Berkshire Grey is an American technology company based in Bedford Massachusetts that develops integrated artificial intelligence and robotic solutions for e-commerce, retail replenishment, and logistics. The company's systems automate pick, pack and sort operations.
Berkshire Grey was founded in 2013 by Tom Wagner. He was previously chief technology officer of iRobot. Chief Scientist for Berkshire Grey is Matthew T. Mason, former Director of the Robotics Institute at Carnegie Mellon University, and author of two highly cited textbooks on robotic manipulation. Mason was given the IEEE Robotics and Automation Award in 2018. The Berkshire Grey team is staffed with alumni from Uber, Kiva Systems, Tesla, and Carnegie Mellon University.
In December 2018, Berkshire Grey announced it has been selling AI-enabled robotics for retailers and logistics companies, automating tasks not previously performed by machines in commercial settings.
In August, 2019, SoftBank announced it had struck a deal with Berkshire Grey. The deal secured $263 million in series B funding, led by Softbank. The Financial Times reported at that time "Berkshire Grey emerged from five years of secretive development late last year."
ABB, a multinational corporation that operates mainly in robotics, power, heavy electrical equipment, and automation technology areas, in 2019 announced they gave Berkshire Grey their "Most Innovative Solutions” Award.
Highest paying job titles at Berkshire Grey include Mechanical Engineer, Manufacturing Engineer, and Quality Assurance Engineer