ABOUT INTUITIVE ROBOTS

Where Humans work with Robots!
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The story

Founded in Nantes in 2014 by Franck Calzada, Intuitive Robots design applications solutions for social robots, such as NAO and Pepper, from Softbank Robotics and more recently for Cruzr & Alpha-Mini from Ubtech and Buddy from Blue Frog Robotics.
In 2015, in partnership with Softbank Robotics, we took part in the first deployment of Pepper in Europe, by creating applications for Carrefour stores in France & Spain (30 robots), then we worked on one of the most important deployment for the Carnival Group (20 robots) on cruise ships. More recently we took part in the Renault car dealerships deployment (120 robots) as well as for retailers in USA.

In 2017, more than 200 Pepper robots used our applications worldwide.

In 2019, we built strong partnerships with UBTECH and Blue Frog Robotics, providing custom applications as well as the SPARK solution integration.

The vision

« 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.

OUR PARTNERS

softbank robotics intuitive robots partnerFormerly 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-logoUBTECH 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 buddyBlue 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.

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.

OUR REFERENCES

THE TEAM

A Team where Humans and Robots work together

Franck Calzada

Founder / CEO

Thomas Pennarun

CTO

Julien Joliff

CMO

Melyss Blouin

Robotics Engineer

paulo cornec robotics engineer intuitive robots

Paulo Cornec

Robotics Engineer

jordan gobley software engineer intuitive robots

Jordan Gobley

Software Engineer

halvard douaud software engineer intuitive robots

Halvard Douaud

Software Engineer

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Pepper

Softbank Robotics

Cruzr

Ubtech Robotics

Buddy

Blue Frogs Robotics

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Alpha-Mini

Ubtech Robotics

SPOT ROBOT

Spot

Boston Dynamics