Responsive Machines for Flexible Factories

January 29, 2020 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm America/New York Timezone
Veo Robotics HQ
411 Waverley Oaks Rd #107
MA 02452

Robotics and Automation Society

Learn how Veo Robotics is making industrial robots responsive to humans with talks, live demos, and networking with the team.

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Presentation by Patrick Sobalvarro, CEO and Co-founder: Introduction to Veo – 6:00 – 6:15pm

Presentation by Clara Vu, VP of Engineering and Co-founder: Veo’s Technology – 6:15 – 6:45pm

Q&A – 6:45PM-7:00pm

FreeMove Demo – 7:00PM – 7:10PM

Additional Q&A – 7:10PM – 7:25PM

Social – 7:25PM – 8:00PM (with 8:30 as soft ending)

Join IEEE RAS Boston chapter at Veo Robotics’ facility in Waltham, MA on January 29 (6-8pm) for presentations and live demos of Veo’s latest technology. Patrick Sobalvarro (CEO/Co-founder) will present on the significance of human-machine interaction to manufacturing followed by a deep dive by Clara Vu (VP, Engineering/Co-founder) on the technical challenges that human-machine interaction raises. These challenges bring together a range of engineering capabilities including embedded and computer vision, electrical engineering, web development, automation, and testing.

The event will conclude with an opportunity to talk with other members of Veo’s team. The event is free to attend and will include light refreshments.

Veo Robotics is a pioneer in industrial automation, building technology that allows for efficient and safe human-machine interaction. Their mission is to enable industrial robots to work safely and efficiently alongside people to make manufacturing processes more flexible, unlocking new methods of production.


Patrick Sobalvarro, Co-founder and CEO

Patrick Sobalvarro is the co-founder and CEO of Veo Robotics, a company that brings advanced computer vision and 3D sensing to industrial robots, transforming factories by making machines responsive to humans.

Patrick has more than twenty-five years of experience in computer vision, robotics, and industrial automation. Prior to founding Veo Robotics, Patrick was the first Entrepreneur in Residence at Siemens Venture Capital, focusing on the creation of the vision behind Veo. He also served as the VP of New Growth Platforms for Avery Dennison, building a new business line in RFID-based IoT products, was President of Rethink Robotics, creators of collaborative manufacturing robots, and founded and led the computer vision startup IntelliVid to its acquisition by Tyco International.
Originally trained as a computer scientist, Patrick holds a Ph.D., M.S., and B.S. in Computer Science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Clara Vu, Co-founder and VP of Engineering

Clara Vu is the co-founder and VP of Engineering at Veo Robotics, a company that brings advanced computer vision, 3D sensing, and AI to industrial robots, allowing them to work side-by-side with humans in manufacturing processes. Clara leads the engineering team and supports Veo Robotics’ product creation process and strategy.

With over two decades of experience in robotics, Clara has developed multiple products from inception to market. Clara started her career at iRobot programming robots for oil well exploration. She then moved on to interactive toys and the Roomba. Prior to Veo, Clara was co-founder and director of software development for Harvest Automation, the makers of mobile robots for agricultural automation. Before that, Clara was a product management consultant at Rethink Robotics, where she first met Veo co-founder Patrick Sobalvarro.

Clara holds a B.S. in Mathematics from Yale University.

Meeting Location: Veo Robotics HQ, 411 Waverley Oaks Rd #107, Waltham, MA 02452

Parking: Veo Robotics is located at 411 Waverley Oaks Road, Ste 107, Waltham, MA 02452. Our main entrance faces Waverley Oaks Road and is a few doors down from Mighty Squirrel. Free parking is available throughout the lot.

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