Kiwibot acquires Auto to strengthen robotics security and innovation

April 3, 2024

Addressing mounting privacy anxieties in the robotics industry, Kiwibot and AUTO Mobility Solutions Co. Ltd. announced a strategic merger. This union prioritizes robust customer information protection while revolutionizing the automation landscape and the future of delivery services.

[San Francisco, CA/02 April] - Kiwibot, the leading tech start-up distinguished for its AI-powered autonomous delivery robots on U.S. college campuses, proudly announces its merger with AUTO Mobility Solutions Co. Ltd. This strategic collaboration marks a significant milestone in both companies' journeys towards revolutionizing the automation landscape and redefining the future of delivery services.

Amidst growing concerns about privacy and security in the robotic industry, the merger between Kiwibot and AUTO, incubated by ALi Corp, will ensure robust customer information and privacy protection. Kiwibot and Auto are working with their partners in more than 28 college campuses in the States;  developing a chip to provide greater compliance and safety into the robots they deploy, as well as for the total robot market.

The co-developed privacy chip represents a significant breakthrough in the autonomous delivery landscape. This innovative technology encrypts customer data throughout the delivery process, significantly reducing the risk of data breaches and ensuring user privacy and data protection. With plans to integrate the chip into their existing fleets and future iterations, Kiwibot and AUTO are poised to deliver millions of secure and AI-driven robotic systems across campuses nationwide.

Key benefits of this partnership include:

  • Expanded automated services across diverse environments such as college campuses and hospitals.
  • Enhanced efficiency and range of Kiwibot's delivery fleet through AUTO's advanced robot design and functionalities.
  • Development of new features to cater to a broader range of customer needs and preferences.
  • Broadened service offerings, particularly in college campuses and healthcare settings.
  • Improved delivery fleet efficiency through insights gained from AUTO's robotic design expertise.
  • Innovation in product lineup, meeting evolving consumer demands.

The timing of this merger aligns with Kiwibot's upward trajectory, fueled by increasing demand for its services. With a solidified position as the leading robotic delivery provider on US college campuses, Kiwibot is poised to capitalize on market trends and strengthen its leadership.

Felipe Chavez, CEO and Founder of Kiwibot expressed enthusiasm about the merger, stating, "AUTO's groundbreaking AIoT robotics enrich our autonomous-tech stack, redefining the landscape of repetitive physical tasks."

Sming Liao, CEO of AUTO, echoed similar sentiments, saying, "We're thrilled to join forces with Kiwibot, setting a new standard in autonomous delivery services."

This merger underscores a growing trend of consolidation within the autonomous delivery space, as companies seek complementary technologies to stay ahead in a competitive market.

About Kiwibot

Kiwibot offers cost-effective solutions to repetitive physical tasks, leading the market for robotic delivery on US campuses, having completed over 200,000 food deliveries since 2017.

About AUTO

AUTO, incubated by ALi Corp, specializes in AIoT-powered robotic solutions designed for multiple task settings, featuring thoughtful path planning, accurate positioning, and flexible obstacle avoidance.

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