Top 10 mobile robotic stories of August 2022

From Snowbot’s rebrand, to exciting deployments, to a $100 million funding round, there was no shortage of mobile robotic news to cover in August.

Here are the 10 most popular robotics stories on The Mobile Robot Guide in August. Subscribe to The Mobile Robot Guide Newsletter to stay updated and have the news delivered straight to your inbox.

cobalt robotics10. Cobalt Robotics deepens partnership with Safetrust

Cobalt Robotics announced that it’s expanding its partnership with Safetrust. The company plans to integrate Safetrust’s Sensor Ecosystem with Cobalt’s robotics, allowing Cobalt’s robots to seamlessly connect with the Safetrust ecosystem. Cobalt creates security robots for monitoring corporate office spaces. Its Remote Guarding Service Solution has the ability to identify and flag anomalies like people, sounds, motions, doors, windows and missing assets. Read More

MuL Technologies MARC cart

9. MuL releases third generation of MARC autonomous carts

The MARC cart by MuL Technologies is an affordable, autonomous cart that is designed to automate person-to-goods warehouse workflows.  Mul Technologies offers MARC in several configurations that list between $9,995 to $12,995. The newly released “Series 3” version of the MARC enhances the base capabilities and offers several new features. Read More

waku robotics8. Waku Robotics secures new investment to build AMR software

Germany robotics software company Waku Robotics closed a seed round of $1.64M (€1.5M).  New investors include Schauenburg Ventures, Plug and Play, Technologiegründerfonds Sachsen (TGFS),  Bito Campus and London-based proptech VC Pi Labs. Agilox founder Franz Humer and Hans-Jürgen Cramer are also participating in the round. The company was founded in late 2019, and currently has less than 20 employees. Read More

Robotic Combat Vehicle-Light (RCV-L).

7. Stratom selected to develop additional capabilities for RCV-L

Stratom, a manufacturer of autonomous ground vehicles and robotic systems for logistics and operations, said the US Army has awarded it a contract to build a personnel safety system for Robotic Combat Vehicle-Light (RCV-L). The Perimeter Safety for Autonomous Vehicles (P-SAV) system will provide 360-degree sensor coverage and machine learning to identify nearby people and objects. Read More


6. Pudu Robotics now at work in 50+ companies across Europe

Pudu Robotics announced that its service robots are being used in over 50 businesses and brands across Europe. Pudu Robotics’ service robots include the PuduBot, a universal delivery robot, the BellaBot, a premium delivery robot with a cat-like face, and KettyBot, a delivery and reception robot. The company’s robots are at work in a variety of places across Europe. Read More

5. PODCAST: The state of robotics investment

Welcome to Episode 88 of The Robot Report Podcast, which brings conversations with robotics innovators straight to you. Join us each week for discussions with leading roboticists, innovative robotics companies and other key members of the robotics community. Our guest this week is Peter Finn, managing director of Cowen’s Industrials investment banking group. Read More

cobalt robot featureds size4. Cobalt Robotics partners with Otis for elevator integration

Cobalt Robotics announced today that their robots are able to call and dispatch Otis elevators remotely via the Otis Integrated Dispatch API. Cobalt robots primarily provide safety and security in corporate office environments, automating security workflows more reliably than humans. The robots can provide coverage to multiple floors by integrating with elevators, increasing the speed with which teams can resolve their safety issues throughout their spaces. Read More

geek+3. Geek+ raises another $100M for AMRs

Geek+ has raised $100 million in Series E1 funding. The company’s last funding round closed in early 2021 but was previously undisclosed. Now, the company is valued at over $2 billion. Participating in the Series E funding round were Intel Capital, Vertex Growth, and Qingyue Capital Investment. Geek+ plans to use the fresh funding to further expand in the global market and invest in research and development for its autonomous mobile robots (AMRs). Read More

2. 3PL GEODIS deploying 1,000 more Locus Robotics AMRs

Locus Robotics has signed what it claimed to be one of the largest deployments of autonomous mobile robots (AMRs) ever. The Wilmington, Mass.-based company will deploy 1,000 of its AMRs at warehouses for GEODIS over the next 24 months. GEODIS is a leading global transport and logistics provider and has used Locus’ AMRs since 2018, when it first deployed them at a site in Indiana. Read More


1. Snowbot rebrands to Yarbo, announces new multi-functional robot

Snowbot is now Yarbo, an intelligent yard maintenance provider. The company completed its rebrand in June and has announced a new robot, Yarbo. The robot consists of a universal robot body that can swap out different attachments to perform different yard care functions. The robot’s ability to switch out different attachments means users won’t have to buy multiple robots for each individual kind of yard work. Read More

Written by

Brianna Wessling

Brianna Wessling is an Associate Editor, Robotics, WTWH Media. She joined WTWH Media in November 2021, and is a recent graduate from the University of Kansas. She can be reached at