InnoVision Forum Series

Leading Beyond the Crisis

August 20 Webinar Featured Van Robotics

Van Robotics, headquartered in Columbia SC, develops social robots that teach skills-based lessons while collecting data about individual users and leveraging machine learning techniques to develop smart, social robot tutors. You can learn more about Abii, the engaging robot tutor by clicking here to visit Abii’s World.

Van Robotics builds smart social robots that use artificial intelligence and instructional content to help classroom teachers with small group activities and one-on-one tutoring.  After proving its robotic technology in 2018 and then conducting an extensive beta test with classroom teachers and students in 2019, Van Robotics was ready to launch its go-to-market strategy in 2020.  They had a full calendar of tradeshows and conventions planned for marketing to educators and the technology sector– all of which were canceled under the threat of the Covid-19 virus.  Laura Boccanfuso, founder and CEO, discusses Van Robotics, its mission and products, and how Covid forced them to change their marketing approach but opened up unexpected new applications and new marketing opportunities.