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.
- School District Purchases Six Humanoid Robots to Help Autistic Students Learn
By: Pedro Perez IV EDINBURG – Standing on the table where decisions at Edinburg CISD are made, Milo, introduced itself to members of the media using hand gestures and different facial recognitions. Wi …
- Edinburg Schools Introduce Robotic Aid For Autism Curriculum
By: Danya Perez-Hernandez EDINBURG — Sporting a doe-eyed, doll-like face with spiky hair and a cartoonish armor-enforced body, Milo the robot will soon be Edinburg school district’s latest addition to …
- Autistic Children Have New Tool At Local School District
By: Amy Martinez EDINBURG, Texas – A new tool helping students with autism engage in a new educational adventure. Six campuses across Edinburg CISD will soon be equipped with MILO. It is a facial expr …
- Texas School Adopts Milo and robots4autism Curriculum for Students with Autism
Congressman and special needs advocate, Pete Sessions, visits Tom C. Gooch Elementary to see students interact with Milo, the facially expressive humanoid robot (Dallas, TX) April 11, 2018 — RoboKind, …
- The School District of Manatee County Becomes First in Florida to Adopt RoboKind’s Robot and Social-Emotional Curriculum for Students with Autism
The School District of Manatee County, located in Bradenton, Florida, is the first in the state to adopt RoboKind’s robots4autism program, combined with a social-emotional curriculum, for students wit …
- Meet Michelle McFarlin of The Social Communication Connection in Central Dallas
Today we’d like to introduce you to Michelle McFarlin. Michelle, let’s start with your story. We’d love to hear how you got started and how the journey has been so far. My story is a long one–meaning …
- This Life with Gracie: Providing Children with Developmental Disabilities Therapy that Works
Long before Children’s Therapy Works opened its doors in 1998, Shelley Margow could sense when a child’s brain wasn’t properly integrating the onslaught of information it was receiving. They were anxi …
- Robokind’s Milo Robot: Communication and Social Skills Practice for Learners with Autism
By Mike Karlin Robokind’s Milo Robot is specifically designed to help students with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) practice communication and social skills. The robot was created to be interesting an …
- South Carolina Department Of Education Launches Three-Year Pilot Of RoboKind’s Robot & Social-Emotional Curriculum For Autism
The South Carolina Department of Education has launched a statewide, three-year pilot of RoboKind’s robots4autism program, combined with a social-emotional curriculum, for elementary-age students with …
- 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 …
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.