Dexterity emerged from Stealth this week and has announced its full-stack solution aimed at developing collaborative robotic systems. The hardware software system was developed for a variety of different tasks, including order picking and packing of crates, which are geared towards inventory fulfillment and logistics.
The startup based in the Bay Area has already built up considerable support from the investment world. So far, $ 56.2 million has been raised from a long list of supporters, including Kleiner Perkins, Lightspeed Venture partner, Obvious Ventures, Pacific West Bank, B37 Ventures and Presidio (Sumitomo) Ventures, Blackhorn Ventures, Liquid 2 Ventures and Stanford StartX.
The company was founded in 2017 as an extension of Dexterity's CEO Stanir thesis, described by CEO Samir Menon: “Menon worked on a control theory framework to describe how the human brain controls and coordinates the body, which is a model for human distillation serves skills in mathematical programs that control robots in a graceful, human-like manner. "
Part of the company's appeal seems to be the versatility of robotics, which is designed to work with and collaborate with its human counterparts. The first users of the system include an undisclosed "global food manufacturer", a "worldwide parcel delivery company" and the Japanese Kawasaki Heavy Industries.
According to Dexterity, the demand for key services during the COVID 19 pandemic, like so many others in the robotics and automation sector, has increased, declaring that its systems have been shipping "half a million units of packaged food" . ”