AI startup Gather uses drones and computer vision for warehouse inventory

Gather, a company that uses autonomous drones for warehouse inventory, launched out of stealth today. Founded in 2017, the company of about 10 employees is based in Pittsburgh.

Gather’s founding team is made up of Robotics Institute at Carnegie Mellon University graduates, including cofounder and chief robotics officer Sankalp Arora, whose work with the Office of Naval Research on autonomous helicopters won the 2018 Howard Hughes Award.

Earlier this year, Gather closed a $2.5 million funding round to bring its products to market and grow its computer vision and software offerings.

Gather supplies software for the autonomous operation of drones that can connect with existing warehouse management systems and IoT devices such as motion sensors. Computer vision is then used to scan and count inventory.

The solution is about 60% cheaper than traditional methods that rely on people alone, Gather said. Gather software is currently used in an undisclosed

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