Dave Coleman is Founder and CEO of PickNik Robotics, chairman of Space ROS, and an industry thought leader in unstructured robotics. PickNik has been successfully delivering robotic manipulation innovations on and off earth over the past 8 years to over 90 customers, based on its MoveIt line of products.
Before founding PickNik, Coleman worked at Google Robotics, Open Robotics, and Willow Garage. He is an international advocate of robotic interoperability and a published expert in autonomous motion control. His insights into robot-agnostic platforms for different morphologies and different end-user technical requirements give him a well-rounded understanding of the needs of powerful robotic software.