Nathan Brooks is the CTO at PickNik Robotics. PickNik is accelerating global robotics innovation through open software platforms for mobile manipulation. Nathan has worked with dozens of companies in designing and developing commercial robotics products. Before joining PickNik, Nathan earned his PhD in Robotics at Carnegie Mellon University developing new human-robot teaming techniques to improve operator supervision of large robot teams. Nathan has extensive experience with simulation platforms and field deployment of autonomous systems on land, sea, and air.