SEATTLE, Washington-October 12, 2015. BluHaptics, a robotics software company, today announced that Dr. Steve White has joined the company as VP of Engineering. As the founder and former CEO of Technical Arts Corp., CTO of Msnbc.com, and Partner Software Architect at Microsoft, he is uniquely positioned to offer world-class engineering leadership expertise as BluHaptics continues to build out its engineering team and technology. At Microsoft, White led the team that developed the Da Vinci imaging engine used in the imaging platform for the Microsoft Office and Windows teams.
“Steve has a proven track record as a leader in the sensing, robotics and machine learning technology space,” said Fredrik Ryden, BluHaptics Founder and CTO. “We expect that his management experience and commitment to innovation will provide tremendous value to BluHaptics. We look forward to his contributions.”
“BluHaptics is undoubtedly a unique player with a strong value proposition in the robotics space. I look forward to working with BluHaptics’ engineers and senior management team to expand the team and support the company’s ongoing growth,” said White. Prior to joining BluHaptics, White co-founded White Marsh Forests, a machine learning company that brings advanced statistical machine learning tools to non-technical users.
Steve White holds B.S. in Electrical Engineering from University of Washington and Ph.D. in Computer Science and Electrical Engineering from MIT.
BluHaptics is building the world’s first commercial software dedicated to robotic intervention and manipulation. Based in Seattle, WA, the company is a spin-out of the esteemed University of Washington Applied Physics Laboratory (APL) and Electrical Engineering Department. We have assembled a team of experts from computer vision and machine learning, interactive UI, control systems, offshore engineering, and enterprise applications to build a technology platform that will transform the safety and efficiency of tele-operated (and eventual autonomous) robots and platforms.
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