As far back as he can remember Ian Bernstein has taken apart cameras, cassette players, and other electronics to create new inventions. At the age of 12 he attended a robotics competition and his lifelong passion in the field of robotics was sparked. In 2010 Ian and co-founder Adam Wilson started the Connected Play company Sphero. Sphero is best known as the creator of toy robots including the Star Wars BB-8, Cars Lighting McQueen, SPRK, Sphero, and others. Recently, Bernstein launched a new company, Misty Robotics, with the mission of putting a personal robot in every home and office. Their first robot will be on the market in early 2018.
From Robots to Toys to a Robot in Every Home
Ian Bernstein, founder of Sphero and Misty Robotics shows how robots have
developed from toys and movie props, to soon becoming a necessity for every
home and office.