Barcelona-based start-up Keyper has developed an autonomous robot dog, named Keybotic, designed to perform industrial maintenance and inspection checks without human aid, for which it has just secured €3m (£2.6m) to commercialise.
The financing round was led by family offices in Spain’s industrial and tech sectors.
Irene Gómez, co-founder and CEO of Keyper, said: “We are very happy with this latest funding round as it validates our RaaS business model and gives us the financial muscle to continue growing in strategic sectors for the company.
“We would like to thank our investors for their support and confidence. This boost supports us to grow Keyper’s potential and allows us to increase production capacity to enter a new phase of commercialisation of our robot dog, as well as to expand our client list in the industrial sector.”
Founded in 2020, Keybotic designs and develops robot dogs that can detect incidents like gas leaks, read industrial instruments and send notifcations in real-time about anomalies and dangers it detects.
By offering automated interpretation of this data, bot can support the digitisation process in industrial plants and support improved incident prediction and detection, improving productivity and reducing risk.
The robot dog can also perform inspection without the need for human interaction and is designed to carry out security and maintenance observations in complex environments.
With the new funding, the Barcelona team also plans to finalise the production of Keyper to supply the chemical and security sectors, as well as the oil and gas and mining industries.