Mike Oitzman, publisher and editor for Mobile Robot Guide, reports on new updates with Vecna Robotics including the appointment of Daniela Rus to its board of directors. Rus is currently the director of the Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL) at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). She also serves on the board of MassRobotics alongside Vecna Robotics’ CEO, Daniel Theobald.
Vecna Robotics has invested more into its AI strategy, software products and future during the last year. The company recently appointed Denis Lussault to oversee its autonomy division. The company has also steadily improved the capabilities of its AI orchestration engine Pivotal™, which integrates with existing warehouse management systems to maximize human and robot collaboration and increase productivity.
The addition of Rus to the board of directors is a signal that Vecna Robotics desires to become an AI leader and innovator in the autonomous mobile robot market. From her various roles in both industry and academia, Rus is able to track the evolution of AI as a technology. Her influence on the future of Vecna Robotics will directly impact the pace of their innovation.
“We share Daniela’s vision that machines provide invaluable support to human workers. Her distinguished background in robotics and AI will be instrumental to our leadership team as we continue to deliver on our software vision and scale to meet the massive opportunity to serve our customers.” – Daniel Theobald, CEO and founder of Vecna Robotics