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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.

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