Amazon acquires warehouse robotics startup Canvas Technology

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According to TechCrunch, Amazon has acquired Canvas Technology, a warehouse robotics startup based in Boulder, Colorado.

“We are inspired by Canvas Technology’s innovations, and share a common vision for a future where people work alongside robotics to further improve safety and the workplace experience,” an Amazon spokesperson says in a statement, via TechCrunch.

“We look forward to working with Canvas Technology’s fantastic team to keep inventing for customers.”

Canvas raised a $15 million Series A led by Playground Global. During Playground’s open house approximately a year ago, the Canvas Autonomous Cart was on display and showcased its ability to avoid people and obstacles in the crowded space.

Using 3D imaging and an in-house software technology that can be applied to other hardware, the platform essentially operates as a self-driving car in a warehouse setting.