DALLAS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--ROBO Global, creator of the first benchmark index to track the global robotics, automation and artificial intelligence market, continues to hand-pick world-renowned robotics and automations experts for its team. Famed researcher and robotics pioneer Ken Goldberg, Ph.D., the William S. Floyd Distinguished Chair of Engineering at UC Berkeley, is the most recent addition to the Strategic Advisory Board.
Goldberg is the fifth Ph.D. to join the Board. In his new role, he will use his 30-plus years of experience to advise the team on the expansive opportunities posed by the robotics, automation and artificial intelligence (RAAI) market.
In addition to being a professor and the Department Chair of Industrial Engineering and Operations Research at the University of California (UC), Berkeley, Goldberg is also Director of the CITRIS “People and Robots” Initiative and the UC Berkeley AUTOLAB. In that capacity, he leads research in geometric algorithms and machine learning for robotics and in applications from surgery to manufacturing.
“Ken is truly one of the brightest minds in robotics and automation,” said Travis Briggs, CEO of ROBO Global. “His insight and expertise is sought after all over the world. We’re honored to have him on our team helping ROBO bring innovative solutions to investors in the US, Europe and Asia. ”
Goldberg has over 250 peer-reviewed publications and eight U.S. Patents. He co-founded and served as Editor-in-Chief of the IEEE Transactions on Automation Science and Engineering. Goldberg was granted the NSF PECASE (Presidential Faculty Fellowship) award from President Bill Clinton, one of the highest honors given by the U.S. government for scientists and engineers, was elected IEEE Fellow, and selected by the IEEE Robotics and Automation Society for the George Saridis Leadership Award. Goldberg holds dual Bachelor of Science degrees from the University of Pennsylvania in Electrical Engineering and Economics and a Ph.D. degree in Computer Science from Carnegie Mellon University.
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ROBO Global is the creator of the first benchmark index to track the global robotics and automation industry. By offering access to the entire value chain of robotics, automation and artificial intelligence, The ROBO Global Robotics and Automation Index captures the growth potential of the global robotics revolution and brings these solutions to investors.
The index is comprised of more than 80 rapidly developing companies spanning more than 14 countries that are categorized into 12 subsectors. With the expertise of ROBO Global's leadership team and strategic advisors, which includes five Ph.Ds., ROBO Global searches worldwide to find cutting-edge companies across a multitude of industries from healthcare to industrials to consumer products.
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