In our latest edition of Alexa Innovators, we are proud to showcase Labrador Systems: the company’s Labrador Retriever is a new type of personal assistive robot that physically helps people move large loads around the home (such as the laundry basket, groceries, or dishes for the table) and keeps essential items within their reach.
Amazon’s Alexa Fund is an investor in Labrador Systems, which has been awarded a National Science Foundation grant to fund its work into developing new technology for enabling assistive robots for personal care and COVID-19 protection.
Mike Dooley is the CEO of Labrador Systems. Dooley first experienced the problem that Labrador would go on to tackle when his parents visited him for an extended vacation. Check out the video above to learn more about his inspiring journey. You can also read this article to learn more about how Alexa allows Labrador to add an extra dimension to their robot.