Indoor Robotics announced the closing of a $15 million Series A funding. The funding round was led by Pitango and included Target Global, the European Innovation Council Fund and Spider Capital.
This cycle enables Indoor Robotics to drive product development and enable intelligent indoor security worldwide.
Developing an autonomous indoor security robot has challenged robotics designers for years. While some floor robots are commercially available, ordinary objects like a chair or step can prevent them from fully securing an area. Indoor Robotics’ Tando uses multiple proprietary sensors and algorithms to precisely map and navigate any indoor space, allowing it to autonomously navigate over or around anything in its path, allowing it to secures and monitors large areas.
“We reimagined what a drone was capable of and combined human capabilities with AI tools to enable next-generation security and surveillance,” said Doron Ben David, co-founder and CEO of Indoor Robotics. “Tando has already been deployed by the world’s largest enterprises and security monitoring companies and is having a tangible impact on safety and security.”
Tando docks to the ceiling and functions as a security camera when not in flight. In addition to office buildings, it is currently used to secure and monitor warehouses, data centers, shopping malls and retail establishments by well-known companies.
These funds will allow Indoor Robotics to move into full production and develop its go-to-market strategy. “We took the opportunity to increase our investment in indoor robotics following the successful launch of Tando and the team’s demonstrated ability to achieve critical milestones,” said Rami Kalish, Managing Partner at Pitango. “Indoor Robotics’ proven capabilities have generated exciting market demand, which investors are excited to facilitate.”
In addition to security features, Tando provides significant improvements in security and operation. It is capable of collecting thermal imaging data and environmental data, as well as recording part temperatures and identifying leaks. It also enables preventive maintenance, identifying areas of buildings that require care.
Doron Ben David and Amit Moran founded Indoor Robotics in 2018. Ben David had left his position as technical director of the space division of Israel Aerospace Industries when he began collaborating with Moran, a former head of robotics innovation at Intel . They turned their attention to drones, looking for areas where they could surpass human beings. They acknowledged drones were ideal for security, an industry that suffers from 300% employee turnover, is vulnerable to fatigue and human error, and pays minimum wage to guards tasked with protecting assets. precious.
The drone supports the company’s mission to improve quality of life by enabling a smooth and comfortable indoor experience through task-oriented robots.