Mantis Robotics Announces Seed Investment by Amazon Industrial Innovation Fund

  • Gerry Vannuffelen
  • April 21, 2022
  • Press

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SAN FRANCISCO, CA (April 21, 2022) — Mantis Robotics, a new entry to the robotics industry, has announced a seed investment from the Amazon Industrial Innovation Fund.

Mantis Robotics is a robotics hardware and software company developing a tactile robotic arm that can cohesively work alongside people. Their sensing and safety motion technologies promote safer environments where people and robots can work together efficiently.

Mantis’s robotic arm is designed to safely perform tasks in continuously changing environments. Its scalable safety motion architecture, paired with its intuitive software, enables truly flexible automation processes at factories and warehouses.

Gerry Vannuffelen, Mantis Robotics Co-Founder & CEO, said, “We built this company to address a common frustration we hear all the time from manufacturers. Right now, they have to sacrifice efficiency if they want robots to work safely alongside people. With Amazon as a pioneer in the use of robotics, this investment is a strong show of confidence in our vision to make human-robot collaboration even safer and more productive. We are absolutely thrilled to welcome Amazon as an investor through its Industrial Innovation Fund.”

“The purpose of the Amazon Industrial Innovation Fund is to support emerging technologies through direct investments, designed to spur invention and solve for the world’s toughest challenges across customer fulfillment operations, logistics, and supply chain solutions,” said Katherine Chen, Head of the Amazon Industrial Innovation Fund. “We’re inspired by the way that Mantis approaches robotics. Their science-driven approach with a focus on safety optimization could help create both a safer and more seamless work experience.”

Mantis Robotics plans to use the fresh capital to expand its engineering teams and accelerate its product development. The company targets to deploy its first robotic systems later this year.

Learn more about the Amazon Industrial Innovation Fund.