Daniel Casner

I am a parallel entrepreneur building intelligent consumer hardware and helping others do so to as a co-founder of Robot Garden, Robotics Engineer at Anki, hardware start-up adviser and embedded systems consultant.

My passion is adding intelligence to objects and the environment whether that be robotics, smart buildings or any other cyber-physical system. I have worked at startup companies, national labs, academic and industrial institutions and on autonomous underwater vehicles at the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute and intelligent decision making for automation at the Department of Energy Joint Genome Institute.

In 2007, I received my Master’s of Science in Computer and Systems Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute where I did research on adaptive topology control of distrubted mobile sensor networks.

I received my Bachelor’s degree in Physics from Lawrence University where I worked on AI problem solving using AIBO robots and sensory graph planning.

In 2005 I spent a semester studying at Kanda University in Makurari Japan.

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