Huntington Beach, Calif., March 2, 2017 Robotic Assistance Devices (RAD), an innovator in artificial intelligence and robotics, announced today it has partnered with Milestone Systems, to support the all-girls robotics team Coding Queens. The initiative was launched to promote education in the science, technology, engineering, mathematics (STEM) and robotics fields. The team of six fifth graders from John S. Malcolm Elementary will compete with their claw-bot, “Zippy,” in the 2017 VEX IQ State Championship on Sunday, March 12, in Pomona, Calif.
RAD and Milestone Systems believe that organizations have an obligation to coach and encourage today’s youth to pursue technology interests in an effort to evolve the future of the industry. Through this partnership, the companies are able to share innovative ideas, support creativity and mentor future innovators.

The Coding Queens team is unique in that they were the youngest team to compete in the 2016 VEX IQ Regional event in December out of 23 teams.

“We are honored to support the Coding Queens in their quest to become state champions,” said Reinier Tuinzing, Strategic Alliances Manager – Americas, Milestone Systems. “It is very exciting to help introduce our next generation of innovators to new and emerging technologies through hands-on learning opportunities.”

“It’s critical to support young minds in STEM and robotics technology fields and RAD is in a unique position to showcase the opportunities available in this field,” said Steve Reinharz, Founder and CEO, RAD. “RAD is excited to be a small part of the support network that this team has in place, and we hope more companies will emerge as strong proponents of students striving to be successful in the engineering, coding, and robotics fields.”

RAD and Milestone Systems will send the team off during an event at 4 p.m. Sunday, March 5, at Ocean Breeze Park in Laguna Nigel, Calif. The Coding Queens will be presented with the opportunity to name RAD’s newest robot, be presented with a sponsorship check and take part in a demonstration of artificial intelligence capabilities.

About RAD

Robotic Assistance Devices (RAD) is an innovator in the delivery of artificial intelligence and robotic solutions for operational, security and monitoring needs. Founded in 2017, RAD is a privately funded, high-tech start-up that is an exclusive partner of SMP Robotics, based in San Francisco. RAD is founded on the belief that next-generation robots can help organizations streamline operations, increase ROI and strengthen business. RAD robotics technology improves the simplicity and economics of patrolling and guard services, and allows experienced personnel to focus on more strategic tasks. Customers augment the capabilities of existing staffs and gain higher levels of situational awareness, all at drastically reduced cost. RAD robotic solutions are well suited for use in multiple industries such as enterprises, government, transportation, critical infrastructure, education and healthcare. To learn more, visit or follow us on Twitter @RADbotsecurity.

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