Q-Bot named best start up at IEEE Convention in Seattle

15 June 2015

UK Robotics Company insulating Social Homes is named The Best Start-up at the Invention and Entrepreneurship in Robotics Awards held in Seattle, USA

We are delighted to announce that Q-Bot Ltd is the winner of the IEEE Invention and Entrepreneurship in Robotics and Automation Award for 2015. This was announced in Seattle at the IEEE/IFR Joint Forum on Innovation and Entrepreneurship in Robotics and Automation (IERA) on the 28th May, in front of over 2700 US and international delegates.

The winning pitch at the IEEE/IFR conference in Seattle was presented by Tom Lipinski, a founding director of Q-Bot and serial entrepreneur. The judges at the event were impressed not just by the cutting-edge robotics technology developed in-house and applied in practice but by the positive social impact of the company - improving the lives of people on low incomes and in fuel poverty.

Tom Lipinski said: "A UK Start-up winning the World Entrepreneurship in Robotics Award might sound odd - we consider Japan as the leader in Robotics and US in enterprise. Yet very little of the current Robotics know-how is being actively applied to real life problems, especially in the US. Yes we are at the forefront of robotic vision, image fusion, localization and mapping but it is the impact we have that makes this the most rewarding job on the planet: helping reduce fuel poverty and improving lives while saving energy and the environment. This wouldn't be possible if it wasn't cost effective but thanks to the cutting-edge technology, it is - we have a number of Social Housing clients who prove it."