Manoj Sahi Kumar is a visionary leader, creative problem solver and subject matter expert in Emerging Technologies, Design Thinking, Innovation Management and Business Development. Coming from an entrepreneurial background and growing as a global nomad, he has kept pushing the limits of Robotics, Autonomous Systems and Industry 4.0 through his ventures Mattr5, Elbots and Robots Alive.
He is associated with 10+ MNCs in advisory roles for strategy, innovation, research and investments. His latest work on robotic materials highlights his passion for harmoniously blending technology, design and ethics to invent exceptions. He holds Bachelor’s Degree in Mechatronics and Double Master’s Degree (Distinction) in Innovation Design Engineering from Imperial College London and RCA.
“The future cannot be predicted, but futures can be invented. It was man’s ability to invent which has made human society what it is. The mental processes of inventions are still mysterious. They are rational but not logical, that is to say, not deductive.
The first step of the technological or social inventor is to visualize, by an act of imagination, a thing or a state of things which does not exist yet, and which to him appears in some way desirable. He can then start rationally arguing backwards from the invention, and forward from the means at his disposal, until a way is found from one to the other.”
Dennis Gabor, Inventing The Future, 1963.