Soft Robotics

Soft Robotics is an innovative robotics pioneer that designs and builds soft robotic gripping systems and automation solutions that can grasp and manipulate items of varying size, shape and weight.

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 designs and builds automated picking solutions using mGrip, a proprietary, modular soft robotic gripping system, 3D machine perception, and SoftAI™ artificial intelligence.


Soft Robotics' transformational robotic solutions enable machine builders to solve the hardest piece picking problems across the food supply chain in areas like agriculture, food processing, and logistics.


Soft Robotics has hundreds of system installations, running billions of successful picks, in 24/7 "live" production for some of the largest global producers in these industries.


Soft Robotics is backed by ABB Technology Ventures, Calibrate Ventures, FANUC, Honeywell Ventures, Hyperplane Venture Capital, Material Impact, Scale Venture Partners, Tyson Ventures, and others. The company raised $10M in Series B extension round on Jun 29, 2021. This brings Soft Robotics' total funding to $58M to date.



  • Year founded: 2013
  • Funding Info: $58M over 4 Rounds (Latest Funding Type: Series B)
  • Yearly Revenue: NA
  • Employee Size: 51-200
  • Business Valuation: NA
  • City/Town: Bedford
  • State: Massachusetts
  • Country: United States
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