Passionate About Robotics, Entrepreneurship, and Impact
Every technology startup will claim the best team, the best tech, and the best approach. All we know is that our team consists of pioneers and leaders who launched, built, and operated some of the most complex multibillion-dollar autonomy product lines, led innovation operations for Lockheed Martin, designed and built dozens of market ready autonomy solutions for the most demanding industrial clients like John Deere and Caterpillar, oversee and manage 150+ engineers on any given day through multiple projects. Paired with former McKinsey & Company and KPMG consultants, and tech incubator leaders – our team has seen and done it all.
Dr. Robert J. Szczerba
Cofounder and Chief Executive Officer
Former Corporate Director and Senior Fellow Emeritus, Lockheed Martin Corporation with more than 100 publications and 30 patents / patents pending in multiple emerging technology domains and a recognized and sought out thought leader on technology innovation. Ph.D. in Computer Science and Engineering from Notre Dame University.
Dr. Herman Herman
Cofounder and Chief Technology Officer
Executive Director of the National Robotic Engineering Center, the applied robotics R&D Center of the Carnegie Mellon University's world renown Robotics Institute, leading some of the largest and most complex robotics development projects for industry and public sector. Ph.D. in Robotics from Carnegie Mellon University.
Jean-Francois (Jeff) Legault
Cofounder and Executive Vice President, Business Development
Associate Director of the National Robotics Engineering Center, a semi-autonomous unit within Carnegie Mellon University’s Robotics Institute, vetting and partnering with Fortune 500 industrials to develop programs - from concept to deployment - for ground-breaking automation ready for commercialization.
Chief Operating Officer
Former acting Corporate Director and Global advisor for technology at Lockheed Martin Corporation leading global teams, laboratories, universities, corporate and public sector partners in the creation of new products and businesses. Previous Innovation District CEO investing and scaling a global portfolio of startups.
Vice President Finance & Investment
Former Finance and Investment executive for Erie Downtown Development Corporation, raising over $100M for revitalizing the nations poorest zip code, nationally recognized and sought-after leader in development finance and impact investment. Previously an attorney in KPMG's M&A Tax group in New York and Philadelphia.