Jono Sanders

OVERVIEW

We researched and built a solution to increase encouragement and office morale in the form of a physical slackbot / messenging robot.

University of Pennsylvnia I-Corp (NSF) Participant 2016


Role: Lead engineer


Skills: User Research, Python, Heroku


PROBLEM

As companies grow and teams get bigger and busier, it becomes extremely hard for team members to find the time to casually interact on a daily basis without being distracting to others and for managers to find the time to recognize their team members.

RESEARCH

We conducted customer interview with over 30 companies. Through our research we found that medium to large companies have more people to coordinate than small businesses and would have the most to benefit from Cobi. Currently there are 1.5 Million medium to large offices in the US, and we want to help these companies improve the engagement among their teams.

PRODUCT SOLUTION

Cobi, an office robot, brings play into the office by making team celebrations and daily interactions easier to coordinate. Cobi talks to teams through office chats and connects with them through lights and sounds in a cute and light hearted manner.