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Boris Sofman, Ph.D.
CEO and Co-founder
Boris Sofman 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. Its first product, Anki DRIVE was unveiled during Tim Cook's keynote speech at the 2013 Apple Worldwide Developers Conference and it's second product, Cozmo, was named #1 Best Selling Toy of 2017.
Sofman 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.