Temi, an AI-powered intelligent, mobile, personal robot developed by Israeli robotics company Robotemi, has won first place in the robots and drones category at the CES Asia 2019 exhibition in Shanghai, China last week.
CES Asia, the event where startups, entrepreneurs, and global brands converge to form game-changing partnerships, with a focus on the Asia-Pacific market, took place in the Shanghai New International Expo Center (SNIEC) and the Kerry Hotel in Pudong New Area from June 11 to 13.
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Temi combines the capabilities of an intelligent assistant and an autonomous mobility robot. Originally designed to help the elderly, the company that developed the robot recognized its possibilities, which includes hands-free calling, medical assistance, and more.
This award follows others for Temi, which won first place in the robot category at the Edison Awards, a set of trade-specific business-insider awards, as well as the best robot at CES Las Vegas and the International PC Magazine Award for Best of Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2018.
Founded in 2015, Robotemi is based in New York with an R&D lab in Tel Aviv. The startup that developed the robot has cooperation with Tencent, a Chinese multinational investment holding conglomerate, whose subsidiaries specialize in Internet products and services. Tencent’s cloud technology is already integrated into the robot. Temi is the first robotic device to feature Tencent’s services.
The company recently signed a distribution contract with Chinese distributors and online sales for the personal robot will begin in September in China. Temi is already being sold in Europe, Hong Kong, Japan, Australia, Thailand, Singapore, Korea, and India, by local distributors. There is also direct distribution of the company in the US, with customers already receiving the product.
“We have no doubt that China and the Far East are a huge market for us, the audience in these countries is thirsty and mature to embrace the technology we are developing in a price that has no competition, I am proud of our wonderful team in China Who presented in the exhibition and brought us the award,” said Yossi Wolf, CEO of Robotemi.
“The exhibition was a landmark for us to launch the product officially in China before opening sales later this year. The number of people who visited our booth and came to experience Temi was inconceivable and far beyond what we expected. We have a great team in China and we look forward to penetrating the local market and bringing Israeli technology to China in particular and to the East in general,” said Gal Goren, CEO of Temi in China, where it has a business and manufacturing location in Shenzhen, China.