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Génération Robots, Intuitive Robotics and Avatarion Technology in a partnership called HERA

HERA: 20 years of combined expertise in humanoid robots programming

Human Empowering Robots Alliance (HERA) was founded end of 2019 by Avatarion, Intuitive Robots and Génération Robots. Through this strategic collaboration, the three pioneers in humanoid robot programming in Europe have decided to join their deep skills, their experiences and expertise to become a leader in Europe.

This partnership has been announced the 1st of October, during the Business Innovation Week, a digital and robotics event held in Zurich in Switzerland.

More than a simple distribution channel for robots, a complementary business ecosystem

SKILLS, EXPERIENCE AND KNOWLEDGE SHARING

With more than 20 years of combined experience, both in hardware distribution and applications design, the three key players are now offering a unique robots distribution channel with the best software solutions on the market.


Engineers, business and marketing teams will work together to provide social robots with embedded software solutions and applications perfectly tailored to customers’ needs, ensuring ROI and improving customer experience in physical places.

A CORE SOFTWARE SOLUTION WITH A CATALOG OF APPLICATIONS

The robots will be available with an embedded software solution, called SPARK. Created by Intuitive Robots, SPARK is the first solution that integrates the most performing conversational agents (Chatbots) and the best knowledge technologies into any social robots, providing a rich, smart and useful interaction with robots.


Today, many companies are using chatbots in their customer relationship strategy. Thus, SPARK allows to integrate and adapt these chatbots, giving the robot all the power and intelligence from the conversational agents (natural language understanding, learning…)

In addition, SPARK already allows to connect robots to the IoT world (identification, payment…) and third-party services. The features of the robot combined with those of the chatbot provide amazing interactions with end-users, while enabling companies to enrich their omnichannel strategy.

HERA will also propose a complete range of applications, organized by industries and use-cases, in order to better meet market expectations.

A STRONG DISTRIBUTION NETWORK IN EUROPE

HERA has already a strong sales force covering French, German and Switz markets. With customers from 100 countries, Génération Robots offers a promising outlook in Europe and globally. On the Switz side, Avatarion has a strong distribution network with a recognized expertise in applications design in banking, hospitality and education areas.

FINALLY, WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS FOR CUSTOMERS?

Companies can finally access a global service robotics offer, including robots equipped with the best software solutions on the market, rely on a range of services from robotics experts, all available via a single channel in Europe.

Need more information? Please contact one of the HERA members:

Génération Robots Intuitive Robots  Avatarion Technology
Génération Robots   Intuitive Robots  Avatarion Technology

Founded in 2008 by Jérôme Laplace, Génération Robots is a leading European company specialised in service robotics and programmable robots.

Génération Robots has a strong international orientation, dealing with customers in over 100 countries.

The company also designs advanced robotic solutions for the nuclear industry, aeronautics, security, agriculture, etc.

www.generationrobots.com

Founded in 2014 by Franck Calzada, in Nantes, France, Intuitive Robots has developed a strong expertise in the development of smart and useful applications for the most advanced robots, such as NAO & Pepper (Softbank Robotics), Cruzr & Alpha-Mini (Ubtech) and Buddy (Blue Frogs Robotics).

Among their references, there's Renault Group, Costa Cruises, BNP Paribas Bank and Carrefour Group.

www.intuitive-robots.com

Founded by Jean-Christophe Gostanian in Switzerland Avatarion Technology creates customized applications and accessories for social robots (NAO, Pepper, Cruzr)

They’re also developing applications for differents industries, such as banking, hospitality, education and entertainment.

www.avatarion.ch

HERA announcement on Twitter