Intuition Robotics Welcomes The Honorable Lance Robertson, Former US Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) Assistant Secretary for Aging, to Advisory Board
Ramat Gan, Israel (August 9th, 2022) – Intuition Robotics, the company empowering older adults to live more engaged lives at home, today announced that The Honorable Lance Robertson, former US Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) Assistant Secretary for Aging, has joined its advisory board. Mr. Robertson brings an immense amount of relevant expertise to Intuition Robotics and will help the company form more partnerships with the aging network across the U.S.
Intuition Robotics is the company behind ElliQ, the world’s first-ever empathetic AI care companion robot that accompanies older adults on their journey to age independently while motivating them to live happier, healthier lives. ElliQ became available to the public in March 2022 and recently announced a partnership with the New York State Office for the Aging to bring ElliQ to seniors in New York state.
“We’re thrilled to welcome Mr. Robertson to our advisory board,” said Dor Skuler, CEO & Co-Founder of Intuition Robotics. “His expertise in health and aging and his unwavering commitment to the aging community make him a perfect addition to our team and will help us achieve our goal of assisting more seniors across the U.S. live happier, healthier, and more independent lives at home. We look forward to Mr. Robertson’s guidance on how to partner effectively with federal, state and local governments to deliver on our mission and improve the lives of older adults.”
As US Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) Assistant Secretary for Aging, Mr. Robertson was the US government’s most senior official for the aging, responsible for managing the Agency’s nationwide team, programs, and research institute, as well as supporting older adults and people with disabilities to live and work independently. He also served as the nation’s gerontologist and lead for aging and disability issues, spearheading initiatives that connect health and human services with social determinants. He has worked extensively on home- and community-based services and long-term care with a focus on aging and disability. Previously, Mr. Robertson was the State Director, Aging Services at the Oklahoma Department of Human Services. His experience is rooted in supporting the nation’s most vulnerable populations, which aligns with Intuition Robotics’ mission to empower older adults to age independently.
“I’m humbled to join the advisory board of a company that I truly believe in,” said Lance Robertson. “Intuition Robotics has proven its commitment to older adults and I have been impressed by the innovative steps it’s taken to support this community. I couldn’t think of a better company to share my experience with and I am optimistic about what the future holds for them.”
About Intuition Robotics
Intuition Robotics is on a mission to empower older adults to live happier, healthier and more independent lives at home. The company’s award-winning product, ElliQ®, is a proactive care companion for older adults. ElliQ, helps keep users healthy, engaged, and informed, while alleviating the effects of loneliness and social isolation. Intuition Robotics has won several awards for its work with ElliQ including Fast Company’s Most Innovative Companies and the CES Best of Innovation award. The company was founded in 2016 and is based in Tel Aviv with offices in San Francisco and Athens. Intuition Robotics’ investors include: Toyota Ventures, Samsung NEXT, iRobot, OurCrowd, Terra Ventures and Venture Capital firms from California, Israel, Japan, and Asia. To learn more, please visit intuitionrobotics.com.