Manoj Sahi Kumar LinkedIn

Creative Technologist in Applied AI & Robotics / Visionary

With a decade-long entrepreneurial journey across APAC and EMEA, he led deeptech ventures in Applied AI & Robotics – Mattr5, Elbots, and Robots Alive. Serving as a mentor to startups and an advisor to multinational corporations, he is passionately committed to spearheading a future driven by frontier technologies, where sustainability is at the forefront of all endeavors. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree with Distinction in Mechatronics and Double Master’s Degrees with Distinction in Innovation Design Engineering from both Imperial College London and the Royal College of Art, UK.


Watch that Breathes

A watch that shares the user’s breath with others and fosters a sense of human bonding through non-verbal communication when placed on the wrist. When not on the wrist, it creates a bond with the user.


Robotic Soft Material

Imagine a future where ‘material is a robot‘ – materials that can sense, actuate, compute, and communicate. Mattrbot is the world’s first material created using AI & design thinking for autonomous systems.

Simulated Atlas

Evaluating RL on Atlas

A framework that benchmarks the reinforcement learning algorithms, Hindsight Experience Replay (HER), and Deep Q Network (DQN), on a simulated Atlas robot from Boston Dynamics.

Space Compass

Interplanetary Navigation

An artifact navigation compass that is free from the influence of gravity as it points towards the planetary positions in the solar system and creates intriguing interactions with the space travelers.

Space Grounded

Device for Deep Space Missions

A pocket-sized device that generates petrichor and increases serotonin and norepinephrine, mitigating potential negative effects on astronauts’ neurological well-being during deep space missions.


Logistics Robot Cart

A logistics support robot with autonomous driving functions and ‘user following’ capabilities, seamlessly switching between various modes, ‘Assist,’ ‘Tracking,’ and ‘Autonomous’, during operations.


Sensing a Human

A non-contact human sensing system for detecting the presence and identity of human indoors and outdoors irrespective of light conditions with the aim to incorporate it in intelligent systems.


Consumer Photobioreactor

A pocket-sized photobioreactor utilizes UV and CO2, harvesting high-density synthesized protein as an alternative source of food nutrients. It advocates for production at the point of consumption.


Collaborative Robot for SMEs

A light-weight, dexterous, and easy to program robot based on the principle of service-oriented architecture and modular intelligent components to offer higher flexibility in smart manufacturing.


Wearable Robots

A collection of smart wearables that utilize wearable sensors along with mechanical parts based on soft polymers to create, move, and transform the garments from one shape into another.


Elderly Mobility Robot

A robot, designed to address the diminishing walking abilities of the elderly, incorporates an adaptive walking function to support natural walking. It utilizes AI/ML to analyze vital data and provides feedback.

Transgenesis Life

Creating a Transgenic Bee

A transgenic bee having better olfactory capability to sense RDX contamination in soil, higher density of receptacle hairs to transfer pollen, and a greater number of wax glands to repair microstructures.