iRobot and CyPhy Co-founder Talks Robotics, Drones And Founding Companies
When it comes to the complex world of robotics, Helen Greiner is an expert. She was one of the co-founders of iRobot, the robotics company responsible for the wonderful vacuuming Roomba robot, and she founded and currently helms CyPhy Works, which develops UAVs for search and rescue missions and bridge inspections.
We’re stoked to announce that Greiner will be joining us live on stage at Disrupt SF 2015.Greiner holds a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering and a master’s in computer science, both from MIT. She co-founded iRobot in 1990, serving as the company’s President until 2004 and Chairman until 2008. Her greatest accomplishment at iRobot was leading the company’s entry into the military marketplace, delivering over 6,000 PackBot robots to American troops.She founded her current company, CyPhy Works, in November 2008. CyPhy Works builds small, multi-rotor drones for the consumer and military markets. These tethered drones deliver high-quality video, reliable controls, secure communications, and unlimited flight time, all delivered through a high-powered, high-quality microfilament tethering system that’s about as thin as fishing line.