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’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 …
- Experts say Girls with Autism may be underdiagnosed due to ‘Social Camouflage’
According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, boys are diagnosed with autism far more often than girls every year. However, the gap between the genders may not be as stark as once believ …
- Enhanced Resources for Autism Through Telehealth
The opportunities to obtain advanced services for people with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) are typically limited for rural families. Even though there are state and federal requirements for funding …
- Robot Helps Students with Autism at Manor ISD Summer Camp
While summer camps traditionally bring to mind barbecues and dive boards, one group of students are having their fun in the sun by exploring the fields of Computer Science. Children at Manor ISD’s Sha …
- RoboKind Makes Ladders’ List of Powerful Robot “Overlords”
When it comes to the subject of robotics, opinions seem divisively split. For some, robotics holds the promise of a bright future filled with technological progress and luxury. For others, the robots …
- Keeping an Eye on Personal Growth for People with Autism
For individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), even something as seemingly small as eye contact can prove difficult. While the avoidance of eye contact is traditionally interpreted as a sign of …
- Milo and Beam help students succeed in school
Online classes have made it easier for people around the world to get the educations they desire, but for some students, nothing beats a real classroom setting. The Asahi Shimbun joins Beam, a telepre …
- Fewer States Meeting Special Ed Obligations, Robotic Support May Provide Solution
In Disabilityscoop.com’s report, Feds Find Fewer States Meeting Special Ed Obligations, the annual review conducted by the U.S. Department of Education resulted in a failing grade. Federal education o …
- Inconsistent Early Intervention Service Adoption in States
Resources are available for children under the age of 3 to attain services for developmental disabilities in each of the United States. The Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act (IDE …
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.