CTO | Genesis Robotics
James is the Chief Technology Officer for Genesis Robotics. He has over 30 patents to his name, and his inventions cover a diverse range from healthcare to suspension design, and from human kinetics to robotics. Klassen’s industry-disrupting products include the first snowboard to prove that a flat base with no fins was the most effective design to win races, and the Virtual Pivot Point (VPP) mountain bike suspension which won two world championships in its first year on the market. Klassen and his team of 35 technicians, engineers, and machinists have now developed the LiveDrive actuator, which acts like a human joint, delivers a dramatic increase in robotic performance and safety with a substantial reduction in cost.