Robin Tommy: Inspiring Change through Technological Innovation and Inclusion
Robin Tommy, a distinguished author, technologist, and catalyst for social impact innovation, entrepreneurship, and inclusion, is committed to empowering change. Ranked #21 among the Top 100 Thought Leaders and Influencers for 2020 by Thinkers360, he is a recipient of the prestigious Distinguished Engineer Award from Tata Consultancy Services and the Universal Design Award from NCPEDP and Mphasis. Robin and his team authored the Amazon bestseller, "Building Smart Robots using ROS."
Renowned for his contributions to assistive technology innovations in India, Robin has filed over 95 patents with 20 grants and published more than 30 research papers in IEEE, Springer, and ACM. His compelling TEDx talk on Social Innovation and Assistive Technologies continues to inspire change-makers worldwide.
At Tata Consultancy Services, India, Robin leads customer research and business innovations in AI, Robotics, Immersive Customer Experience, IoT, and Blockchain technology domains. He plays a vital role in creating Intellectual Property-based products and platforms for clients in emerging technology businesses. Robin and his team pioneered the first humanoid at Indira Gandhi International Airport, New Delhi.
Robin's extensive work in social innovations and assistive technology research for the intellectually disabled spans cerebral palsy, autism, and hearing-impaired societies. He develops next-generation products through research and frugal innovation initiatives for these communities. Robin and his team have initiated research for Parkinson's and ALS societies to create assistive technology products that improve their quality of life. As the Founder and Chief Digital Advisor of Inclusys Org Foundation, Robin focuses on skilling and empowering neurodivergent citizens.
A recipient of numerous accolades, Robin and his team have won the TCS Innovations Award for five consecutive years, Nasscom's Engineering and Innovation Award 2021, TATA Innovista 2018, and Golden Globe Tigers 2021, among others. As a Social Impact Innovator, Sustainability Designer, Rapid Innovator, Researcher, and Business Transformation Specialist, Robin is dedicated to delivering effective, intelligent, and ESG-focused solutions to clients worldwide.