Seattle startup WiBotic secures FCC approval for wireless system to charge robots, drones and more
WiBotic, Seattle-based makers of a wireless charging system that uses high-power transmitters and receivers to power up batteries on drones, robots and more, has received authorization for the equipment from the Federal Communications Commission. The go-ahead from the FCC is a first for such a system, which provides up to 300 watts of wireless power to devices with larger batteries. “FCC approval is not only an accomplishment for our team but also for our customers and the industry,” WiBotic CEO Ben Waters said in a news release Thursday. The company has raised $9 million to date, including $5.7 million in new funding in June. Editor’s note: A previous version of this story misspelled the company name of WiBotic.