Intuition Robotics Named 2018 Artificial Intelligence Breakthrough Award Winner

Company’s ElliQ Smart Robot Recognized with “Innovation Award for Cognitive Robotics” in 2018 AI Breakthrough Awards Program

SAN FRANCISCO (June 26, 2018) – Intuition Robotics, the creator of ElliQ, the Active Aging Companion, today announced that its Cognitive AI Platform that powers the pro-active ElliQ robot has been selected as the winner of the “Innovation Award for Cognitive Robotics” from AI Breakthrough, an independent organization that recognizes the top companies, technologies and products in the global Artificial Intelligence (AI) market today.

“We are honored to accept this award and to be recognized among many other great companies pushing the boundaries of artificial intelligence,” stated Dor Skuler, CEO of Intuition Robotics. “We are redefining what the human-machine relationship can become when the experience is context aware, proactive, adaptive and intuitive. The cognitive software behind ElliQ is leading the proactive AI space thanks to its ability to optimize against multiple competing goals, taxing context into account and creating a refined multimodal experience.”

The mission of the AI Breakthrough Awards is to honor excellence and recognize the innovation, hard work and success in a range of AI and machine learning related categories, including AI platforms, Deep Learning, Smart Robotics, Business Intelligence, Natural Language Processing, industry specific AI applications and many more. This year’s program attracted more than 2,500 nominations from over 15 different countries throughout the world.

“There are millions of ways that businesses can leverage artificial intelligence, but the area of healthcare is certainly one of the more meaningful and important categories in which AI can contribute,” said James Johnson, managing director, AI Breakthrough. “Intuition Robotics is breaking through the smart robotics market with their social robot designed to encourage an active and engaged aging process that helps improve the day-to-day lives of seniors and their families. We are thrilled to recognize Intuition Robotics in the area of advanced AI and robotics technology applied toward a worth cause. Congratulations to the entire Intuition Robotics team your well-deserved 2018 AI Breakthrough Award.”

ElliQ is an AI driven social robot for older adults aimed at reducing social isolation and loneliness by encouraging an active and engaged lifestyle. The AI cognitive computing technology, award-winning design, and intuitive interaction models provide a natural way for older adults to reap the benefits of technology without the need to master the tools. ElliQ seamlessly connects older adults with family and friends by making interactions with technology simple and intuitive, removing the complexity and frustration. This social companion adapts to the personalities and interests of the senior, recommending content they may enjoy such as news, music, TED talks and cognitive games. Communicating through body language, speech, sounds, light and images, ElliQ also suggests activities in the physical outside world such as taking a walk, medicine reminders or just calling family members. ElliQ is currently in beta testing with several users in the United States.

About Intuition Robotics  

Intuition Robotics creates intuitive, delightful, and proactive AI agents that reshapes the way humans interact with machines. We deliver technology in Cognitive Computing, Cloud Robotics, Natural Communication and HRI that emotionally connects people and devices. Our award-winning technology enables devices to make autonomous decisions, to learn and to adapt to people. The company was founded in 2016 and is based in Israel with offices in California. Intuition Robotics has raised over $20M in funding and is supported by renowned industry experts.

About AI Breakthrough

Part of the Tech Breakthrough Awards organization, the AI Breakthrough Awards program is devoted to honoring excellence in Artificial Intelligence technologies, services, companies and products. The AI Breakthrough Awards provide public recognition for the achievements of AI companies and products in categories including AI Platforms, Robotics, Business Intelligence, AI Hardware, NLP, Vision, Biometrics, industry vertical AI applications and more. For more information visit www.AIBreakthroughAwards.com