Co-Founder and CEO, Anki
Boris Sofman is a co-founder and CEO of Anki, a robotics and AI company. As an engineer and researcher, Sofman has extensive experience in building diverse robotic systems from off-road autonomous vehicles to bomb-disposal robots. Sofman is making it his life’s mission to push the boundaries of robotics and to create consumer products that people would not expect to be possible. Anki’s latest product, Vector, is the first fully autonomous, cloud-connected and always-on robot that for the first time allows people to live with a robot that is able to bring both a warm and joyful experience, and a new and characterful form of utility, into the home. Boris earned a B.S., M.S. and Ph.D. from the Robotics Institute of Carnegie Mellon University.