Intuition Robotics: Intelligent Companions For the Home or On the Road
Proprietary AI platform redefines how humans and machines interact
Intuition Robotics is pioneering the move from voice assistants to full-fledged, context-aware, multi-modal digital companions. The company develops Q - a proprietary cognitive AI platform. Q understands the context of the environment through sensor fusion and makes goal-based cognitive decisions using proprietary algorithms that proactively and intuitively anticipate and engage users. The company uses Q for its own products and offers it to third party device manufacturers to transform their products into cognitive proactive digital companions.
Currently, Q powers both of the company’s flagship products: ElliQ, the social robot for older adults, and AutoQ, an in-car agent for the automotive industry.
The company's consumer product was created with an important social mission at heart. ElliQ® is the first product built to help older adults alleviate loneliness and social isolation, aimed at keeping them sharp, connected and engaged with their families and the outside world. ElliQ won the 2018 CES Best of Innovation Award, a coveted research grant with the Center for Aging and Brain Health Innovation (CABHI), the AI Breakthrough Award, Fast Company Design Award and recently, a special mention in TIME’s 2019 Best Innovations.
AutoQ, an in-cabin digital companion, is the company’s product for automotive original equipment manufacturers (OEMs). AutoQ uses the car’s existing design and interfaces to create a differentiated and comprehensive user experience. AutoQ also eases the adoption of autonomous technology by enabling the co-driving experience and handoff. AutoQ received a multi-million dollar design prize from TRI, a Toyota company, to power their in-car companion agent. The company is now working with additional automotive OEMs.
The vision of the founders was to redefine how humans and machines interact with each other to create more natural and intuitive relationships. Intuition Robotics has raised $58M from strategic investors that include Toyota AI Ventures, Sompo, Samsung NEXT, iRobot, and Venture Capital firms including Sparx, OurCrowd, Maniv, Terra Ventures, Bloomberg Beta, Capital Point, and Glory Ventures.