Unbounded Robotics has come out of stealth — as the latest and last spin off from open source robotics maker and incubator Willow Garage, which created the PR2 robotics research and development platform, and was itself set up with a vision to make autonomous personal robotics. That mission provided a little tougher than founder, Scott Hassan, originally thought when he set it up back in 2006
For more than a decade, some of the more interesting work in the field of robotics has been driven by open source efforts. Open source robotics platforms have flourished, but they've also been fragmented, with software and hardware designs produced all around the world that have little to do with each other.
Savioke, a robotics startup out of Sunnyvale led by the former CEO of the now-defunct but influential Willow Garage robotics startup, is announcing a seed round of funding today, $2 million from Jerry Yang's AME Cloud Ventures, Google Ventures, Morado Venture Partners and other individual investors.