Diligent Robotics, a creator of a hospital robot assistant called Moxi, raised $10 million in a Series A funding round led by DNX Ventures.
Existing investors True Ventures, Ubiquity Ventures, Next Coast Ventures, E14 Fund, Promus Ventures, and Grit Ventures also joined the round.
The company plans to use the new funds to scale its solution to a broader customer base. The funds will also support the company’s hardware and software development.
Moxi incorporates mobile manipulation, social intelligence, and human-guided learning capabilities and helps clinical staff with routine, non-patient-facing tasks, so they have more time for patient care, and hospitals save money on staff burnout and turnover costs. Moxi has been successfully deployed in several US hospitals and focuses fetch and deliver tasks for frontline clinicians.
“We envision a future powered by robots that work seamlessly with human teams,” said Dr. Andrea Thomaz, co-founder and chief executive officer of Diligent Robotics. “We are enabling our hospital customers redesign workflows for their frontline teams, letting nurses make full use of their specialized skills, letting robots handle tedious fetching tasks and other routine work.”
“We build artificial intelligence that enables service robots to collaborate with people and adapt to dynamic human environments,” said Dr. Vivian Chu, co-founder and chief technology officer of Diligent Robotics. “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.”
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