Auro Robotics is a company that is focused on developing self-driving shuttles for travel through university campuses, corporate parks, and residential communities. The company was founded by Nalin Gupta and Srinivas Reddy in 2015, in San Francisco.
The company has been developing these self-driving shuttles to improve conveniences for people on large campuses, as well to drive operating costs of current transportation options down. Their driver-less shuttles can be found at Santa Clara University, and the company aims to reach campuses in Asia.
Auro Robotics targets environments such as controlled private corporations so as to avoid heavy government regulation. The company wants to avoid the regulations that larger companies, such as Google, have experienced with their driver-less cars. Technologies like Polysync, have lessened the time it took the company to bring their shuttles to market. The technology they rely upon to avoid accidents with pedestrians is a type of three dimensional map of the environment.
Auro Robotics is a company that participated in the YC S15 cohort of Y Combinator and raised an estimated $2,220,000.