Hot products on Innovative Sweden international tour

The Swedish institute has selected the 20 hottest Swedish inventions for an international exhibition tour called Innovative Sweden, presenting cutting edge innovations within the fields of Information and Communication Technology (ICT), Life Science, Clean Technology and Gaming. The Swedish robotics initiative Robotdalen cooperates with two of the selected companies: Penny and Giraff Technologies. The exhibition kicks off at Stanford University in California, USA, on November 2-9, 2011, and will be on tour around the world until December 2013.

The two companies that Robotdalen cooperate with are:

  • Penny AB that develops the Penny Interactive Glasses System for interaction and communication with computers, leaving your hands free for other tasks. In cooperation with Robotdalen the system is tested in the project Robot Colleague. The project aims at making programming of industrial robots easier by using speech, gestures and vision. The interactive glasses are now being tested in the project.

  • Giraff Technologies AB that has developed the Giraff, a remote-controlled mobile robot with a camera and monitor providing remote assistance and security to the elderly in their own homes. Giraff is a 1.5-metre high motorised, two-way video call robot that functions similarly to Skype. It’s on wheels and can be controlled remotely via an ordinary PC. Disabled and elderly people can use it to communicate both with home assistance services and family and friends.

- We congratulate Penny and Giraff Technologies on being selected for the international innovation tour and look forward to continued cooperation with them, says Erik Lundqvist, General Manager of Robotdalen. Robotdalen is an enabler of commercial success of new ideas and research within robotics and automation, and us cooperating with 2 out of the 20 companies that have been selected for the tour is a nice confirmation for us on our work as well.

The Innovative Sweden international tour
The Swedish Institute is a public agency that promotes interest in Sweden around the world and seeks to establish cooperation and lasting relations with other countries through strategic communication and exchange in the fields of culture, education, science and business. The purpose of the Innovative Sweden exhibition is to strengthen the knowledge of Sweden as one the world’s most innovative countries with top technological products and solutions. For the tour 20 of Sweden's most interesting innovations in young growing companies have been selected.

The Innovative Sweden exhibition tour kicks off at Stanford University, California, USA on November 2-9, 2011. It will then travel around the world until December 2013. For further information on the innovation tour please visit

For further information please contact Erik Lundqvist, General Manager at Robotdalen, on +46 (0)21 10 70 26 or e-mail

Robotdalen is a Swedish robotics initiative with the mission to enable commercial success of new ideas and research within robotics & automation. Robotdalen is financed by VINNOVA (the Swedish Innovation Agency), the European Regional Development Fund and a number of public institutions, universities and companies in Central Sweden. Please visit for further information.


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We enable commercial success of new robot innovations; focusing on solutions for the industry, service and health care. The solutions stem from actual needs, and end users are involved throughout the product development. This gives robot innovations based on market needs. By offering unique test beds for new solutions we also encourage international companies and entrepreneurs to develop their robot innovations and set up business in Sweden. Our vision is to become an internationally established innovation environment by 2019. Robotdalen is funded by the Swedish Innovation Agency VINNOVA, The European Regional Development Fund as well as the industry, academia and public sector in Central Sweden. Learn more at

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