Refraction AI

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…

Chick-fil-A taps Refraction AI for autonomous delivery pilot

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 advances in AI, IoT…

CMU’s Matt Johnson-Roberson and MIT’s Daniela Rus will talk higher education at TC Sessions: Robotics 2022

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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.

8:02 am PDT • August 16, 2021
How Nuro became the robotic face of Domino’s

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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.

8:02 am PDT • August 16, 2021
Here’s what the inevitable friendly neighborhood robot invasion looks like

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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 topics about the delivery robotics company, and this bit jumped out at me: It still boggles my mind that nobody has tried to…

8:04 am PDT • June 17, 2021
Last-mile, landscaping and leaping robots

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.

Refraction AI’s Matthew Johnson-Roberson on finding the middle path to robotic delivery

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…

Last-mile delivery robotics company Refraction AI raises $4.2M

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…

Quarantine drives interest in autonomous delivery, but it’s still miles from mainstream

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…

TC Sessions: Mobility 2020 starts tomorrow

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…

Hear from Postmates, Refraction AI and FedEx about autonomous delivery at TC Sessions: Mobility 2020