Advanced Intelligent Systems Wins Award for Pivoting Agricultural IP to Disinfection Robot

British Columbia-based company has received recognition for its modular approach to mobile robots for multiple applications.

Advanced Intelligent Systems

AIS has developed the ORION disinfection robot based on its modular technology originally for farming use.

Advanced Intelligent Systems Inc. today announced that it has received the “Excellence in Technology Adoption Award” at the Technology Impact Awards (TIA) presented by BC Tech, powered by Accenture. The technology awards celebrated innovation and inspiration, and 44 finalists across 11 categories were honored at an in-person gala in Vancouver, British Columbia, on Nov. 18.

“We are delighted to receive this prestigious award,” stated Afshin Doust, CEO of Advanced Intelligent Systems (AIS). “We look forward to further contributing to the tech ecosystem in B.C. This award is a testament to the AIS team’s resilience and hard work. Special thanks to the BC Tech association for the constant support to B.C.’s tech industry.”

BC Tech is the largest member-led technology nonprofit in British Columbia. The Canadian organization said it “is dedicated to turning startups into scaleups.” It works to accelerate growth by helping members expand and diversify their talent pools, acquire new customers, and access capital. 

Advanced Intelligent Systems is a private engineering firm specializing in autonomous mobile robots (AMRs) to solve industry problems. Burnaby, British Columbia-based AIS said it is a leader in creating customized and modular systems to automate business processes.

The company's team is applying 85 filed and 15 granted patents to develop systems for industries such as agriculture, healthcare, manufacturing, and warehousing. AIS said its AMRs have the intelligence to perform repetitive or dangerous tasks “with exceptional dexterity and precision.”

AIS adapts agricultural robot to cleaning

Using its modular approach to robotics, AIS was able to adopt the technology used in its agriculture-focused robot and software to create the ORION disinfection system. 

ORION is an AMR for hands-free cleaning that uses ultraviolet radiation to eliminate harmful bacteria and viruses. It is intended to promote health and safety in shared spaces such as hospitals, airports, hotels, and shopping malls. It was also designed to be used effectively and immediately during the COVID-19 pandemic, said AIS.

“Despite the unprecedented challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic, B.C.’s tech community has continued to find solutions and turn obstacles into opportunities,” said Riaz Meghji, TIA’s co-host and author of Every Conversation Counts. “The past year has shown that when faced with an obstacle, B.C.’s tech sector rises to the challenge and comes out stronger.”

“The future of our province’s tech industry relies on our ability to be fluid and adaptable to changing conditions and to use our capabilities to quickly pivot into developing the required solutions for the market.” Doust added. “One of AIS’ advantages, which allows the company to quickly pivot and create a disinfection robot from an agricultural one, is its hardware and software modules, library, and development platform. The company has a variety of modules that are interoperable and exchangeable and enable greater flexibility for robotics developers.”


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Advanced Intelligent Systems

AIS has developed the ORION disinfection robot based on its modular technology originally for farming use.


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