Start-up Embodied Intelligence, founded by Prof. Pieter Abbeel and his grad students Peter Chen, Rocky Duan, and Tianhao Zhang, raised $7M in a seed round yesterday led by venture capital firm Amplify Partners. VC firms Lux Capital, SV Angels, FreeS, 11.2 Capital, and A. Capital also supplied capital. Embodied Intelligence is building AI software to enable robots to learn tasks performed by the user via a virtual reality headset. It claims existing robots will be compatible with the “robot brain,” which would supplant coding scripts tailored to each task. Embodied will use the seed capital to write its first robotics applications.