Vendor Profile:

Bear Robotics 

​Bear Robotics

Headquarters: ​Redwood City, CA, USA
Public: NO
Website: ​


  • ​Penny


  • ​Restaurant Automation


Bear Robotics just announced a new generation of Penny, the self-driving food service robot. The first generation of Penny was introduced ​in 2018 as a prototype. This new version of the robot features an enhanced design with a Versatile, Interchangeable Tray System and proprietary Nimble Indoor Navigation to help restaurateurs run more efficient, successful businesses.

Bear Robotics was started to address the increased pressure faced by the food service and hospitality industry around wages, labor supply, and cost efficiencies. The company developed Penny, the first robot optimized for front-of-house food service. Penny runs food to and from the kitchen to allow human servers to spend more time with their customers. The robot is optimized for the narrow and crowded spaces that restaurant operators and other hospitality providers serve within. Penny has served more than 40,000 restaurant customers worldwide.

Penny operates on a monthly subscription model (Robots as a Service) that doesn’t require restaurateurs to pay an up-front investment. The robot is available now to serve the United States and Asian markets.

Recent News for ​Bear Robotics

Bear Robotics Raising $35M Investment
​August 30, 2019According to a TechCrunch article, Bear Robotics is raising $35M in investment and has already raised $10M towards[...]

About the author 

Mike Oitzman

Mike Oitzman brings 25 years of product management and product marketing experience to the role of publisher and editor for Mobile Robot Guide. Mike is a respected expert in the mobile robot market and is a frequent panel leader and speaker at events and tradeshows.

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