ABOUT INTUITIVE ROBOTS
Founded in Nantes in 2014 by Franck Calzada, Intuitive Robots designs applications for humanoid robots, such as NAO and Pepper, (Softbank Robotics), Cruzr & Alpha-Mini (Ubtech Robotics), Buddy (Blue Frog Robotics) and more recently for Spot (Boston Dynamics).
In 2015, we took part in the first deployment of Pepper robot in Europe with Carrefour stores in France & Spain (30 robots). Same year we worked on one of the most important robot deployment with Costa Cruises (20 robots) on cruise ships.
In 2017, more than 200 Pepper were equipped with our applications worldwide, including Renault Group (120 robots) and other companies based in USA.
2020 was a turning point since we signed a partnership with Boston Dynamics to distribute Spot robot as well as develop software solutions for customers in Europe.
“Give the robots a SPARK of life”
Thanks to our practical field experience and strong expertise, we make the most of social robots, their capabilities and features to design smart and useful applications, providing amazing human-machine interactions.
We want the robots be able to interact naturally and seamlessly with people, this is why we created SPARK, which now integrates AI chatbots/voicebots, providing rich and smart interactions on any social robots.
We believe that robots can be great assets to work alongside humans and can provide real added value in their daily work.
Boston Dynamics is an American engineering and robotics design company founded in 1992 as a spin-off from the MIT. The company is best known for the development of a series of dynamic highly-mobile robots, including Spot robot, available in Europe with Intuitive Robots since October 2020.
Formerly Aldebaran, Softbank Robotics designs and manufacturers friendly and interactive humanoid robots, such as Pepper, NAO and Roméo robots. In 2015, Intuitive Robots officially became partner, by taking part of the Pepper’s first deployment in Europe in Carrefour stores in France and Spain.
UBTECH is a global leading AI and humanoid robotic company. The company has successfully developed humanoid robots for business use (Cruzr) and robots for education (Alpha-Mini, JIMU robot building kits). In 2019, Intuitive Robots partnered with UBTECH, providing the SPARK solution to Cruzr and Alpha-Mini robots.
Blue Frog Robotics is the developer and designer of Buddy, the famous emotional companion. Made in France, this 60 cm high robot BUDDY has a range of emotions that he will express naturally throughout the day based on his interactions with people. Buddy will be used in various industries such as education, healthcare or elders.