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2021 Technology Impact Awards Recognized Innovators Leading British Columbia’s Strong Pandemic Recovery

November 25, 2021

BURNABY, BCAdvanced Intelligent Systems (AIS), a leading custom robotics company received the “Excellence in Technology Adoption Award” at the Technology Impact Awards(TIA) presented by BCTech, powered by Accenture. The technology awards celebrated innovation and inspiration, and 44 finalists across 11 categories were honored at an in-person Gala in Vancouver, BC on November 18th, 2021.

“We are delighted to receive this prestigious award. We look forward to further contributing to the tech ecosystem in BC. This award is a testament to the AIS team’s resilience and hard work. Special thanks to BCTech association for the constant support to BC’s tech industry,” said Afshin Doust, CEO of Advanced Intelligent Systems.

Using its modular approach to robotics, AIS was able to adopt the technology used in its agriculture-focused robot and software products to create ORION

ORION is an autonomous UV robot for hands-free cleaning and disinfection to eliminate harmful bacteria and viruses and promote health and safety in shared spaces in hospitals, airports, hotels, shopping malls etc., which could be used effectively and immediately during the pandemic.

“Despite the unprecedented challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic, B.C.’s tech community has continued to find solutions and turn obstacles into opportunities,” said Riaz Meghji, TIA’s co-host and Human Connection Expert & Author of Every Conversation Counts. “The past year has shown that when faced with an obstacle, B.C.’s tech sector rises to the challenge and comes out stronger.”

“The future of our province’s tech industry relies on our ability to be fluid and adaptable to changing conditions and to use our capabilities to quickly pivot into developing the required solutions for the market.” Doust added.

One of AIS’ advantages which allows the company to quickly pivot and create a disinfection robot from an agricultural one, is its hardware and software modules library and development platform.  The company has a variety of modules that are interoperable and exchangeable and enable greater flexibility for robotics developers. 

AIS has been focused on providing practical robotic solutions to various industries and thus brings in excellence when it comes to technology adoption. 



Advanced Intelligent Systems Inc. (AIS) is a private engineering firm specializing in autonomous mobile robotics to solve real industry problems. Headquartered in Burnaby, British Columbia, AIS leads the Canadian market for creating customized and modular robotics solutions to automate business processes. The AIS team has 85 filed and 15 granted patents which are currently being applied to develop custom robotic solutions for various industries such as agriculture, health care, manufacturing, and warehousing.  AIS’ autonomous robots have the intelligence to perform repetitive or dangerous tasks with exceptional dexterity and precision.



BC Tech is the largest member-led technology non-profit in British Columbia, and they are dedicated to turning startups into scaleups. Their work accelerates growth by helping members expand and diversify their talent pools, acquire new customers, and access capital. 

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