Fox Robotics

Canvas Category Machinery : Industrial Robot : Material Handling

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Primary Location Austin, Texas, United States

Financial Status VC; BMW, Zebra Technologies

Automated trailer unloading that works. Install in an hour. Unload a trailer at 25 pallets per hour. No IT or WMS integration. Fox Robotics combines the latest in robotics, machine learning, optimization and planning to build automated forklifts that are smart, safe and effective. Loading and unloading are just the start. Next, we plan to tackle put-away, letdown, long-distance hauling, cross-dock, order picking, and more. We’re not going to stop until we develop automated solutions to handle all the major tasks in a warehouse.

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A Fork in the Road: Walmart Bets on Associates, Automation

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🔖 Topics: Partnership

🏢 Organizations: Walmart, Fox Robotics

After a 16-month proof of concept, I’m proud to announce Walmart is taking another step into the future, rolling 19 autonomous forklifts across four high-tech DCs, with the potential for more as we evaluate the benefits to our associates and operations. As our facility has worked with Fox Robotics, the developer of the autonomous forklifts, we’ve learned a lot. But I can sum it up easily: Automation isn’t just good for business – it’s good for our associates too.

Here’s how they work together: Trucks arrive at our DC, and they need to be unloaded. Queue the forklifts. Using AI-powered machine vision and dynamic planning, the forklifts safely and accurately unload pallets and ferry them to be inducted into the automated storage and retrieval system, which catalogues and stores our goods. And the associate? They’re the most important part.

Associates are being trained to operate the FoxBot autonomous forklift, designed to fully automate the warehouse loading dock. And so far, it’s working. That’s why Walmart invested growth capital for a minority stake in Fox Robotics, demonstrating a multi-year commitment to the company and its technology.

Read more at Walmart News

Fox Robotics Announces $20M Investment led by BMW i Ventures

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🔖 Topics: Funding Event

🏢 Organizations: Fox Robotics, BMW, Zebra Technologies

Fox Robotics, the autonomous forklift company, announced today the close of a $20M oversubscribed funding round led by BMW i Ventures. Additional new investors include Zebra Technologies, Japan Airlines & Translink Innovation Fund, and Foothill Ventures. Existing investors Menlo Ventures, ENIAC Ventures, and SignalFire also participated in the round.

Fox is on a mission to deploy its forklifts across warehouses and production environments across the globe and develop new autonomous capabilities to expand use cases. It intends to use the new funds to ramp up production, invest in talent, and expand globally.

Read more at Fox Robotics Blog

Fox Robotics – Automated Trailer Unloader Forklift