Dr. Aaron Edsinger, CTO and Cofounder
An entrepreneur and engineer with over 12 years experience developing advanced humanoids, force controlled manipulators, and dexterous hands, Aaron is a recognized leader in the field of human friendly robotics. Aaron has an engineering degree from Stanford and a Ph.D. from MIT. At MIT Aaron was mentored by Professor Rodney Brooks (cofounder iRobot, Rethink) where Aaron created the well known Domo humanoid and its approach to Robot Manipulation in Human Environments that helped inspire the Rethink Baxter robot. Aaron is a cofounder of Meka Robotics, HStar Technologies, and more recently Redwood Robotics. Aaron’s leadership at Meka has established it as a renowned innovation and research partner for developing everything from mobile manipulators to socially interactive humanoids and agile bipeds.
Dr. Stefan Nusser, CEO
Stefan is a seasoned business executive and innovation leader with over 15 years of experience in managing and commercializing research technologies. Stefan has an established track record of driving early-stage IT projects to successful implementation with proven productivity and revenue impact. Having previously spent more than 10 years in leadership roles in IBM’s Research and Software divisions, he is currently also serving as Executive Director of Solutions at Willow Garage. Stefan received a Ph.D. in Business Informatics from the Vienna University of Business Administration and Economics.
Anthony Jules, COO and VP of Product
Anthony is a proven business leader with over 20 years of experience in high tech multi-disciplinary businesses. Anthony was part of the management team and a Vice President at Sapient Corporation (Nasdaq:SAPE) for over 10 years. He was a major contributor to its growth from fewer than 10 to over 3000 people, and held leadership roles in client management, software development, business operations and people strategy. A rare hybrid of business strategist, artist, and technologist, Anthony has a unique ability to synthesize market needs, technical possibilities, business execution and human-centered design into a coherent and actionable vision. Anthony holds a Bachelor and Masters in Computer Science And Engineering from MIT.
As a founding venture partner, Willow Garage provides technical and business leadership to support the Redwood team. Willow Garage is widely acknowledged as a leading developer of open source robotics software for personal robotics applications. It has a renowned team of experts in robot design, control, perception, and machine learning, with both a strong theoretical background and a demonstrated drive to produce practical systems. Willow helped found, and continue to contribute heavily to, the robot operating system, ROS.
As a founding venture partner, Meka Robotics provides engineering and technology innovation services to support the Redwood team. Meka Robotics is recognized as a leading developer of human friendly robotics systems for research labs worldwide. Its team has deep expertise in compliant robotics, high performance torque controlled actuation, and integrated design of complex mechatronic systems, including the M1 Mobile Manipulator and the A2 Compliant Arm.
As a founding venture partner, SRI International provides technical and business leadership to support the Redwood team. The robotics group at SRI has deep expertise in dexterous manipulators for surgical applications and innovative low cost sensors and actuators. The SRI team has a proven track record in technology commercialization, including critical IP for the Apple Siri and Intuitive Surgical DaVinci systems.