Manoj Sahi Kumar is a serial entrepreneur and subject matter expert in Emerging Technologies, Design Thinking and Venture Development. Coming from a deep tech background and growing as a global nomad, he has kept pushing the limits of Robotics and Autonomous Systems through his ventures Mattr5, Elbots and Robots Alive. He has also been serving as an independent advisor to several MNCs.
He advocates for harmoniously interweaving technology, design and art to Invent Exceptions. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree with Distinction in Mechatronics, and Double Master’s Degrees with Distinction in Innovation Design Engineering from Imperial College London (ICL) and the Royal College of Art (RCA). He is also a visiting researcher at KAIST (Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology).
INVENTING the future
“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.