Anyware Robotics was founded by four robotics industry veterans, including three robotics PhDs who studied at UC Berkeley. Collectively the team has 25 robotics patents, five best paper or finalist awards by IEEE and more than 100 papers in top proceedings.
The team noticed that too many workers are getting injured as they face the daily challenges of unloading trucks and containers. They designed the Anyware Robotics AI-powered mobile robot, Pixmo, to help warehouses address all these issues. Pixmo is based on years of intensive robotics research by the founders as well as the personal experience of the company’s CTO unloading containers for his parent’s business.
Founded in January 2023, Anyware Robotics is based in the San Francisco Bay Area. It has been actively conducting pilots of its robotic solution.
Thomas provides the overall vision and strategy for Anyware Robotics as well as building the team and establishing partnerships. Prior to this role, he was the founding member of FANUC Silicon Valley research center, where he grew the R&D team and led FANUC’s AI palletization product from origin to commercialization. Before joining FANUC, Thomas completed his PhD at UC Berkeley. His research there centered around robotic manipulation, 3D perception, force control, and human-robot interaction. Thomas holds 14 patents in the field of robotics and his papers on robotics have won “best paper” and finalist awards. He also authored a book on human robot collaboration.
Bruce leads the robotics engineering teams for the company. He is responsible for all the strategy and execution of AI and machine learning techniques applied in the Anyware Robotics solution. In his previous role as a senior scientist at FANUC, he led design and development of AI picking capabilities. Bruce earned a PhD at UC Berkeley and his research there combined AI, optimization, and control theory with grasping, manipulation, and human-robot interaction. He holds 9 patents in the robotics area and his publications on robotics have won “best paper” and finalist awards.
Sam leads the design and sourcing of the next-generation mobile manipulator platforms. Prior to joining Anyware Robotics, Sam completed his PhD at UC Berkeley in Mechanical Engineering where his research centered around mapping, localization, and detection for autonomous driving. At UC Berkeley, he led the development and implementation of the Berkeley autonomous driving platform. Before that, he worked as a quality engineer at Porsche and for a short stint at BMW. Sam currently serves as the associate editor of IEEE Robotics and Automation Letters.
Torsten leads product management and marketing for Anyware Robotics. He is responsible for the go-to-market strategy and ensuring the solution closely maps to the needs of the company’s various customers. Prior to this role, he led the product team and go-to-market strategy for the intralogistics product line at GreyOrange, launching two proprietary autonomous mobile robots. He also served as Chief of Staff to the CEO, launching organization-wide strategic projects, managing executive staff, and serving as the CEO’s trusted confidant. Before this, he worked for Exide Technologies and BSN Medical in project portfolio management and corporate strategy, ensuring the organization’s execution aligned with executive strategy. Torsten has an MBA from Kenan-Flagler School of Business and a BS in Biomedical Engineering from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Want to join our vibrant team and help design cutting-edge robots? We are always looking for smart and talented people to join our growing team. Anyware Robotics offers competitive salaries, medical insurance, paid time off and more.