Boxlight acquires Modern Robotics

Boxlight acquires Modern Robotics

Acquires to expand proprietary STEM solutions to programming and robotics

Modern Robotics are the developers of MyBot, a powerful and innovative K-12 ecosystem and robotics program that helps students from pre-school to high school develop skills and a passion for programming and robotics. Through the cohesive software platform and innovative robots, educators receive an out-of-the-box solution, complete with a robust curriculum, STEM lessons, tutorials and videos.

Boxlight Corporation is a leading provider of technology solutions for the global learning market. The company aims to improve learning and engagement in classrooms and to help educators enhance student outcomes, by developing the products they need. The company develops, sells, and services its integrated, interactive solution suite including software, classroom technologies, professional development and support services.

Over the next 12 months, it’s expected that Boxlight will produce over $2 million in robotics and programming revenues with gross profit margins greater than 50 percent. The acquisition also brings significant management talent to Boxlight by adding Modern Robotics’ current CEO Stephen Barker, who will fill the role of Vice President, STEM Education. Barker has more than 30 years of extensive experience in robotics and technology innovation, including developing sensors and components for Lego Robotics, and brings an incredible wealth of brain trust to Boxlight’s growing STEM offerings.

Education solution

Mark Elliott, CEO of Boxlight said,“We are excited to expand our offerings in the red-hot field of STEM and robotics learning, MyBot was conceived and developed to fulfill a need in robotics and coding in the classroom. By bringing these cutting-edge teaching tools to educators, we help them engage today’s students in meaningful learning experiences that will create graduates who are workplace ready in emerging STEM fields including software, robotics and technology.”

Stephen Barker Vice President, STEM Education stated, “We developed these robotics and coding tools to fulfill a need in education – to create more meaningful, hands-on learning opportunities in STEM for both teachers and students, and to make coding and robotics cool and not complex. Now with Boxlight, we can take these products to the next level and distribute them on a global scale. We’ll engage a whole new generation of students with our products – which in the end will go a long way in helping prepare students for a myriad of STEM careers and the general workforce of the future.”