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.
Who We Are
Vän means friend, and here at Vän Robotics we believe that quality educational support should be available to every child. We deliver robot-assisted tutoring that makes learning K-8 subjects fun and accessible.
Meet Abii, our Robot Study Buddy!
Abii isn’t just cute, Abii learns how to best engage each child on every lesson to steadily improve their comprehension.
Pilot Program Begins
Abii is now being tested in our pilot program in schools across the U.S. and will soon expand to more, let us know if yours wants to participate!
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.
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!
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.
Techstars Austin announced the ten companies selected for its Techstars Austin 2018 accelerator.