Milo is the name of the robot, regardless of skin tone, when used with the Robots4Autism program.
Jett is the name of the robot, regardless of skin tone, when used with the Robots4STEM program.
- Robokind Is Using Milo To Help Kids With Autism
By Peter Schaeffer He’s part robotic buddy, he’s part aide, he’s part companion, he’s part teacher and his totally cool. That’s Milo, from Robokind and he is the most amazing robot we’ve ever seen. If …
- Milo the Robot Helps Autistic Children with Social Cues
By Chelsey Trahan TEXAS – Milo is the therapy of the future. He a robot that helps children with autism learn about social experiences. The Dallas-based company Robokind bridges the gap between childr …
- High-Tech Robot Helping Students with Autism in Elgin ISD
By Erin Jones, KVUE Meet Milo, a high-tech robot who’s known around here for working with students with autism. At Elgin ISD, a high-tech kid robot is helping students with autism. His name is Milo an …
- Meet Milo, a robot helping Texas students with autism
By Steffi Lee, KXAN ELGIN, Texas – It used to be difficult for Elgin Middle School seventh-grader Abigail Wise to stay focused during some of her lessons in the classroom. “Sometimes self-soothing and …
- Mother of boys with autism says new Milo robot has “taken them out of their shell”
By Michelle Zhu LUGOFF, SC (WACH)–According to state education officials, the number of S.C. students diagnosed with autism has doubled from 4,000 in 2011 to 8,000 in 2017. Traditional teaching meth …
- How Students with ASD Learn Social Skills from a Robot
A speech-language pathologist shares how she collaborates with a two-foot-tall humanoid named Milo to help students with autism become more attentive and engaged in discussion. By Jean Graham Many peo …
- RoboKind Changes the Lives of Students on the Autism Spectrum Nationwide
Milo the facially expressive humanoid robot and his accompanying social-emotional curriculum are being used in 290 districts and throughout the state of South Carolina (Dallas, TX) January 31, 2018 — …
- On Learning How to Face Up to Things
BY RICK RADER, MD EDITOR-IN-CHIEF – EP MAGAZINE At the Orange Grove Center we are investigating the merits of using robots to teach medical students and family practice residents in teaching facial ex …
- RoboKind’s Workshop on Robot-Mediated Behavior Intervention
RoboKind is one of the nation’s leading providers of the most widely used robots in autism therapies, and has teamed up with academic researchers in robotics and autism to advance the understanding of …
- Spartanburg District 2 invests in advanced autism education
Spartanburg District 2 has made an investment in the future of their students with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Milo, a facially-expressive humanoid robot and product of Robots4Autism, is the cente …
Richard Margolin is the chief technology officer and co-founder of RoboKind. He attended Trinity College in Hartford Connecticut and the University of Texas at Arlington. He is no stranger to startups, having started many different companies before RoboKind. Richard came across studies that suggested robots could engage children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) to help develop essential social skills, which is often difficult for children with ASD to understand. He has guided his team to create a cost-effective robot that can be used in schools and clinics around the world.
Fred Margolin is the co-founder of RoboKind and a serial entrepreneur who has created several companies in the insurance and finance field. With his experience, he helped develop RoboKind’s business plan and financed the company’s first venture. He also contributed to bringing the cost of building Milo down from $20,000 to close to $5,000. Now, he helps RoboKind develop marketing strategies and provides the right information to the public about the benefits their products offers. Instead of pushing the technological advances that Milo and RoboKind bring, they focus on the benefits Milo offers and the impact he has on children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD).
Greg Firn is the chief operating officer and has over 33 years of experience in public education. He has a passion for working with underrepresented groups and improving their educational opportunities. He has been aiding RoboKind with driving statewide implementation of the Robots4Autism and Robots4STEM while providing guidance for school administrations looking to make a difference in their students’ lives.