Robai, Intelitek Partner on STEM Robots for Education

Robai, a robotics provider, and Intelitek, a maker of software for robotics, have partnered to launch a line of robots designed specifically for the education market.

Dubbed the CytonE family, the humanoid robots are about the size of a human arm, weigh less than five pounds and feature seven axes of motion and a gripper. CytonE robots use Actin, software originally created by Energid Technologies for NASA and currently used in industrial robotics in fields such as oil exploration and nuclear inspection. Actin is designed to make programming the robots easy and to provide fluidity, efficiency and power similar to human movements.

Intelitek will provide a STEM curriculum to accompany the robots. "We're confident the CytonE robots will teach students STEM skills and inspire them to be engineers and scientists," said Ido Yerushalmi, CEO of Intelitek, in a prepared statement. "Technology like the CytonE inspires creativity and imagination and accelerates learning."

"The agreement with Intelitek is important for Robai as it moves us toward our goal of making robots available to everyone," saidDavid Askey, chief business development officer at Robai, in a news release. "We look forward to having bright students contribute to the Cyton/Actin ecosystem through their creativity and ingenuity."

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