Chip Shot: Intel Capital Invests in Robots

Intel Capital has made its first robotics industry investment, leading a $13 million investment in Aldebaran Robotics. The company currently manufactures and sells advanced, programmable humanoid robots focused on the education, personal services and research markets. Its products combine a range of facial and voice recognition technologies with location awareness capabilities, providing a flexible platform for application development. The funding from Intel Capital will play a key role in allowing Aldebaran Robotics to develop its product offering into additional vertical sectors such as health and social care. See press release for more information.