Dr. Marco da Silva is a Senior Director of R&D at Boston Dynamics. He is currently focused on making Spot useful as a tool for autonomous inspection of industrial facilities, remote inspection in dangerous settings, and other applications. Prior to Spot, he was Platform Director for Atlas, a program to develop the world’s most advanced biped robot. da Silva joined Boston Dynamics in 2010 after graduating with a PhD from MIT. Prior to that, he worked at Pixar Animation Studios from 2001 to 2005.