speaker
Colin Angle
Co-Founder & CEO, iRobot


Colin Angle guides the strategic direction of the company. Angle is a true pioneer in the field of mobile robots, designing the behavior-controlled rovers for NASA that led to the Sojourner exploring Mars in 1997. But more importantly Angle has pioneered business models and relationships responsible for the introduction of multiple commercially viable robotic products in commercial and consumer markets. Angle's vision and commitment were recently recognized when he was named one of the Ernst and Young New England Entrepreneurs of the Year for 2003 (with iRobot co-founder Helen Greiner). This prestigious award lauds his vision, skills, accomplishments and determination in fostering the growth of a brainchild into a successful business. Angle holds a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering and an master's degree in computer science, both from MIT.