RoboKind is a Dallas-based company whose mission is to create cost-effective and inclusive education for all. Working with experts in both the autism community and school systems around the world, RoboKind has developed two robots, Milo and Jett, along with the accompanying robots4autism and robots4STEM curricula, to give children opportunities to realize their potential and pursue their passions for all things tech-related.
“Watching Milo help students with autism speak for the first time or seeing Jett foster the next generation of confident, digitally-savvy children has been incredibly humbling and fulfilling,” said Richard Margolin, chief technology officer and founder of RoboKind. “We set out to change lives when we founded RoboKind, so to be named a winner in the Red Herring Awards is extremely rewarding. We hope that in the future we can inspire more children to learn using robotics and technology.”
Red Herring’s editors have been evaluating the world’s startups and tech companies for more than two decades. It gives them the ability to see through the industry’s hype, to pick firms that will continue on a trajectory to success.
“Choosing the companies with the strongest potential was by no means a small feat,” said Alex Vieux, publisher and CEO of Red Herring. “After rigorous contemplation and discussion, we narrowed our list down from hundreds of candidates from across the globe to the Top 100 Winners. We believe RoboKind embodies the vision, drive, and innovation that define a successful entrepreneurial venture. RoboKind should be proud of its accomplishment.”
Red Herring’s Top 100 Global list has become a mark of distinction for identifying promising companies and entrepreneurs. Red Herring editors were among the first to recognize that companies such as Facebook, Twitter, Google, Yahoo, Skype, Salesforce.com, YouTube, and eBay would change the way we live and work.
RoboKind is a Dallas-based company whose mission is to create cost-effective and inclusive education for all. Working closely with the ASD community, RoboKind has developed robots4autism and Milo, the most advanced, facially expressive humanoid robot, who has proven effectiveness in engaging learners with ASD over 80% of the time, as opposed to the 3% for traditional therapy. Milo never gets tired, never gets frustrated, and is always consistent, which is important when teaching through repetition. His friendly demeanor and patience encourages learners with ASD to step out of their shell and gives them the courage to interact with their environment. The company also recently launched a new robot, Jett, along with the accompanying robots4STEM curriculum, which teaches elementary school students to code even if their teachers don’t know how.
RoboKind is dedicated to opening and creating pathways for all ages and groups so they can thrive in the real world through cost-effective means. To learn more, please visit RoboKind.com and follow Milo on Twitter or Facebook.