5D Robotics Finds $5.5M For Robotics Navigation

Carlsbad-based 5D Robotics, a developer of positioning and navigation tools aimed at robot navigation, has raised $5.5M in a seed funding. Names of the seed investors in the company were not disclosed. 5D Robotics said its software uses data from GPS, LIDAR, IMU, odometry, vision, and UWB sensors for far more accurate positioning of vehicles than GPS alone. The company--which is applying its technology from everything from automobiles to unmanned, aerial drones--said its technology is accurate down to the centimeter level. The company is led by CEO David Bruemmer. More information »