Chick-fil-A taps Refraction AI for autonomous delivery pilot
When Refraction AI was founded in 2019, its goal was to use robotics to bring down the cost of last-mile delivery. Over the past couple of years, the startup has worked directly with restaurants in it
CMU’s Matt Johnson-Roberson and MIT’s Daniela Rus will talk higher education at TC Sessions: Robotics 2022
Robotics technology, currently a $45.5 billion global market, has had an enormous impact on countless industries, including agtech, automotive, healthcare, labor, warehousing and logistics. Thanks to
How Nuro became the robotic face of Domino’s
Pandemic pizza was definitely a thing. U.S. consumers forked out a record-breaking $14bn to have pizza delivered to their doors in 2020, and nearly half of that was spent with one brand: Domino's.
Here’s what the inevitable friendly neighborhood robot invasion looks like
The first sign that your town is about to welcome a horde of Nuro robots will be the appearance of a fleet of human-driven Toyota Priuses modified with cameras, lidars and radars.
Last-mile, landscaping and leaping robots
I spoke to Refraction AI co-founder/CTO Matthew Johnson-Roberson on the occasion of the Michigan startup’s $4.2 million seed raise. This week we posted a Q&A where he answers a wider range of to
Refraction AI’s Matthew Johnson-Roberson on finding the middle path to robotic delivery
Refraction AI calls itself the Goldilocks of robotic delivery. The Ann Arbor-based company recently raised a $4.2-million seed round and expanded operations to Austin.
Last-mile delivery robotics company Refraction AI raises $4.2M
Ann Arbor-based Refraction AI announced today that it has raised a $4.2 million seed round. The startup, which debuted on the TechCrunch Sessions: Mobility stage back in 2019, was founded by a pair of
Quarantine drives interest in autonomous delivery, but it’s still miles from mainstream
The prospect of truly zero contact delivery seems closer — and more important — than ever with the pandemic changing how we think of last mile logistics. Autonomous delivery executives from FedEx,
TC Sessions: Mobility 2020 starts tomorrow
TC Sessions: Mobility 2020, kicks off in full swing tomorrow! Don’t miss out on two full days devoted to the technology and people that make things fly, roll, haul or deliver. Today’s the last day
Hear from Postmates, Refraction AI and FedEx about autonomous delivery at TC Sessions: Mobility 2020
Small startups and logistics giants alike are working on how to use automated vehicle technology and robotics for delivery. Some have even accelerated their efforts, with mixed results, as the COVID-1