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.

Abii Meets Teachers in Kansas

Abii Meets Teachers in Kansas

The school’s third to fifth grade students are being considered as possible participants in a pilot study for an educational robot in development by Vän Robotics.

Sign Up to Receive Our Newsletter

Get Notified When Abii is Available