Our team consists of deep engineering experts in full stack robotics as well as seasoned business leaders who have successfully taken multiple products to market. Together at Southie, our goal is to completely transform how robots are deployed and used—even for folks with zero computer skills. 

Leadership team:

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RAHUL CHIPALKATTY, PhD
FOUNDER & CEO

Rahul has spent the past decade studying how humans and robots work together. Prior to SAW, he worked in autonomy and robotics for Dept of Defense R&D applications at Draper, including an ambitious three year Draper–MIT–Harvard research initiative to mature autonomous mobile manipulation technology. 

JAY M. WONG
CO-FOUNDER

Previously, Jay worked with Rahul
at Draper. His expertise lies in building full stack robotics solutions to enable systems to act intelligently in the unstructured and unpredictable world in which we as humans live. Notably, a robotics system he developed at Draper was named a finalist for the KUKA Innovation Award.  

 

ADVISORS:

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Peter Vicars

Former CEO of VGo (healthcare and education telepresence robots); several exits as CEO; MITEF Mentor Smart mentor. 

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Norman Meisner

Former VP of Business Development and Sales of nine startups leading to several exits; Launchpad member

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NICHOLAS ROY, PhD

Professor, MIT; Director of the Robust Robotics Group, former lead of Google X's Project Wing

 

STEFANIE TELLEX, PhD

Assistant Professor, Brown University; Director of Humans to Robots Lab