Soft Robotics

Soft Robotics is an industry-leading technology company that designs and builds automated, high-speed picking solutions using proprietary soft robotic grippers, 3D machine vision, and artificial intelligence. 

Soft Robotics solves previously off-limits automation challenges for customers in food & beverage, advanced manufacturing and e-commerce.

Soft Robotics was founded in June 2013 by Carmichael Roberts and George Whitesides. The company is headquartered in Bedford, Massachusetts.


Soft Robotics' mGrip and mGripAI solutions are easy-to-integrate enabling the deployment of robots in food and consumer packaged goods , solving the many supply-chain and labor challenges in these industries.


Soft Robotics' transformational robotic solutions enable system integrators and OEM machinery builders to offer solutions that automate some of the most challenging bulk processes found in food production.


Soft Robotics partners with industry leaders who have successfully designed and built food automation systems leveraging Soft Robotics soft gripping technology. Some of its customers, include Tyson Foods, Applied Manufacturing Technologies, FANUC, ABB Robotics, Johnsonville, JLS, Quest, AMP Automation Rose, and many more.


Soft Robotics is backed by Tyson Ventures, ABB Technology Ventures, Calibrate Ventures, FANUC, Honeywell Ventures, Hyperplane Venture Capital, Material Impact, Scale Venture Partners, Marel, Johnsonville Ventures, and others. The company raised $26M in an initial Series C closing on Nov 17, 2022. This brings Soft Robotics' total funding to $86M to date.



  • Year founded: 2013
  • Funding Info: $86M over 6 Rounds (Latest Funding Type: Series C)
  • Yearly Revenue: NA
  • Employee Size: 51-200
  • Business Valuation: NA
  • City/Town: Bedford
  • State: Massachusetts
  • Country: United States
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