OUR TEAM

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.  

BARBARA FINER
COO & Co-Founder

Barb has attracted funding and market traction for many startups, and co- founded six companies before TechSandBox (Founder, CEO, Chair). Her background includes leadership roles in product and channel marketing for robot, control, and vision systems used in industrial automation.  Reach out:  barbara@southie.ai

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Peter Vicars
Business Advisor

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

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NICHOLAS ROY, PhD
Technical ADVISOR

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

 

STEFANIE TELLEX, PhD
Technical ADVISOR

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