Airi Kikuyama

Senior Administrator

Mother of Ich-chan, bringer of fruit, runner of the office, first of her name. Airi was previously a newscaster at NHK Japan Broadcasting Corporation. She has a Bachelor of Arts degree from Sophia university.

Alankrita Pathak

Cloud Software Engineer

The coder that broke our evaluation scale, Alankrita is our new gold standard for data structures and algorithms expertise. She was previously a software developer at Adobe Systems and housing.com. She holds a Bachelor of Technology degree from the Indian Institute of Information Technology, Allahabad.

Arudchelvan Krishnamoorthy

Co-founder and COO

Simultaneously COO, CFO, and business developer, Arul was the one man show who brought the company from its inception all the way through to Series-A. Prior to this, he was an Equity Derivatives Strategist at Nomura Holdings, and later co-founder and CIO of Fund of Tokyo. He obtained a Master's degree in Mathematics of Finance at Columbia University, and a bachelor's degree in Control and Systems Engineering from the Tokyo Institute of Technology.

Bharat Khatri

Cloud Software Engineer

Full-stack engineering for him means machine learning, cryptocurrencies, and the Marvel universe. Bharat was previously a software engineer and researcher at media.net. He holds a Bachelor of Technology degree from the Indian Institute of Technology, Guwahati.

Christof Dubs

Control Systems Engineer

Whether it's soccer balls or quadrotors, Christof keeps things under control. He previously worked on Cubli and completed both a bachelor's and master's degree in Mechanical engineering from ETH Zurich.

Connor Smith

Robotics System Engineer

Firm believer in Clarke's third law, Connor is a man of many talents and interests. He has a Bachelor of Applied Science in Mechatronics Engineering from the University of Waterloo.

Daiki Maekawa

Robot Navigation Engineer

His keystrokes have been compared to thunderbolts and hammer blows, Daiki led his team to victory at the 2014 RoboCup world championships. He holds a Bachelor of Robotics degree from the Chiba Institute of Technology.

Dhananjay Sathe

Cloud Software Engineer

His mission: to liberate the robots of the world with a better cloud. Dhananjay was previously a Senior Operations Engineer at Directi and before that was a contributor of the original Rapyuta, the RoboEarth Cloud Engine, as well as samba.org. He obtained a bachelor's degree in Electronics and Instrumentation engineering from the Birla Institute of Technology and Science.

Dominique Hunziker

Co-founder and CTO

Dominique once received a pull request from an alien species, but rejected it because it wasn't PEP08 compliant. He was the main contributor of the original Rapyuta, the RoboEarth Cloud Engine. He obtained both a bachelor's and master's degree in Mechanical engineering from ETH Zurich.

Gajan Mohanarajah

Co-founder and CEO

The man with a big appetite. Gajan led the original Rapyuta, the RoboEarth Cloud Engine, and the Cubli projects. He obtained both a bachelor's degree and master's degree in Control and Systems Engineering from the Tokyo Institute of Technology, and later obtained a doctorate degree from ETH Zurich.

Hiromi Nemoto

Mechatronics Engineer

From prototypes to production, Hiromi is our Croc-wearing electronics wizard. He was previously at Sony, where he led the development of several consumer product lines. He obtained both a bachelor's and master's degree from Keio University, and was a visiting researcher at EPFL.

Javier V. Gomez

Robot Navigation Engineer

The man with a plan and a contributor to the Open Motion Planning Library (OMPL). Javier obtained a bachelor's degree from Polytechnical University of Madrid, then both a master's and doctorate degree from Carlos III University of Madrid.

Josh Kumar

Front End Engineer

Less than 48 hours after his interview, he was hired. Josh previously worked as a software developer at JPMorgan Chase & Co. He completed his bachelor's degree in Electronics and Instrumentation engineering from the Birla Institute of Technology and Science.

Kai Matsuda

Chief Financial Officer

"Return of the Kai" When those leather slippers go on, that's when the action begins. He previously worked at freee, helping to raise USD 40 M in series-C, Goldman sachs, TIAA-CREF, and JPMorgan Chase & Co. He obtained a bachelor's degree in law from Keio University and an MBA from Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University.

Mahdi Asadpour

Senior Software Engineer

The pensive programmer. Mahdi was a research developer of Swarmix and the Distributed Flight Array. He obtained a bachelor's degree from Sharif University of Technology, then both a master's and doctorate degree from ETH Zurich.

Mana Yamawaki

Director of Business Development

Passionate business developer, part-time karaoke superstar, World Master’s Championship swimmer. Mana previously worked at the Innovation Network Corporation of Japan and before that worked at Deloitte Tohmatsu Consulting. She completed a bachelor of arts at the International Christian University, then later obtained a master's of science at the London School of Economics and Political Science.

Masanori Hane

Director

A professional icebreaker, currently on loan to the Russian government to help out in the Arctic.

Maximilian Schulz

Robotics System Engineer

With a deadline in sight, he works as if he were possessed. Fortunately for Max, there is no shortage of deadlines here. He previously trained quadrotors in high-G maneuvers, which earned him a bachelor's and master's degree in Mechanical engineering from ETH Zurich.

Oskar Weigl

Robotics System Engineer

If you’ve been to the moon, Oskar’s been there twice, and he always has a suggestion on how to make things better. He was previously a research developer at Frazer-Nash and is the lead developer of ODrive. He obtained a master's degree in Electronics and Electrical Engineering from the Imperial College London.

Praveen Ramanujam

Robotics System Engineer

"As long as I get to work on mobile robots, I don't care where I work or how much you pay me." Deal. Praveen previously held positions at Mujin, the German Aerospace Centre (DLR), and Robert Bosch. He has a master's degree in computer science from Bonn Rhein-Sieg University of Applied Sciences and a bachelor's degree in engineering from Tamilnadu College of Engineering.

Raymond Oung

Director of Engineering

As our director of engineering, Ray is always juggling numerous responsibilities, so to relax he likes to run marathons. Ray previously worked on the Distributed Flight Array. He obtained a bachelor's degree from the University of Toronto, and both a master's and doctorate degree from ETH Zurich.

Ryutaro Urushiyama

Mechatronics Engineer

With the fashion sense of Tony Stark and design skills to match, Ryutaro is taking our mechanical designs to the next level. He was secretly hired by high-profile organizations to develop humanoids, exoskeletons, robotic pet sitters, to name only a few projects. He earned a bachelor's degree in engineering from Yamagata University.

Tetsuro Nishi

Internal Auditor

Cat-herder in chief, Tetsuro makes sure we keep questionable activities to a minimum. He spent much of his career at Mitsubishi Group Corporation and was educated at Hitotsubashi University.

Vivek Bagade

Cloud Software Engineer

V is for Vivek. He previously held positions at media.net and Directi as senior research engineer. He obtained a bachelor's degree from the National Institute of Technology of Waranagal.

Wen Zheng Li

Robotics Software Engineer

He use to sleep in a van, and he came to Japan with nothing but an ergonomic keyboard and a pocketful of dreams. Previously at Nest Labs, he obtained a Bachelor of Applied Science from the University of Waterloo.

Yu Okamoto

Control Systems Engineer

Domestic animals and children make him anxious, but he finds no greater pleasure than making robots jump through hoops. Yu previously worked at Yasukawa Electric Corporation and obtained both a bachelor's and master's degree (skipping a year!) from the Tokyo Institute of Technology.

Yusuke Matsumoto

External Director