Founded and leading the Smart Behaviors Group, a multidisciplinary team of designers and engineers that developed PFF’s human-robot interaction design methodology, a unique method for design of robotic behaviors. The team focuses on research, data analysis, design, and development of robotic behaviors and interactions with humans. Currently focusing on PFF’s first product, the following robot gita®. This works is part of PFF’s core IP and sets the values for current and future pipeline products.
Joined PFF in 2015 when the company was founded, and am part of the original design team that invented gita®. Contributed to the product development of gita® from initial concept sketches, through multiple iterations of prototypes, to design for manufacturing. Before starting the Smart Behaviors Group, I had a lead role in designing the exterior features of gita® by integrating cameras, sensors, UI, and other touchpoints, a role which interfaced between design, mechanical, electrical, and software engineering.