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Eric Krotkov serves as the chief operating
officer at Toyota Research Institute, where he
directs R&D and manages operations for the
company. Before joining Toyota, he founded
Griffin Technologies, a consulting and software firm specializing in robotics and machine
perception. Griffin consulted on robotics for
the U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) and other government
agencies. From 1997 to 1999, he served as a program manager at
DARPA, where he created the Tactical Mobile Robotics (TMR) program, which developed man-packable robots used for defusing roadside bombs in areas of armed conflict including Iraq and Afghanistan.
He also led programs developing automation systems for surface ships
and navigation systems for submarines. From 1988 to 1997, at Carnegie Mellon University he taught and researched computer vision,
machine perception, and mobile robotics, with a focus on planetary
rovers. He earned his Ph.D. in computer and information science from
the University of Pennsylvania and his B.A. from Haverford College.

Marc Raibert is founder and chief executive officer of Boston Dynamics, a company that creates some of the world's most
advanced dynamic robots, such as BigDog,
Atlas, Spot, and Handle.These robots are inspired by the remarkable ability of animals to
move with agility, dexterity, perception, and
intelligence. A key ingredient of these robots
is their dynamic behavior, which contributes
to their life-like qualities and their effectiveness in the real-world.
Before starting Boston Dynamics, he was professor of electrical
engineering and computer science at the Massachusetts Institute
of Technology (MIT) from 1986 to 1995. Prior to that he was
associate professor of computer science and robotics at Carnegie
Mellon University (CMU) from 1980 to 1986. While at CMU
and MIT, he founded the Leg Laboratory, a lab that helped establish the scientific basis for highly dynamic robots. He is a Fellow of
the Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence and
member of the U.S. National Academy of Engineering.

Matthew Fiedler is the Co-founder and
CTO of re:3D® Inc., a Texas- and Puerto
Rico-based, full-service company committed
to affordable, large-scale industrial 3D printing providing custom hardware, engineering,
and printing services.With 400+ customers in
50+ countries, re:3D manufactures Gigabot-
the world's largest industrial 3D printer under
$9K. Gigabot rivals the printing quality of
other industrial printers at 1/10th the cost and boasts a build volume
starting at 30X larger than desktop models. re:3D's customers represent domain experts in aerospace, defense, and academia, including: US
Army Aviation & Missile Research, Development and Engineering;
Naval Air Weapons Center; US Air Force;Air National Guard; NASA
Langley; NASA Johnson Space Center; Wyle Integrated Science &
Engineering; Rolls-Royce Singapore;Autodesk; Honda Performance;
the US Department of State; Harvard; and MIT. It also maintains multiple partnerships with 3D printing materials science experts, including an active collaboration with the University of Texas-Austin.

Ryan Cousins is cofounder and chief executive officer of krtkl inc. Based in Silicon Valley,
krtkl ("critical") makes life easier for companies developing heavily connected and automated products. Through prebuilt hardware
modules, hardware accelerators,"soft" intellectual property, and engineering services, krtkl
serves industries from robotics and unmanned
aircraft to video processing and networking.
The company is known for producing highly reliable systems and
for squeezing every drop of performance out of the most compact,
power-efficient, and affordable designs possible. His primary expertise
is in program management, product development, supply chain/logistics, intellectual property, strategic partnerships, and revenue. He serves
as a volunteer board member for Boost! West Oakland-a no-cost
tutoring and mentoring program for K-5 students-and is a young
entrepreneur mentor with Operation HOPE. Ryan earned a B.S. in
mechanical engineering, with an emphasis in thermodynamics and
fluid mechanics, from the University of California, Los Angeles.

Kevin Noertker, cofounder and chief
executive officer of Ampaire, spent seven
years in aerospace research and development and program management at
Northrop Grumman, running multimillion dollar programs and developing and
fielding advanced aircraft and satellite
technologies. He has a proven track record
for initiating and delivering innovative
technical solutions, building and motivating teams, and optimizing systems. He now runs Ampaire, an aerospace startup based
in Los Angeles that's developing electric airplanes. Ampaire is
nearly two years old and enables Kevin to combine his technical
and management skills with his entrepreneurial vision, love for
the outdoors, and passion for things that fly. He graduated with
honors from the California Institute of Technology in 2009 with
a B.S. in engineering.

Veronica Osinski is founding managing
partner at Trifecta Capital. She previously
apprenticed in venture capital at S-Cubed
Capital under Mark Stevens, former managing partner at Sequoia Capital. While at
S-Cubed, she sourced deals in Secret, Second Spectrum, and Embark. She attended
board meetings for Elemental Technologies,
Zapproved, Deal Décor, and Second Spectrum. Previous to venture capital, she launched a dairy farm while
living in rural South Africa. She graduated summa cum laude with
a degree in finance from the University of Southern California
at the age of 20. While in college, she conducted research on the
financial crash, executive compensation, and conflict of interest,
and published her honors thesis on the impact of microfinance
on inequality. During college she started businesses including a
second-hand marketplace for women's clothing and a photo editing/filtering business.



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