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SystemX Seminar presents Robot Reality Check

Robot Reality Check
Thursday, November 1, 2018 - 4:30pm
Huang 018
Rich Mahoney (CEO & Founder Seismic)
Abstract / Description: 

Rich will provide an overview of the general status of the robotics industry and its impact in various market segments. He will also discuss his experiences in early stage robotics in Silicon Valley and review the landscape of emerging robotics companies. Finally, Rich will discuss his journey with Seismic and share insights on the company strategy and the new category of apparel called Powered Clothing.


Rich Mahoney is the CEO and Founder of Seismic, a spin-off venture from SRI International, where he was the Director of Robotics for more than seven years. During his tenure at SRI, Rich led the transition of SRI Robotics technology into new ventures, including Abundant Robotics, Verb Surgical, Motobot, Redwood Robotics, Grabit, Robot Miner, and Seismic. Rich's team also delivered cutting-edge robotics innovations to DARPA and other government and commercial customers for healthcare, security, and consumer applications.

Rich was the founding President of Silicon Valley Robotics, and has more than 25 years of experience in research, development, and commercialization of robotics technology. He received his B.S. and M.S. from Drexel University in Philadelphia, and a Ph.D. in engineering from the University of Cambridge, England, while attending on a Fulbright Scholarship.