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.
- Creating Opportunities for Students with Disabilities to Explore STEM
An AC&E Show…CREATING OPPORTUNITIES FOR STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES TO EXPLORE STEM. Dr. Greg Firn is my guest. Greg, a former Superintendent is now COO of RoboKind , a company devoted to all child …
- New Initiative Pairs Kids With Autism and an Expressive Robot to Help Them Understand Emotion
CINCINNATI — One of the biggest challenges children with autism spectrum disorders face is learning to recognize the subtle cues in body language and facial expression that form a silent but significa …
- RoboKind Partners with Ohio EdTech Consultants and PD Providers to Bring High-Tech Learning Solutions to Students with Autism
The makers of the social robot Milo have teamed up with Losey Brothers EdTech Consultants and Hamilton County ESC to serve the growing number of students with autism (Cincinnati, OHIO) June 7, 2018 — …
- STEM Lab at FSD4 Features Robot that Helps Autistic Children
By: Erin Brown TIMMONSVILLE, SC (WBTW) – The first “STEM U” lab in the Pee Dee is officially open. Florence School District Four held a ribbon cutting ceremony on Tuesday to unveil the newest edition …
- Humanoid Teaching Kids With ASD Social, Emotional Skills
By: Elvia Limón DALLAS — The newest instructor at Tom C. Gooch Elementary is unlike any others there. Milo, who started at the northwest Dallas school this spring, looks like his fellow co-workers and …
- Spartanburg County Educators Finish SC’s First Specialized Training Program for Autism
By: Mike McCormick Spartanburg County is home to the first specialized training program for autism spectrum disorder in South Carolina. The 35 Spartanburg County school district educators who complete …
- Spartanburg Co. Educators Complete Autism Training Program
By: WSPA 7News SPARTANBURG, S.C. – Thirty-five educators from Spartanburg school districts were among the first in the state to complete a specialized training program for Autism Spectrum Disorder (AS …
- Converse College Boasts First Program in SC to Help Teachers with Autistic Students
By: Conor Hughes In a small classroom at the McCarthy Teszler School, 6-year-old Jakob Stauber sits with autism specialist Kim Speers and watches as a 2-foot-tall lifelike robot named Milo demonstrate …
- Spartanburg Educators Complete First Autism Specific Program in SC
By: Hannah Froats SPARTANBURG COUNTY (FOX Carolina) – South Carolina has never offered Autism Spectrum Disorder specified training for their educators, until now. Thirty-five educators from the Sparta …
- Robot Teaching Social Skills to Students on Autism Spectrum
By: Jason Whitely Dallas ISD elementary students with autism are seeing an increase in social skills, thanks to a robot named Milo. DALLAS – A two-foot tall robot named Milo is successfully teaching l …
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.