SAN FRANCISCO, Nov. 15, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Rokid Corp., Ltd., an artificial intelligence (AI) and robotics company, today announced that it has received two CES Innovation Awards in the categories of Technology for a Better World and Home Audio/Video Components and Accessories. This is the second year in a row that Rokid has been honored by CES. Rokid is a smart home device featuring advanced AI and deep learning that enrich life by delivering information on-demand, providing entertainment, and performing household chores via voice and visual interactions. Rokid is not just another high tech gadget, but a resourceful family companion in smart homes.
"We are proud to be recognized in the Tech for a Better World and Home Audio/Video Components and Accessories categories by CES," said Misa Zhu, CEO Rokid Corp. Ltd. "This is a special time for Rokid, as we are celebrating our two-year anniversary in Hangzhou. Our vision to enhance the lives of consumers has driven our innovation and the development of life-changing technologies that are simple to use. We are pleased to see our vision come to fruition."
Rokid is dedicated to advancing artificial intelligence that benefits humanity. The company offers different avenues of communication, encouraging more interactive engagements, and making information services more accessible, which holds significant benefits especially for senior care, the disabled and students. Among older adults, a sense of companionship can mean the difference between sickness and health. In addition to leveraging Rokid for companionship, the elderly and disabled can use it to control their environment. Rokid can turn on lights, open drapes, turn on the vacuum, order food delivery/car service, and be a resource for other information.
Rokid can provide a more immersive learning environment for the education sector. In schools, where budgets are restricted, Rokid offers personalization at scale. Rokid can boost online learning and enable schools to better manage classroom sizes while addressing individual students' learning needs. Rokid can also simulate one-on-one human tutoring, delivering learning activities best matched to a learner's needs and providing targeted and timely feedback, all without an individual teacher having to be present. Rokid's latest CES Innovation Awards come on the heels of a successful Series B funding round, where the company secured $50M at a $450M valuation. The latest recognition for the company in 2016, Rokid has also garnered key industry awards and milestones this past year including:
- January 2016 – CES Innovation Award
- April 2016 – TiE50 Winner and TiE50 Top Start-Up Awards – TiE is Silicon Valley's premier awards program honoring technology start-ups worldwide.
- April 2016 – Rokid began selling in China in partnership with Alibaba.
- June 2016 – First product deployment at The Grand Mansion Hotel, Nanjing, China.
- June 2016 –Rokid opens its Silicon Valley research lab. The company also has a research lab in Beijing.
- September 2016 – Red Herring Top 100 Asia Awards
- November 2016 – Secured $50M Series B Funding at a $450M valuation.
- November 2016 – Rokid celebrated its two-year anniversary in Hangzhou, China.
About Rokid's Smart Family Technology
Rokid features advanced artificial intelligence (AI) and deep learning that enrich life by proactively delivering information, providing entertainment, and performing household chores via voice and visual interactions. Rokid is not just another high tech gadget, but a resourceful family companion in smart homes. In addition to its sharp, modern design, it embodies a warm and unique personality, with intuitive conversational abilities and recognition of individual family members - making it beyond a robotic device.
Rokid emphasizes premium quality in every facet of build from software and hardware to industrial design and manufacturing. With our full-stack technologies developed in-house, Rokid's industry-leading performance is based on the company's proprietary software and hardware designs.
About Rokid, Inc.
With offices in San Francisco, Calif., Hangzhou and Beijing, China, Rokid, Inc. was founded in July of 2014. Rokid is in the forefront of artificial intelligence (AI) category. The global staff of over 100 features over 15 PhDs and more than 30 Master's holders, which include prominent scientists, engineers, and business leaders with expertise in artificial intelligence, robotics and manufacturing. For more information, please visit us at www.rokid.com/about and keep up-to-date on our progress on Facebook.
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