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A&K's Autonomous People Mover Wins 2019 American Association of Airport Executives (AAAE) Shark Tank Competition

July 11, 2019

A&K’s Autonomous People Mover (APM) won by a landslide popular vote at the Airport Shark Tank in Chicago, as company leadership demonstrated how our mobility solution has the potential to increase accessibility, elevate passenger experience and make people’s lives better. Hosted by the world’s largest professional organization for airport executives, A&K Robotics was named the most impactful startup, earning 58% of votes cast. 

A&K Robotics Technology Recognized by ISSA, World's Leading Cleaning Publication

June 18, 2019

A&K Robotics’ autonomous scrubbers are doing much more than just cleaning. ISSA Magazine caught up with one of our customers, the University of British Columbia, to discuss how our technology is fostering new relationships between custodians and UBC students, and helping custodians get the recognition they deserve.

A&K Autonomous People Mover Featured at MassRobotics Demo Day

April 29, 2019

A&K Robotics Autonomous People Mover was showcased at world-leading technology incubator, MassRobotics' semi-annual Demo Day event. Attendees participated in demonstrations of our autonomous micromobility platform, developed to improve access and movement for persons with reduced mobility. 

March 19, 2019

Matthew Anderson, Founding CEO of A&K Robotics, is profiled in BC Business Magazine.

A&K Robotics part of Canada's $2B Bet to Grow Economy by $150M

March 08, 2019

In a male-dominated technology industry, A&K stands out from the pack with a diverse and multidisciplinary team that includes a female founder and executive. Forbes analyzes Canada's strategic outlook and $2 billion investment in women-led companies. 

March 08, 2019

For International Women's Day, Betakit has highlighted some of the many women in Canada’s tech community building strong companies and creating strong networks.

 

As co-founder of one of Canada's leading autonomous mobility companies and active advocate for diversity in tech, Jessica is being recognized for her contributions to STEM. 

UBC Building Operations Discusses Implementation of A&K Robotics Technology

February 28, 2019

The University of British Columbia's Building Operations unit maintains 9 million squarefeet of campus in Vancouver, Canada. They are "dedicated to proactively creating the best possible environment for learning and research."

 

Building Operations is implementing A&K Robotics' technology into their custodial operations and the University recently interviewed custodial team members about their experiences using this new and innovative tool in their daily work. 

February 22, 2019

A&K Robotics is pleased to announce the addition of Tom Ryden to our Board of Advisors. Tom Ryden is an experienced senior executive with deep expertise in scaling mobile robotics products and companies from start-up to international sales and distribution, and to IPO. Tom was Director of Sales & Marketing at iRobot through the company’s its initial public offering in...

January 15, 2019

Matthew Anderson (CPA, CA) receives this accolade from the Chartered Professional Accountants of British Columbia (CPABC) for his professional achievements, contributions to his community and volunteer work to non-profit organizations, including the Vancouver Maker Foundation, NWT Disabilities Council and ongoing collaboration to provide STEAM-related internships to students of his alma mater, UBC Sauder of Business.

January 08, 2019

Launched by the Consumer Technology Association and IBM, the Apprenticeship Coalition is a major initiative aimed to help close the skills gap and build a workforce that is 'tomorrow ready'. Seventeen founding companies include Toyota, Ford Motors, Bosch...

October 31, 2018

Next time you catch a flight you might be chauffeured to your gate by a self-driving vehicle, says Vancouver’s A&K Robotics

October 29, 2018

A Vancouver company founded by three University of British Columbia graduates has developed a technology that transforms conventional floor cleaning machines into self-driving robots, which suck up grime and polish the floors.

CTV News: A&K's robots will clean campus floors by themselves

October 27, 2018

Anson Kung, co-founder of A&K Robotics, envisions a future where humans and robots will work more closely together. "A future where robots and people will work hand in hand to increase productivity, safety and, most importantly, quality of life,” he told CTV Vancouver.

October 25, 2018

Media advisory: UBC will unveil one of seven new robotic floor cleaners the university has procured for cleaning on campus.

October 03, 2018

British Columbia is the most entrepreneurial province in Canada—and Vancouver is its hub. Named the top startup ecosystem in Canada and the 15th-best place to start a business in the world.

June 15, 2018

A&K continues industry research collaboration within ACCIONA's corporate accelerator to pilot a new self-driving platform. 

June 12, 2018

Last month, Building Operations and A&K Robotics completed their very successful three-week pilot of A&K’s robotic floor cleaning system at UBC’s Sauder School of Business’ Henry Angus Building.

Simon Fraser University features A&K Robotics at 2018 #BCTECH Summit

May 24, 2018

The 2018 #BCTECH Summit has come to a successful finish. After three full days, the summit broke attendance records, drawing in an estimated 9,000 participants to nearly a dozen conference-related events. As an Innovation Partner for every summit to date, Simon Fraser University’s exhibits, research projects and speeches did not disappoint.

May 24, 2018

A&K Robotics COO and Co-Founder, Jessica Yip, is named Most Influential Women by BC Business Magazine, The annual list identifies women who have made vital contributions to science, technology, engineering and math in B.C.

April 01, 2018

Ready for Take-Off: A&K Robotics works with world-leading infrastructure company, ACCIONA, to continue leading in bringing innovative technology to the airport operations industry. 

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