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Rahul Chipalkatty

Rahul Chipalkatty

Founder & CEO

Southie Autonomy

Dr. Rahul Chipalkatty has spent the past 10 years studying how humans and robots can work together. He has over fifteen years of experience in robotics and over five years of experience managing engineering teams to deliver on complex robotic systems spanning R&D as well as automation. Prior to leading the SAW team, he worked in autonomy and robotics for Department of Defense (DoD) applications at Draper Lab in Cambridge, MA. Rahul believes that the value-proposition of using autonomy in robotics is to empower the people that use robots, not replace them. Dr. Chipalkatty has a Ph.D. in Robotics from Georgia Tech, an M.S in M.E. from University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, and a B.S in M.E. from Carnegie Mellon.