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Boris Sofman ('05, '10) Co-Founder & CEO of Anki, Inc.

Boris is co-founder and CEO of Anki, an artificial intelligence and robotics company based in San Francisco focused on using these technologies to reinvent everyday consumer experiences. With an initial focus on entertainment, Anki's first two product lines, Overdrive and Cozmo, bring to life levels of physical gameplay, interaction and character depth previously not possible outside of video games and movies. Anki has shipped over 1.5 million robots to date and is now pushing into Home Robotics with a broader pipeline starting with the release of Vector this fall. 

Boris has a background in building diverse robotic systems from consumer products to off-road autonomous vehicles and bomb-disposal robots. He earned a B.S., M.S. and Ph.D. from the Robotics Institute of Carnegie Mellon University.

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