Artificial intelligence—fueled by human ingenuity
Rethink Robotics' managers are highly skilled professionals with expertise spanning robotics, artificial intelligence, software development and systems engineering. We know what it takes to bring new product categories to market. And manufacturing high-quality, high-volume products is in our DNA.
In other words, we’re not your average robotics company.
Rodney Brooks • Founder, Chairman and CTO
A mathematics undergraduate in his native Australia, Rodney received a Ph.D. in Computer Science from Stanford in 1981. From 1984 to 2010, he was on the MIT faculty, and completed his service as the Panasonic Professor of Robotics. He was also the founding Director of the Institute's Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory, and served in that role until 2007. In 1990, he co-founded iRobot (NASDAQ: IRBT), where he served variously as CTO, Chairman and board member until 2011.
Rodney has been honored by election to the National Academy of Engineering, and has been elected as a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the Association of Computing Machinery, the Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence and the American Association for the Advancement of Science.
Scott Eckert • President and CEO
A seasoned manager with experience in building high-growth businesses, Scott was Co-Founder, President and CEO of Motion Computing, the leading provider of tablet PCs for vertical markets. Prior to Motion Computing, Scott was an executive at Dell, Inc. and widely known as the chief architect and general manager of Dell's worldwide Internet strategy. Scott was also Managing Director for Dell's Home and Small Business Division in the UK and Ireland, one of the company's largest international business units. Scott holds a BA in Quantitative Economics from Stanford University and an MBA from Harvard Business School.
Jason Barton • VP Sales
Jason's experience centers on selling innovative technology solutions to both commercial and consumer markets. He recently served as COO at EnergyHub, a maker of home energy management products. He joined EnergyHub from Segway, where he was Vice President of Global Sales and Marketing. Jason joined Segway from Palm, where he held progressive sales positions, ultimately leading sales for Palm's U.S. enterprise business. Previously Jason led UK sales and marketing for Precor Inc., a manufacturer of premium fitness equipment. Jason earned a BA Honors Degree from the University of Wales.
Elaine Chen • VP Product Development
Elaine is a product development executive who has brought many new hardware and software products to market in startup environments. Prior to joining Rethink Robotics, she served as VP Engineering and Product Development at Zeo, Inc., a startup in the consumer health and wellness space. She has also served as VP Product Management at Zeemote, Inc. and as VP Engineering at SensAble Technologies. Elaine holds a BSME and MSME from MIT.
Jim Daly • VP Manufacturing and Operations
An operations leader with a successful track record launching and ramping innovative new products, Jim was previously VP of Operations at consumer startups Zeemote and Tea Forte, Director of Manufacturing Operations for Handspring (acquired by Palm), and Manufacturing Director of Solectron's Complex Systems Division. Jim earned a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering from Worcester Polytechnic Institute and an MBA from Santa Clara University.
Mitch Rosenberg • VP Marketing and Product Management
Mitch's career has focused on connecting vision to execution in technology firms offering disruptive innovations. His most recent role was VP, Marketing & Product Management for Kiva Systems, where he was an integral part of bringing the company to 6th place in the 2009 Forbes 500 ranking of the fastest growing privately held US companies. An MIT-trained electrical engineer with an MBA from Boston University, Mitch has held senior marketing and operations positions at PictureTel, Kurzweil Computer Products and Automatix.