profile-wideI am a parallel entrepreneur, father, husband, urban farmer and automator of things.

As a Robotics Engineer at Anki, a co-founder of Robot Garden, and hardware start-up adviser and embedded systems consultant, I work passionately building clever consumer devices and helping others do so too, adding intelligence to objects and the environment through 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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