Oshkosh Corporation, a leading innovator of mission-critical vehicles and essential equipment, is strategically investing and partnering with Robotic Research, further accelerating its innovation and autonomy offerings. Robotic Research is a global leader in autonomous mobility and Advance Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) solutions.
The companies began working together in 2017 on autonomy programs for the U.S. Department of Defense. Oshkosh is now expanding its relationship with Robotic Research, whose robotics and autonomous driving technologies align well with Oshkosh products and use cases. The new partnership and joint development agreement will further complement Oshkosh’s ongoing work in autonomous vehicles and equipment, providing significant benefits to the millions of people who do essential work every day, including the nation’s soldiers, firefighters, and first responders as well as environmental service and construction workers.
“With this strategic partnership, we position ourselves for continued growth within these critical and groundbreaking technologies,” said John C. Pfeifer, Oshkosh Corporation president and chief executive officer. “Together, our work will provide our customers with robust and functionally safe solutions along with a clear path to production that is unmatched in the industry.”
“We are thrilled to expand our relationship with Oshkosh to deliver safety technologies for these key industries across the nation,” said Alberto Lacaze, Robotic Research’s chief executive officer. “Our companies have successfully worked alongside each other for many years, and we are proud to further demonstrate the value our technology provides as we expand our solutions into the environmental service, construction, and emergency services markets.”
Oshkosh’s investment follows Robotic Research’s December 2021 $228 million series A funding round —the first outside capital the company has raised in its 20-year history.