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Co-Founder and Chief Innovation Officer - Vecna
Daniel Theobald is the co-founder and Chief Innovation Officer of Vecna, a leader in robotics solutions with a mission of empowering humanity through transformative technologies. Daniel founded Vecna in 1998 and, without taking any outside investment, he grew the company to serve a worldwide customer base. Daniel has been designing robots for decades including the Bear disaster recovery robot, and an end-to-end fleet of logistics robots for manufacturing, warehousing and order-fulfillment.
Daniel graduated at the top of his class from MIT and was honored with the Henry Ford II Scholar Award. He continued his graduate work as an NSF fellow in the Artificial Intelligence (AI) Laboratory at MIT, developing web-based control algorithms for a robotic Mars explorer. His academic record and research earned him an award from the Hertz Foundation.