Wal-Mart and Amazon are experimenting with drones in warehouses, and self-driving cars are predicted to reduce traffic accidents.
Seegrid comes in somewhere among these autonomous developments, and let's throw in the robotic mix that it's somewhat like Knightscope for the factory and warehouse floor. It manufactures vision guided vehicles (VGVs) that navigate without wires, lasers, magnets, or tape. Designed for fleets of pallet trucks and tow tractors, the technology allows companies to manage, monitor, and control a fleet of vehicles.
The goal is to improve workflow processes, increase productivity and throughput, and reduce labor and operating costs, while also improving workplace safety and reducing equipment and product damage.
The privately held company went through a Chapter 11 bankruptcy in 2014 but emerged in January 2015 and is currently generating revenue growth, according to PitchBook. The company says it had over 100 percent revenue growth from 2014 to 2015.