Robotics Speaker Marc Raibert

Marc Raibert

Founder and Former CEO of Boston Dynamics, Current Board Member. Executive Director of The AI Institute. Renowned Roboticist.

Marc Raibert, a prominent robotics speaker and founder of Boston Dynamics, is a leader in the automation revolution. With a distinguished career as a professor at MIT and Carnegie Mellon, Raibert's work has focused on dynamic behavior in robotic systems, resulting in the creation of agile and perceptive robots that mimic nature. As the Executive Director of The AI Institute and a board member at Boston Dynamics, Raibert continues to push the boundaries of robotics, captivating audiences with his insights on the future of robotics and its potential impact on society.

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    Marc Raibert biography

    Automation has transformed our world, and no one understands the future of robotics better than Marc Raibert. As a renowned keynote speaker, Marc Raibert captivates audiences with fascinating stories from his extensive career in engineering, business, and academia. His insightful talks provide a glimpse into the future of robotics and its impact on humanity.

    Marc Raibert is the visionary founder of Boston Dynamics, the world’s leading robotics company. From 1992 to 2019, he served as CEO and now continues to guide the company as a director of the board of directors. Boston Dynamics is famous for its groundbreaking robots, including BigDog, Atlas, Spot, and Handle, which are known for their agility, perception, and remarkable learning capabilities. These advanced robots have turned science fiction into reality.

    Currently, Marc Raibert is the Executive Director of The AI Institute, a cutting-edge research organization dedicated to developing the next generation of intelligent robots. The AI Institute focuses on overcoming significant challenges in artificial intelligence and robotics, aiming to create robots that are smarter and more agile, mirroring human attributes. This initiative seeks to enhance productivity, assist individuals with disabilities, and improve overall quality of life through advanced robotic solutions.

    Before founding Boston Dynamics, Raibert was a professor at MIT and Carnegie Mellon University, where he established the Leg Laboratory. This renowned research group made pioneering advancements in robotic locomotion and dynamic control, laying the scientific foundation for highly dynamic robots. The innovative research from the Leg Laboratory continues to influence Boston Dynamics’ state-of-the-art robots, pushing the boundaries of robotics.

    Marc Raibert’s contributions to the field have earned him numerous accolades. He is a Founding Fellow of the Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence (AAAI) and a member of the National Academy of Engineering. In 2022, he was named Pioneer in Robotics by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) and received the prestigious Engelberger Award. Time Magazine also recognized him as one of the Top 100 most influential people in AI in 2023. Additionally, two of Raibert’s robots have been inducted into the Robot Hall of Fame.

    Beyond his groundbreaking work, robotics speaker Marc Raibert is dedicated to fostering innovation, collaboration, and education in the field. He actively engages with academic institutions, industry partners, and the broader community to advance robotics and its positive impact on society.

    Marc Raibert Speaking Videos

    Marc Raibert shows off a close-to-production Spot Mini
    Marc Raibert - Meet Spot, the robot dog that can run, hop and open doors

    Marc Raibert Keynote Topics

    Marc Raibert, founder and former CEO of Boston Dynamics, will give you an update on the company that makes those viral YouTube videos and go under the hood of its biped and quadruped robots that jump, run, balance and even do backflips.

    That science fiction future where robots can do what people and animals do may be closer than you think. Marc Raibert, founder of Boston Dynamics, is developing advanced robots that can gallop like a cheetah, negotiate 10 inches of snow, walk upright on two legs and even open doors and deliver packages. Join Raibert for a live demo of SpotMini, a nimble robot that maps the space around it, handles objects, climbs stairs - and could soon be helping you out around the house.

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