Realtime Robotics on-boards Jason Barton as Chief Commercial Officer
Bringing robotics industry and global go-to-market expertise to robotics start-up
Boston, MA – Nov 26th, 2018 –Realtime Robotics, Inc. today announced it has hired Jason Barton to serve as the Company’s Chief Commercial Officer, effective October 30th, 2018. Founded by Prof. George Konidaris and Prof. Daniel Sorin, Realtime Robotics has invented a specialized processor for generating safe robotic motion plans in microseconds, enabling robots to function in unstructured, collaborative works-spaces, reacting to a dynamic world in the instant changes are perceived. The Company is heading toward production and sales of its products, and has brought Mr. Barton in to guide the global commercial strategy and lead revenue growth.
Mr. Barton has 20+ years of sales and marketing leadership experience selling high-tech disruptive products and solutions into global markets. At Rethink Robotics, he helped create the collaborative robot category building a sales and support network that served manufacturing plants across the globe. Prior to this he has served as COO of EnergyHub, a leader in connected home energy management solutions. He also ran sales and marketing at Segway, and for Palm’s US Enterprise business. Jason earned a BA Honors Degree from the University of Wales in the UK.
I’m delighted to be joining such a talented and innovative team” said Barton. “Realtime’s technology is a game changer for robot applications and autonomous vehicles. Safe, quick, collision-free motion planning is instrumental in enabling the adoption of robotic solutions in the unstructured and dynamic environments that make up the bulk of human activity.”
“We are all thrilled to have Jason join us at this key juncture, as we finish out our successful Beta phase and move toward a series of progressive commercial releases over the next 18 months. Jason’s depth of experience both in industrial robotics and in early stage transitions to commercialization is a perfect fit, and already generating enormous value”, said Peter Howard, Realtime Robotics’ CEO.
About Realtime Robotics
Realtime Robotics was founded in March 2016 by Duke University professors Dan Sorin (Computer Architecture), George Konidaris (Robotics and Motion Planning), and a few of their top researchers, based on their groundbreaking DARPA-funded research. The Company is currently working with major multinational customers to create highly adaptable robotic systems for application to the vast majority of industrial tasks which are in dynamic environments, as well as to enable autonomous driving platforms to achieve superior safety at normal driving speeds, even in the complex urban driving environments that are the key challenge to the technology’s widespread adoption.