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We come from a manufacturing background and share our customers’ values. We don’t wear suits. We don’t talk fast. We don’t waste money on fancy frills. We get our hands dirty and build robots.
Jason Walker is the CEO and co-founder of Waypoint Robotics. Prior to founding Waypoint Robotics, Walker was the Vice President of Operations at Stanley Innovation, as well as cofounder and Director of Operations at CyPhy Works, a leading persistent drone company.
While at CyPhy Works, Walker served as the Lead Roboticist and Principal Investigator for contracts with agencies such as DARPA, NIST, and the National Science Foundation. Prior to cofounding CyPhy Works, he was the lead quality and testing manager for the Roomba vacuuming robot at iRobot, during which time the reliability of the robot was increased three-fold over its predecessor.
Walker holds a BS in electrical engineering with a specialization in robotics and control systems from Kansas State University. With over 15 years of experience in the robotics industry, Walker’s accolades include awards for multiple academic robotics competitions, as well as multiple patents for various robot-related technologies.
In his spare time, Walker can be found mountain biking, wakeboarding, snowboarding, indoor skydiving (and outdoor skydiving if it’s convenient), go-kart racing, and basically anything else that involves speed, and a normal person finds terrifying.
Success in robotics is a matter of tenacity as much as it is talent; it takes years to make a real robot that works in the real world. Our objective is to help our customers and partners reach greater heights, and get there faster.
Patrick has an extensive background as a multi-disciplined principal working with highly complex electro-mechanical systems. Patrick has a BS/MS from WPI in Mechanical Engineering with a concentration in dynamics and control theory, completing both programs simultaneously in 4 years. He began his career at iRobot Corporation developing next generation consumer robotics systems.
In 2009, Patrick joined Segway as a Vehicle Dynamics engineer in the Advanced Development group and worked as part of the PUMA project team responsible for delivering the embedded propulsion system for the GM/SAIC EN-V. His more recent work included redesigning the new Robotic Mobility Platform (RMP) embedded software architecture, which provides a highly flexible and expandable distributed processing framework for robotic systems and mobility solutions for industry, defense and research applications.
At Waypoint Robotics, Patrick’s extensive experience, patent portfolio and academic achievements are leveraged to provide expertise in:
Robotics will change the world; my goal is to be part of the revolution.
Cory has over 10 years of experience managing business operations for privately held companies Cory supports Waypoint’s engineering team and is responsible for managing Waypoint’s business, legal and financial infrastructure.
Cory earned his bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Furman University and his J.D. from Suffolk University Law School and is currently working to complete his M.B.A. from Babson College – F.W Olin Graduate School of Business.
We’re attracting some of the brightest minds in the industry to solve complex integration issues and develop world-class solutions to real world problems.
Patty has over 20 years of marketing experience in the world of manufacturing, leading successful marketing and sales campaigns for several major organizations. In her work, she has helped small to medium-sized manufacturers focus their marketing on effective digital and in-person efforts that attract leads, nurture qualified prospects, and provide sales with more opportunities to close business.
Before coming to Waypoint, Patty served as the Owner and Principal Consultant at P.H Koules Consulting, where she led sales and marketing initiatives for manufacturers in the greater Boston area. In this role she spearheaded major brand development, web development, digital marketing, and SEO efforts, improving lead generation and sales for her clients.
Prior to starting her own consultancy, Patty co-founded and served as the Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Aigis Mechtronics LLC, a spinoff of Philips Electronics. In her leadership role, Patty was responsible for all aspects of business development and marketing.
She graduated from Gettysburg College with a B.A. in Management and Psychology and earned an MBA from the Wake Forest Babcock School of Management.
Chris has extensive experience in the world of robotics, having worked at Segway for nearly 20 years prior to joining the Waypoint team.
After arriving at Segway in 2005, Chris began his career as a Service Manager, where he helped build out their global service strategy before transitioning into a leadership role. In this new position he managed the service department, learning about every facet of robotics operations, repair, and troubleshooting. In 2008, he joined the Robotics Mobility Platform Division at Segway to help lead operations and technical support. After six years of streamlining processes and strengthening Segway’s technical customer response, his role expanded to include oversight of business development and partner relationship management.
Chris is a devoted husband and proud father of two active teenagers. He’s an excellent chef who spends his free time honing his exotic, mouthwatering wood-fired pizza recipes.
Side note: One goal at Waypoint is to invest in a corporate oven so Chris can spend more time engineering taste testing opportunities for the team!