Robotics and Automation Are Changing the World


The last 5 years have seen incredible progress in the underlying technologies for creating autonomous machines, from hardware to operating systems to AI. This has resulted in an explosion in the number of companies developing robots for every industry. You can now see robots operating in warehouses and construction sites, cleaning floors at airports and shopping malls, helping grow food, provide healthcare or even offer room service at hotels. As the CEO of InOrbit, a startup that is helping robotics companies scale their operations, Florian Pestoni has a handle on the latest developments in robotics. In this talk, he will share some of the technologies that are making this possible, the challenges that the industry still faces and career opportunities for engineers who are interested in entering this rapidly growing field.


Florian brings over 15 years' experience leading products from startups to public companies including Atlassian, Facebook and Microsoft. With hands-on experience in enterprise, SaaS and media, Florian has led teams and scaled products used by hundreds of millions of users. He holds over 20 patents in security, image processing and infrastructure. He is currently the co-founder and CEO of InOrbit, Inc. the leader in RobOps.

Talk Time and Place

February 19, 2019 @ 1:20PM in MH 225