RoboKind Announced as Finalist for SIIA Innovation Incubator Program

RoboKind, Advanced Social Robotics company was chosen to participate in the Education Division of the Software and Information Industry Association (SIIA)'s Innovation Incubator Program. The program will be held during the annual Education Business Forum, December 10-11, at the McGraw Hill Conference Center in New York.

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RoboKind, Advanced Social Robotics company was chosen to participate in the Education Division of the Software & Information Industry Association (SIIA)'s Innovation Incubator Program. The program will be held during the annual Education Business Forum, December 10-11, at the McGraw Hill Conference Center in New York.

RoboKind is one of 10 products and services that will be featured during the event, and awards will be presented to the Most Innovative and Most Likely to Succeed based on votes of conference attendees. The Educator's Choice Award will also be presented based on votes from educators and administrators from around the U.S. SIIA will also award prizes from program partners.

RoboKind designs advanced robots that interact socially with people, so that people can have fun while learning new subjects and exploring new ideas. By shifting the industry from "functional robots" to "social robots," RoboKind will redefine the future of robotics and reset the standards for how the world will expect to interact with robots, creating a whole new relationship between man and machine.

The SIIA Innovation Incubator Program identifies and supports entrepreneurs in their development and distribution of innovative learning technologies. The program began in 2006 and has provided support for dozens of successful products and companies in their efforts to improve education through the use of software, digital content, and related technologies. The program is open to applicants from academic and non-profit institutions, pre-revenue and early-stage companies, as well as established companies with newly developed technologies.

"This year's Innovation Incubator finalists are promising products with tremendous energy, creativity, and entrepreneurship," said Karen Billings, vice president for the SIIA Education Division. "Innovative products like these play a pivotal role in keeping our students engaged and enhancing their educational experience."

"We are very excited to be recognized for our hard work and innovation," said RoboKind CEO, Fred Margolin.

Innovation Incubator Program finalists were selected from the applicant pool based on key selection criteria, including:

*Education focus and end user impact / Market need for the innovation

*Representation of K-12/Postsecondary market levels

*Level of originality and innovation

All Innovation Incubator finalists will present during the Business Profiles Presentations on Dec. 10, which is immediately followed by the Innovation Showcase and Networking Reception where they will be available for one-on-one product demonstrations and in-depth discussions.

For more information about the Education Business Forum, visit siia.net/ebf/2013/incubator.asp or contact Liderby Portorreal at Education(at)siia(dot)net.

About RoboKind

As the world leader in social robotics, RoboKind makes the experience of interacting with robots more natural and more personal than ever before. With the unique ability to intelligently engage the people around them, RoboKind robots make it fun for both children and adults to learn new subjects and explore new ideas. RoboKind robots will even start new conversations based on what people are doing. This interactive communication between humankind and RoboKind helps create a shared experience that empowers people and encourages them to expand their horizons.

About SIIA

The Software and Information Industry Association (SIIA) is the principal trade association for the software and digital content industry. SIIA provides global services in government relations, business development, corporate education, and intellectual property protection to more than 800 leading software and information companies. The SIIA Education Division serves and represents more than 200 member companies that provide software, digital content and other technologies that address educational needs. The Division shapes and supports the industry by providing leadership, advocacy, business development opportunities and critical market information. For more information, visit http://www.siia.net/education.

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