Artificial Intelligence Technology Solutions Inc. has announced that its wholly owned subsidiary, Robotic Assistance Devices in southern California, has signed a 10-year lease on a new facility in Royal Oak Township as part of its ongoing expansion plan.
Robotic Assistance Devices, or RAD, will be taking possession May 1 of a 30,000-square-foot light industrial building in a logistics park in the center of the township. The company plans to move much of its manufacturing, assembly, testing, and shipping operations from Irvine, Calif.
RAD is a high-tech start-up that delivers robotics and artificial intelligence-based solutions. The company developed its advanced security robot technology from the ground up, including circuit board design and base code development, giving it control over design elements, performance, quality, and the user’s experience of all of its security robots. The units include SCOT, ROSA, Wally, Wally HSO, AVA, and ROAMEO.
“This marks another major milestone in our march toward conquering the autonomous remote services sector,” says Steve Reinharz, founder and CEO of RAD. “The innovation that will soon be rolling out of this beautiful production facility is going to shake up many industries. We are having so much fun as we continue to grow.”
The company anticipates hiring up to 75 employees to staff the Royal Oak Township facility over the next few years. The workforce will include electronic technicians, assemblers, quality control, warehousing, and some administrative staff. The company says most of the personnel for the facility will be new local hires, with only a few employees being relocated from existing company sites.
The company says it selected the location due to the quality of the labor pool, affordability of a suitable manufacturing facility, and its proximity to the company’s R&D center in Waterloo, Ontario, Canada. The Royal Oak Township site offers a large, paved area and open field.
“Our plan is to build a vigorous test track and proving grounds for ROAMEO, our drones, and other mobile devices that will be built here. We couldn’t do this in southern California,” says Mark Folmer, COO of RAD. Additional details about the testing of mobile and drone units will be announced at a later date.
“We welcome RAD to Royal Oak Township,” says Donna Squalls, supervisor of Royal Oak Township. “This is evidence of the resurgence of the area that a forward-looking company like RAD would choose Royal Oak Township as its new home.”
AITX is an innovator in the delivery of artificial intelligence-based solutions, and its RAD and RAD-M companies help organizations streamline operations, increase ROI, and strengthen business. For more information, visit www.aitx.ai or www.roboticassistancedevices.com.