Vecna Robotics, a leader in next-generation, robotic material handling autonomous ground vehicles, announced today that it has appointed Dr. Daniel Patt as its CEO. Patt served as Deputy Director for the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency’s (DARPA) Strategic Technology Office (STO) prior to his new position, which he will assume immediately.
“Dan’s proven leadership abilities and diverse technology experience will further drive our rapid progression to becoming the automated logistics leader, building upon our position delivering superior materials handling solutions in unstructured warehouse environments,” said Daniel Theobald, co-founder and chief innovation officer of Vecna Robotics.
In his previous role, Patt managed nearly half a billion dollars in annual technology investments. He oversaw and enabled the maturation of technology from conceptual and seed stage levels all the way through successful operational, financial, technology, and commercial transitions.
“We are on the verge of an automation revolution,” Patt said, “key technologies including artificial intelligence, robotics, and distributed computing are finally becoming mature enough to show up in value-generating products.” Patt thinks that many sectors of the economy will eventually be disrupted by new technology, but thought that material handling and logistics was particularly susceptible, partially because of the rise in e-commerce. He added “Vecna Robotics is on the cutting edge of robotics technology today, with a highly successful release of products that are exceeding expectations in service.”
In Spring 2017, Vecna Robotics launched its reliable, safe, and cost-effective fleet of material handling mobile robots used for precision movement of boxes, totes, cases, carts, shelves, bins, pallets, and heavy, oversized SKUs. Vecna Robotics is already working with the nation’s leading manufacturers, retailers, and shippers.
Vecna Robotics will be exhibiting and showcasing its AGV and IIoT Monitoring technologies in Atlanta April 9 – 12 at MODEX 2018, Booth B4987.
About Vecna Robotics
Vecna Robotics (https://robotics.vecna.com) offers a fleet of intelligent, next-generation robotic autonomous vehicles (AGVs) to optimize logistics and material handling operations. With two decades of experience developing advanced systems for medical and military operations our case picking, goods-to-person, person-to-goods, robot-conveyor hybrid material handling systems are the most cost-effective in the market. Vecna Robotics is dedicated to further helping companies, ranging from Fortune 50s to SMEs, reduce costs, improve throughput and stay flexible and competitive. Follow on Twitter at @VecnaLogistics.
Company Name: Vecna
Contact Person: Brent Watters
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