Andrew Stout is a Roboticist and Software Engineer at The AI Institute. He previously led the adoption of behavior trees for autonomous behavior management at Diligent Robotics and has extensive experience integrating foundational robotic capabilities into coherent, autonomous, interactive, human-centered applications for new robot products. A veteran of several early-to-mid-stage robot startups, Andrew has shipped production software to hundreds of thousands of deployed robots in consumer, healthcare, and education markets. He has also won and PIed research grants, and built and led a multidisciplinary engineering team. Andrew has a B.A. from Swarthmore College and an M.S. from the University of Massachusetts (Amherst), both in Computer Science.