Rise Of The Robots
Judging by the growth and momentum at a number of leading robotics startups, it shouldn’t be long before you can expect to see autonomous robots coming to places they’ve never gone previously. Driven by advances in artificial intelligence and other technologies, as well as worker shortages in numerous industries, startups have launched robots for construction work, machine operating, landscaping and even pizza-making. Meanwhile, a number of robotics startups also continue to disrupt the warehousing market, including with AI-powered robots that are capable of performing labor-intensive tasks such as piece-picking. Our list of the coolest robotics startups this year so far also includes makers of drones (Skydio) and delivery robots (Starship Technologies), as well as a developer of autonomous motion planning technologies for industrial robots (Realtime Robotics).
What follows are our picks for the 10 coolest robotics startups of 2021 so far.
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