We just backed the Kickstarter www.cyphyworks.com/LVL1 – CyPhy LVL 1 Drone, it’s a hackable drone at consumer price point: open source autopilot, payload ports, and open interface. Helen Greiner is the CEO of CyPhy Works.
Helen Greiner commands a presence in the field of robotics. Co-founding iRobot (NASDAQ:IRBT) in 1990, Ms. Greiner served as President until 2004 and Chairman until 2008. During her tenure, Ms. Greiner guided iRobot into its position as a global leader with the release of the Roomba™, the PackBot™and SUGV military robots. She built a culture of practical innovation and delivery that led to the deployment of 6,000 PackBots with our troops. In addition, Ms. Greiner headed up iRobot’s financing projects, raising $35M in venture capital for a $75M initial public offering. Greiner holds a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering and a master’s degree in computer science, both from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
- One of America’s Best Leaders, named by the Kennedy School at Harvard in conjunction with the U.S. News and World Report
- “Innovator for the Next Century” by Review Magazine
- Global Leader of Tomorrow and Young Global Leader by the World Economic forum
- Received prestigious Pioneer Award from the Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International (AUVSI)
- DEMO God Award and DEMO Lifetime Achievement Award
- New England Entrepreneur of the Year by Ernst and Young
- Inducted into the Women in Technology International (WITI) Hall of Fame
- A Trustee of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Boston Museum of Science (MOS)
- On the Board of Visitors of the Army War College (AWC) and Army Science Board (ASB)
- Served as the elected President and Board Member of the Robotics Technology Consortium (RTC)
- A Trustee of the National Defense Industrial Association (NDIA)