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Social Innovation


 Mr. Robin Tommy is currently holding the position of the Head, TCS Rapid Lab. He has been ranked # 21 amongst Top 100 thought leaders and influencers for 2020 by Thinkers360 platform. Robin is well known for his contributions to the Assistive technology innovations in India. He has filed more than 60 patents with 12 grants and published more than 25 research papers in IEEE, Springer and ACM. His TEDx talk on Social Innovation and Assistive technologies has been trending. Robin is currently working in driving customer research and Business innovations in Artificial Intelliegence, Robotics, Immersive Customer Experience, IOT and Blockchain technology domains in Tata Consultancy Services, India. He is also instrumental in creating Intellectual Property based researched products and platforms for customers in the emerging technology business. He and his team are the mastermind behind the first humanoid launched in Indian Airports at Indira Gandhi International Airport, New Delhi.

He has been involved in various social innovations and assistive technology research for the differently-abled society. He is working closely with the cerebral palsy, autism and hearing-impaired society creating next generation products through research and bringing in frugal innovation initiatives to the special world. Robin and team has started research for the Parkinson's and ALS (Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis) society for creating assistive technology products for improving their quality of life.



Robin and his team won the Nasscom's Engineering and Innovation Award 2021 for the social impact solutions driven from his lab. He and his team also won the prestigious  TATA Innovista 2018 award for the project contributions in social innovation. Robin also won the Golden Globe Tigers 2021 award for the product design category. His team has won the TMA (Trivandrum Management Association) Terumo Penpol Disruptive CSR Award 2018, KMA (Kerala Management Association) CSR Award 2018, KMA CSR AWARD 2019. His team also won the TCS Innovista 2017, 2018 and 2019 awards. The Rotary International CSR gold Award, 2019 was awarded to Robin Tommy and his team.


Robin has been involved in as a Social Innovator, Sustainability designer, Rapid Innovator, Researcher, Business Transformation Specialist for bringing out ESG focused, effective and intelligent solutions to the customers across the globe.

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