RoboKind Co-Founder Wins 2013 Award for IT Hardware from the World Technology Network

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The World Technology Network awarded David Hanson, Co-Founder of RoboKind, the 2013 award for IT hardware.

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The R25 has the capacity to bring my amazing robot technology into everyday use in schools and homes throughout the world.

The World Technology Network awarded David Hanson, Co-Founder of RoboKind, the 2013 award for IT hardware. Hanson’s robots have led the way in creating realistic facial and social interactions between man and machine. The new RoboKind R25 represents the first fully affordable social robot that Hanson has been associated with.

Hanson states, “The R25 has the capacity to bring my amazing robot technology into everyday use in schools and homes throughout the world”. The new era of bringing remarkable engaging robots out of labs and into everyday use is about to start. RoboKind’s robots will be useful in teaching a variety of subjects in reading, science, and autism therapy.

About The World Technology Network

The WTN is a curated membership community comprised of the world's most innovative individuals and organizations in science, technology, and related fields. The WTN and its members – those creating the 21st century – are focused on exploring what is imminent, possible, and important in and around emerging technologies.

The World Technology Awards are presented each year to the outstanding innovators from each sector within the technology arena, both as a way to honor those individuals and as a vetting mechanism to determine the newest WTN members. The Awards are announced each year in a gala ceremony at the close of the annual World Technology Summit. The World Technology Summit is a global gathering of the WTN membership as well as other delegates. The 2013 World Technology Summit & Awards were held on November 14th and 15th.

About RoboKind

As the world leader in social robotics, RoboKind makes the experience of interacting with robots more natural and more personal than ever before. With the unique ability to intelligently engage the people around them, RoboKind robots make it fun for both children and adults to learn new subjects and explore new ideas. RoboKind robots will even start new conversations based on what people are doing. This interactive communication between humankind and RoboKind helps create a shared experience that empowers people and encourages them to expand their horizons.

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