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Kiwibot acquires AUTO Mobility Solutions, bolstering AI and cybersecurity for robotic delivery

In a strategic move that promises to reshape the landscape of autonomous delivery services, Kiwibot, a pioneering robotic delivery company, has announced the acquisition of AUTO Mobility Solutions Co. This landmark deal brings together two powerhouses in the realm of robotics and artificial intelligence (AI), paving the way for enhanced security, efficiency, and scalability in the rapidly evolving world of robotic deliveries.

The acquisition marks a significant milestone for both companies, as they join forces to drive innovation and fortify privacy measures in the robotics industry, particularly for intelligent robots sourced from Asia and deployed in Western markets.



"The acquisition of AUTO is a game-changer for us, bringing a wealth of technological innovation and a strong patent portfolio that will significantly enhance our cybersecurity measures for AI-powered robotics," asserted Felipe Chavez, founder and CEO of Kiwibot. "This move not only strengthens our position in the market but also connects the manufacturing expertise from Asia with the AI development in the West securely."

Kiwibot's Journey: Pioneering Robotic Deliveries on Campus and Beyond Founded in 2017, Kiwibot has been at the forefront of robotic deliveries, leveraging artificial intelligence to develop autonomous robots that have successfully been deployed across the United States, Dubai, and Saudi Arabia. The company has established itself as a market leader in robotic deliveries on U.S. college campuses and has raised significant funding, including $10 million in December 2023, to fuel its growth and expand its Deliveries as a Service (DaaS) offering.

"Kiwibot is actively exploring opportunities to expand our robotic delivery services beyond college campuses," Chavez told The Robot Report. "We will soon announce customers in two different categories."


AUTO Mobility Solutions: Fortifying Cybersecurity and AI Capabilities 

Based in Taipei, Taiwan, AUTO Mobility Solutions brings a wealth of expertise in integrated circuit (IC) chips for AI, self-driving vehicles, robotics, the Internet of Things (IoT), and cybersecurity. The company's advanced technologies, including path planning, positioning, and obstacle avoidance, have been meticulously developed and safeguarded through a robust patent portfolio.

"Becoming a part of Kiwibot opens up new avenues for our technologies and patents," noted Sming Liao, CEO of AUTO Mobility Solutions. "Together, we are poised to redefine the landscape of autonomous delivery services, ensuring greater security and efficiency."

The acquisition will add more than 100 licensed patents to Kiwibot's offerings, significantly bolstering its cybersecurity infrastructure and AI capabilities. As the interest in AI continues to surge, so do the associated vulnerabilities, making robust cybersecurity measures paramount.


Synergistic Alliance: Navigating Geopolitical and Supply Chain Challenges 

Beyond technological advancements, the acquisition strategically positions the merged entity to navigate geopolitical and supply chain challenges more effectively. AUTO's established presence in Taiwan and Shenzhen, China, will play a crucial role in helping Kiwibot diversify its supply chain, ensuring stability in its manufacturing and development processes.

"AUTO's expertise and strategic locations will aid in diversifying our supply chain and providing stability in our manufacturing and development processes, ensuring Kiwibot's continued growth and scalability," explained Chavez.

Fostering Innovation and Autonomous Operations While the companies are unified in their mission and strategy, they recognize the importance of fostering innovation through autonomous operations. Kiwibot is currently evaluating the best approach to integrate their brands, honoring the established identity and contributions of AUTO's team while reflecting their unified strength.

"The Taipei team will maintain a high degree of autonomy to leverage their specialized expertise and local knowledge effectively," Chavez said. "While we are unified in our mission and strategy, we recognize the importance of fostering innovation through autonomous operations."


Pioneering the Future of Robotic Services As Kiwibot and AUTO Mobility 

Solutions embark on this transformative journey, their roadmap includes the continuous improvement of autonomous delivery robots, the expansion of service areas, and the seamless integration of AUTO's technological advancements.

"We are committed to pioneering the future of robotic services and ensuring a seamless and secure experience for our users," Chavez affirmed. "Stay tuned for exciting updates as we progress on this journey."

With this strategic acquisition, Kiwibot is poised to redefine the boundaries of robotic delivery services, leveraging cutting-edge technology, cybersecurity expertise, and a diversified supply chain to deliver unparalleled efficiency, security, and scalability to businesses and consumers alike.

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