Who We Are

Our Team

Laura Boccanfuso, PhD

Laura Boccanfuso, PhD

Co-Founder and CEO

Laura received her PhD in Computer Science and Engineering and has 10 years experience in leading social robotics and thermographic research at the University of South Carolina and Yale.

Marilena Mademtzi, PhD

Marilena Mademtzi, PhD

Co-Founder & UX Research Lead

Marilena has 7+ years experience working on integrating technologies in the classroom for children with and without special needs and has extensive experience in educational psychology, educational technology and research design.

Vän Robotics Is the Future of Education

Vän Robotics Is the Future of Education

Mark Piening of Project Lighthouse.org pointed out in a LinkedIn Post the growth that robotics in education will be experiencing over the next decade will be a great opportunity for Vän Robotics, and we agree!

AWS Startups Blog Features Abii

AWS Startups Blog Features Abii

Michelle Kung from the Amazon Web Services startup blog authored a piece detailing CEO Laura Boccanfuso's decision making in the process of designing an effective and friendly robot tutor.

Vän Robotics Joins Techstars

Vän Robotics Joins Techstars

Techstars Austin announced the ten companies selected for its Techstars Austin 2018 accelerator.

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