Cat meme connoisseur and autonomous systems guru, Ryan fulfills his duties as Chief Technology Officer while resisting the urge to express all of his thoughts solely via block diagrams.
As CTO, Ryan drives the development of Clearpath’s autonomous control software while providing technical strategy for the company’s product lines and managing external research partnerships. An avid speaker in the robotics community, Ryan has been invited to speak at over a dozen international robotics events. He has also presented on behalf of the Canadian High Commission in London, England, and on behalf of the Campaign to Stop Killer Robots at the United Nations. Co-founder of the Robot Operating System developers’ conference and a Director of the Board for the Open Source Robotics Foundation, it is no wonder why Ryan was recognized on Business Insider’s Top 40 Under 40 List alongside his business partners
CEO, Willow Garage Inc.; Senior Manager, IBM Research; Manager, Lab, Palo Alto Research Center; Research Associate, Interval Research