The objective of the industry forum is to bring together a set of major industrial companies to present the key drivers, opportunities, and challenges as seen across different continents, use-cases, and technologies. We have a distinguished set of participants that cover industrial applications, services, healthcare, and home-services to provide a comprehensive view of what drives industry executives and how academia can work with industry to generate future solutions.
- Greg Smith, Teradyne
- Dev Singh, Qualcomm
- Claude Dinsmoor, FANUC
- Danielle Dean, iRobot
- Rich Mahoney, Intuitive Surgical
- Anthony Jules, Robust.AI
- Marc Raibert, Boston Dynamics
Greg Smith is the President of the Industrial Automation Group at Teradyne. The Industrial Automation Group includes three of the most innovative and successful companies in the robotics industry: Universal Robots, MiR – Mobile Industrial Robots and AutoGuide. Prior to leading the Industrial Automation Group, Greg was the President of the Semiconductor Test Business, Teradyne’s largest operating segment. During his tenure, Semiconductor Test revenue grew over 50%. Greg began his career at Raytheon as a test engineer and held numerous engineering and management roles in the semiconductor test industry before joining Teradyne in 2006. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Pennsylvania.
Dev Singh serves as director of business development for Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. (QTI), where he is currently the global head of Robotics and Intelligent Machines business segment in QTI’s Industrial IoT business unit. He is responsible for P&L, business development, product strategy, focusing on innovation, R&D, and execution for accelerating growth of the robotics segment for QTI. Prior to this role, he led the execution of multimedia IP development across Snapdragon application processor platforms for mobile, IoT and automotive segments. Singh began his career at Texas Instruments and served in various engineering and leadership roles for execution, operations, product management and new product development. He holds an M.S. in Electrical Engineering from University of Arkansas.
Claude Dinsmoor is Vice President of Research and Development for FANUC America. He is responsible for global paint robot development for the FANUC group and global robot software development in the US used in FANUC robots worldwide. This includes developments in the areas of robot motion, programming software, operating systems, safe software systems, machine vision, machine learning, IIOT, industrial networking, cybersecurity and robot simulation products. He is a member of the US R15.06 robot standards committee, and helps represent the US in ISO 10218 robot safety standards activities (TC299 WG3) and sits on the RIA Standards Activity Committee. Claude has worked in industrial robotics product development for almost 40 years, first with GE, and for the last 38 years with the FANUC group. He has an engineering degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Oakland University and graduate work at University of Virginia and Oakland University. He is a senior IEEE member, and an IEEE member since 1979.
Danielle Dean, PhD is the Technical Director of Machine Learning at iRobot where she is helping lead the intelligence revolution for robots. She leads a team that leverages machine learning, reinforcement learning, and software engineering to build algorithms that will result in massive improvements in our robots. Danielle completed her Ph.D. in quantitative psychology with a concentration in biostatistics at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where she studied the application of multi-level event history models to understand the timing and processes leading to events between dyads within social networks. She obtained her Masters in quantitative psychology, and graduated from the University of Massachusetts Amherst with two Bachelor's Degrees, in Psychology and BDIC in Organizational Behavior & Statistical Analysis with a minor in Mathematics/Statistics.
Rich Mahoney is Vice President of Research at Intuitive. He leads technology research and translation efforts around the company’s mission, working with other functions to identify innovations and opportunities for new products to bring to market. His extensive robotics development background and experience as a founder of several companies shapes his leadership to contribute to Intuitive’s strategic vision. Prior to joining, Rich was the founder and CEO of Seismic, a spin-off venture from SRI International, focused on improving quality of life through Powered Clothing, a new approach to wearable robotics designed to enhance mobility and overall quality of life for employee safety and consumer health. Prior to Seismic, Rich was the Director of SRI Robotics for more than seven years. Rich was the founding President of Silicon Valley Robotics and is recognized as a robotics commercialization thought leader. He received his B.S. and M.S. from Drexel University, and a Ph.D. in engineering from the University of Cambridge, England, where he attended on a Fulbright Scholarship.
A 30-year technology veteran with expertise in robotics, AI, machine learning and business transformation. Anthony Jules is Co-founder and CEO of Robust.AI, where he is pioneering a vision of collaborative mobility in robotics. Anthony’s exceptional track record as a technology leader is based on his belief that complex problems like robotics require multidimensional and multidisciplinary solutions that are human centered by design. Prior to joining Robust.AI, Anthony led a number of high-performance multidisciplinary teams building robotics products at Google. As part of Google Robotics and X, he was head of Product and Program Management for the Everyday Robot project. He joined Google through its acquisition of Redwood Robotics in 2013, at which he was COO and VP of Product. Anthony received his B.Sc. and M.Sc. in Computer Science from MIT.
Working with his team at Boston Dynamics, Marc Raibert builds some of the world's most advanced robots, such as BigDog, Atlas, Spot and Handle. These robots are inspired by the remarkable ability of animals to move with agility, dexterity, perception and intelligence. A key ingredient of these robots is their dynamic behavior, which contributes to their lifelike qualities and their effectiveness in the real world. Raibert founded Boston Dynamics as a spinoff from MIT, where he ran the Leg Laboratory, which helped establish the scientific basis for highly dynamic robots. He was a professor of EE&CS at MIT and before that associate professor of CS & Robotics at Carnegie Mellon University. Raibert is a member of the National Academy of Engineering.