March 25, 2019
Diligent Robotics today announces that they have secured $10M in series A funding in a round led by DNX Ventures. Also participating in the round were True Ventures, Ubiquity Ventures, Next Coast Ventures, E14 Fund, Promus Ventures and Grit Ventures.
Diligent Robotics manufacturers an autonomous mobile robot which operates as a hospital assistant to the nursing staff. The robot includes an onboard collaborative robot arm and vision guidance to enable the robot to pick up and carry items.
“We build artificial intelligence that enables service robots to collaborate with people and adapt to dynamic human environments,” Dr. Vivian Chu, cofounder and Chief Technology Officer of Diligent Robotics, said in a statement. “Diligent Robotics is delivering a new class of hospital service robots by building a solution that can autonomously navigate a hospital to perform collaborative tasks with nursing staff.”
Diligent Robotics was founded in 2017, and in 2018 began beta testing Moxi in four U.S. hospitals, where the company says it was successful. This round follows two prior seed rounds which totaled $5.1M (Crunchbase).