ABOUT THE HOST
Tom is the Founder and CTO of IAM Robotics and has over 15 years of experience in autonomous robotics. Previously, Tom worked with Carnegie Mellon University, Harris Corporation, the Air Force Research Laboratory, Boeing and other organizations. During his career, Tom developed autonomous systems for air, land and sea. He built robots to compete in major competitions including the Intelligent Ground Vehicle Competition and the DARPA Grand Challenge. Several of Tom’s robots have won in the areas of navigation, autonomy and design. Tom also co-founded OpenJAUS, a technology company that develops software for the Joint Architecture for Unmanned Systems (JAUS). OpenJAUS is the market leader in providing JAUS solutions to the defense industry. Tom holds a PhD in Robotics from the University of Florida and a BS in Aerospace Engineering from Embry Riddle Aeronautical University, with minors in Computer Science and Mathematics.
PASS THE MIC
Crazy Hard Robots sources worldwide technology news, exploring the robotics industry, its leaders, and top trends. Journey through the robotics ecosystem—from beginner topics to advanced insights—as we talk shop with industry experts.
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We explore problems that are more complex than they seem, and why.
Robotics is an ongoing process of research, trial, and error.
We discuss top issues and open problems in robotics and AI.
The robots are stealing our jobs! Robots are too expensive!
We tackle myths and address what robots really can and can’t do.
Venture capitalists have their eyes on the robotics industry.
We talk to investors about what inspired their interest in robotics, and what makes it a good investment.