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SoftBank makes fresh bet on Chinese robotics startup

Vision Fund 2 joins $188m investment in Gaussian Robotics

Gaussian Robotics' machines are ideal for large facilities such as factories because they can plot the most efficient cleaning route, says SoftBank CEO Masyoshi Son, who backs the startup.   © AP

TOKYO -- Chinese robotics startup Gaussian Robotics on Wednesday said it raised 1.2 billion yuan ($188 million) from a group of investors co-led by SoftBank Group's Vision Fund 2.

Founded in 2013, Shanghai-based Gaussian develops autonomous cleaning robots used in facilities such as hotels, hospitals and airports. The company says its robots are used in more than 40 countries and regions, and that the devices have traveled a total distance of 150 million kilometers.

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