Director / Intelligent Machines, Symbotic

Kirill Pankratov graduated from the Department of Air Physics and Space Research of the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology and then earned a Ph.D. in Physical Oceanography at Massachusetts Institute of Technology. In the last 20 years he switched from academic research to hi-tech industry, working mostly on image processing and pattern recognition in robotics, bio-med and precision manufacturing. Currently he is leading a group of researchers and software engineers developing advanced algorithms for robots in automated warehouses.

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