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Baby-Gear maker makes $41 million

origami stroller 1We’ve covered the robot baby buggies made by 4moms here — and now you can look forward to more high-tech help from the small company, as it just won a $41 million investment.

The Wall Street Journal reports “the Pittsburgh startup is known for its Origami one-click easy-fold strollers that can charge your cell phone and rockers that use motion sensors and robotics,” and the “tech-savvy customer base includes actress Natalie Portman,” adds The Pittsburg Post-Gazette. Another one of its products, the mamaRoo infant car seat, is “designed to replicate the swaying and bouncing motions parents make to soothe their babies.” [We’ve covered those here and here, and a tub temperature device here.]

The firm was founded in 2005.
What’s next? “A self-installing infant car seat and a mini-stroller,” reports the Post-Gazette. 4moms CEO Robert Daley adds “4moms is a world leader at developing consumer robots that solve real problems for families. This investment allows us to continue our focus on new product development.”

One factor in the firms success? “Plunging prices of motion sensors, accelerometers and other tools vital to advanced robotics.”