What happens when your startup is really personal? Your vision stays front of mind and you find ways to overcome the obstacles on your path to success. Gavenraj Sodhi, the founder and CEO of 7 Senses Labs which began as iMedia an edutainment startup is on a personal mission to change education from childhood to senior citizens. This isn’t his first rodeo, so he knew it wouldn’t be easy and he will share what it takes to build a global multi cultural global team, how he convinced a Star Trek star to be his spokesperson, secured funding from JD.com (China’ s Amazon), won the 1776 Challenge Cup and much more.
Gavenraj making the trek all the way from Shenzhen, China and learn why he thinks Tampa Bay should be his U.S. headquarters. You’ll also meet Solbit, a very special robot.
Solbit is a family robot companion delivering with an Educational focus based on the STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math) framework. Solbit has integrated cameras and future voice recognition capabilities that together with a cloud-based language library, will serve as the child’s personal learning companion. In the morning, the child is warmly welcomed by Solbit, in the afternoon, Solbit reviews Math with the child and in the evening, Solbit reads a story with the child and then plays soothing music to put the child to bed.
From an artificial intelligence standpoint, our ecosystem is developing into a rich content-friendly data-rich environment for which I have provided several updates from just yesterday. The robot is meant to learn and adapt with the child and family. Our data scientist and growing team of robotics engineers are developing methods for the robot to communicate emotionally and engage in two-way communication with the child as well as natively integrate into the household with an emergence of IoT sensors and electronics to offer a wholesome experience not only for learning but in the future even for the elderly.