Team

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Aaron Edsinger, CEO and Founder

Aaron has spent the last 20 years building robots and building robot companies. He has founded four companies focused on bringing human collaborative robots to the consumer, manufacturing, healthcare, and research markets.

Two of these companies, Meka Robotics and Redwood Robotics, were acquired by Google in 2013. At Google Aaron was a Director of Robotics where he worked closely with SVP and C-level executives to define the overall robotics strategy and launch one of their keystone efforts in robotics.

Aaron is an innovative thinker with a broad understanding of the entire robot product design stack, including: user experience, human-robot interaction, industrial design, mechanical design, design for manufacture, SW architecture, real time control, and design of force-controlled arms and humanoids.

Aaron holds a M.S. and PhD from MIT CSAIL and a B.S from Stanford. When he’s not working at Hello Robot you can most likely find him spending time with family or listening to music in New Orleans.

Charles Kemp, CTO and Founder

Charlie is a world expert on robots for intelligent physical assistance and is passionate about enabling robots to help people. He has over a decade of experience directing applied robotics research at Georgia Tech. He is also an award winning teacher.

He has received a 3M Non-tenured Faculty Award, the Georgia Tech Research Corporation Robotics Award, a Google Faculty Research Award, and an NSF CAREER award. He was a Hesburgh Award Teaching Fellow in 2017 and received the Class of 1940 Course Survey Teaching Effectiveness Award. He has over 80 peer-reviewed publications. His research has been covered extensively by the popular media, including the New York Times, Technology Review, ABC, and CNN.

Charlie holds a BS, MEng. and PhD from MIT. When he’s not working at Hello Robot, you can find him advising Robotics PhD students and enjoying his family.