Swedish maker of ‘Furhat’ social robot acquires Misty Robotics

A Swedish robot developer bought over an American contemporary, with the aim to integrate their robotics with an emphasis on social interactions like with this food service robots. — Getty Images/AFP

Swedish robot developer Furhat Robotics has bought Colorado-based Misty Robotics for an undisclosed sum to establish a base of operations in the US.

Furhat Robotics says it will continue to support the Misty Robotics brand, including a partial integration of ‘Furhat’ and ‘Misty’ features to enhance future social robots, according to a statement on Monday.

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