hardware combined with computer vision-like software for classification, recognition, and perception. When safety matters, Echodyne’s radar vision sensors will be onboard. Echodyne is a privately held company backed by Bill Gates, NEA, Madrona Venture Group, Vulcan Capital, and Lux Capital among others.
www.echodyne.com | Bellevue, WA | Initial Investment: January 2015
Soft Robotics Inc. is commercializing a new class of robotic end-of-arm tool that can delicately and adaptively manipulate items of varying size, shape, and weight. By leveraging the science of soft robotic actuators, the company is automating facilities that have traditionally depended on manual labor for material handling applications in the fresh-cut produce and consumer packaged goods industries.
www.softroboticsinc.com | Cambridge, MA | Initial Investment: July 2014