BURNABY, BCAdvanced Intelligent Systems (AIS), a leading custom robotics company that solves real world industry challenges with adaptable, autonomous robots, announced today that Mr. Richard Freeman has joined AIS as the VP of Product & Operations.

“Mr. Freeman has a wealth of experience in operations and taking high tech products from development to full commercialization, and we are very excited to have him join the AIS team at this crucial point of growth in our company,” says Afshin Doust, CEO of AIS.

Freeman is a coveted operations and product development executive with more than 30 years experience of successfully building and managing high tech companies. His focus has been on managing leading-edge hardware and software communications solutions and service companies across a broad range of technologies and international markets.

“I am extremely excited to be joining such a vibrant and talented team at this critical juncture in AIS’s growth and look forward to helping the company rapidly realize its goals of becoming a significant global player in custom autonomous robotic solutions in the agricultural and health care industries,” says Freeman.

Freeman’s experience will be crucial to the commercial development, manufacturing, supply chain and marketing of AIS’s autonomous robotic solutions: BigTop, an autonomous mobile robot which provides affordable automation for the horticulture and agricultural industries; and Orion, an autonomous UV robot which eliminates harmful viruses and bacteria, crucial for the healthcare industry.

Freeman will use his vast experience in product development and management toward the successful commercial launch of these robotic solutions, both currently undergoing pilot-testing in-field (BigTop at VanBelle, one of North America’s most progressive nursery operations; and, Orion at airports, hospitals and educational facilities).  His experience in working with both hardware and software solutions will also be extremely valuable as AIS’ autonomous robotic platform consists of physical robotic systems and cyber systems, communicating in real time through artificial intelligence.


Advanced Intelligent Systems (AIS) is a practical autonomous robotics company that creates affordable, autonomous robots to solve real industry problems. The AIS team has superior intellectual property and patents which are currently being applied to develop custom robotic solutions in the horticulture, agriculture and healthcare industries. AIS’ autonomous robots have the intelligence to perform repetitive or dangerous tasks with exceptional dexterity and precision.

Collectively, the AIS team has decades of experience in robotics engineering, management, and operations. The company is based in Burnaby, British Columbia.

For more information, please contact:

Debra Hadden | DEBRA HADDEN COMMUNICATIONS | 604.240.3196

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