Taiwan’s scrabble-playing robot wins CES 2018 Innovation Awards

Taiwan ITRI’s IVS for companion robots and handheld pesticide residue detector named CES 2018 Innovation Awards

Taiwan News 
Date: 2017/11/14
By: Sophia Yang,Taiwan News, Staff Writer

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Two technologies hatched by Taiwan’s leading technology R&D

(Image courtesy of ITRI)

institution won the CES 2018 Innovation Awards for Intelligent Vision System (IVS) and Handheld Pesticide Residue Detector, for their designs of companion robots and home appliances, respectively.

The Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI) announced it won the awards Monday and will showcase the winning technologies at the CES 2018 exhibition in Las Vegas from January 9-12, 2018. Visitors at the show will be able to play scrabble with a robot and use a portable pesticide detector while washing fruits and vegetables.

The annual CES Innovation Awards honors outstanding product design and technologies applicable to consumer products. Past honorees include Google, Bosch, and ASUS. This year enterprises such as Intel, Amazon, and Texas Instruments were selected.

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