Aldebaran Gives Hi-Tech Backing to Ninth Annual ACT Today! Denim & Diamonds for Autism Fundraiser

Top Quote Aldebaran Robotics enlists as Innovation Sponsor of ACT Today!'s Ninth Annual Denim & Diamonds for Autism. End Quote
  • (1888PressRelease) September 02, 2014 - ACT Today! (Autism Care and Treatment Today!) announces today that Aldebaran Robotics, worldwide leader in humanoid robotics, will support ACT Today!'s Ninth Annual Denim & Diamonds event for autism. The highly anticipated fundraiser will be held on Sunday, October 6, 2014 at the Four Seasons Hotel in Westlake Village, Calif. Aldebaran, this year's Innovation Sponsor, provides direct assistance to children with autism through education.

    NAO, Aldebaran's flagship robot, will meet and greet guests at the fundraiser. More than 500 guests are expected to attend the red carpet gala, including film, television & sports celebrities and prominent members of the corporate community. The red carpet fundraiser will feature a cocktail reception, silent and live auctions, dinner program with surprise celebrity presenters and live entertainment. In addition, a tribute will be held for the 2014 honorees:

    - Actress Holy Robinson-Peete
    - Former NFL quarterback Rodney Peete
    - Actor Nolan Gould, ("Modern Family")
    - Singer and songwriter Sophie Rose
    - Community Activist Virginia Viola.

    Aldebaran designs and makes human robots that benefit the well-being of humanity, including an application that benefits children with special needs. Aldebaran's robots work in classrooms, universities, research labs and hospitals. In the near future, Aldebaran plans to bring robots into homes as interactive and emotional companions for families.

    According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), 1 in every 68 children in America is diagnosed with autism, making it more prevalent than juvenile diabetes, childhood cancer and pediatric AIDS combined. Autism is one of the fastest growing disabilities for children in America.

    As of September 02, 2014, ACT Today!'s Ninth Annual Denim & Diamonds for Autism corporate sponsors include Aldebaran Robotics SAS, Vin Di Bona Productions, Tolman & Wiker Insurance Services, LLC, SMI Concepts, Inc., Center for Autism and Related Disorders (CARD), Burbank Printing, UBS Financial Services; Nevers; Palazzo, Packard, Wildermuth & Wynner, PC, Puritas Organic Gold, Morrie Sage's Universal City Nissan, The Shape of Behavior, City National Bank, Meyer, Olson, Lowy & Meyers Family Law, Isabella Emporium, Westlake Magazine, Private Protective Services, Rage Models, The Resort at Pelican Hill and Tito's Handmade Vodka.

    For more information about ACT Today!'s Denim & Diamonds event,

    About Aldebaran
    Established in 2005 by Bruno Maisonnier and with offices in France, China, Japan and the United States, Aldebaran designs, manufactures and sells autonomous humanoid robots to contribute to human well-being. NAOs are our first product and more than 5,000 are used today as a research and education platform in 70 countries around the world. Aldebaran has 500 employees involved in robot development and manufacture. Aldebaran is a SoftBank Group company, holding 78.5% of its own capital. For more information about Aldebaran, visit

    About ACT Today!
    ACT Today! is a national, non-profit organization whose mission is to provide access for care and treatment to children with autism and to provide resources to families that cannot afford the necessary tools their children need to reach their highest potential. Its signature fundraiser, Denim & Diamonds for Autism, is one of Southern California's most anticipated non-profit events of the year. Proceeds from the event will provide direct help to children with autism, including behavioral therapy, medical treatment, assistive technology, assistance dogs, social skills programs, tuition for special needs schools and assistance to military families with children of autism. Since the creation of Denim & Diamonds for Autism, ACT Today! has distributed over $1.5 million in care and treatment. For more information about ACT Today!, visit

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