Founder & CEO
Marco is an entrepreneur and innovator. Forbes has named him to their 30 under 30 Innovator list and MIT to their 35 Under 35 Innovator list. He is founder & CEO of Fellow Robots, a Silicon Valley based company working with large corporations to solve retailers’ biggest challenges with AI and Robotics.
He joined the faculty of Singularity University at NASA Research Park in Silicon Valley as Teaching Fellow of Robotics and Artificial Intelligence and director of the Innovation Lab, where he worked with multidisciplinary teams to solve the world’s biggest challenges.
Marco worked in Japan building robots for search and rescue at the Kanazawa Institute of Technology, where he developed a humanoid nuclear and hazard exploration Robot due to the Fukushima Nuclear Power plant accident in 2011 and an autonomous wheelchair robot for fully disabled people that can be controlled by voice commands.
He did some work at the BMW Group (BMW, Rolls Royce and MINI) doing designs for concept cars at the Research and Innovation Center of BMW Group in Germany. Some of his designs come in the 2014 car series.
He was a Robotics Professor at the Monterrey Institute of Technology, mentor of the FIRST Robotics Competition, and he has been participating in robotics competitions and exhibitions for the last 10 years.
Marco was awarded by Discovery Channel for his work in robotics; he is a frequent speaker on innovation & robotics.
As co-founder and CEO of Fellow Robots, Marco and his team developed NAVii, an autonomous retail robot to help customers and employees in retail stores with inventory management.
Lowe's Companies [NYSE: LOW] is deploying the robots in all locations in Silicon Valley and other non-public customers in the US and Japan.
As co-founder and CEO of Fellow Robots, Marco and his team developed Oshbot, the first autonomous robot of its kind that was deployed in collaboration with Orchard and Lowe's in a store in San Jose, CA. The robot can help customers and employees locate all items and SKU's in retail stores and navigate them autonomously.
At the Kanazawa Institute of Technology in Japan, Marco developed KuruRobo, an autonomous wheelchair for fully disabled people that can navigate autonomously and be controlled by voice commands.
At the Kanazawa Institute of Technology in Japan, Marco developed a humanoid robot for radiation detection due to the nuclear accident in Japan in 2011. The robot could sense radiation levels from a nuclear plant and send them back to the control station.
At the Kanazawa Institute of Technology in Japan, Marco developed an all terrain exploration robot for search and rescue of people in case of natural disasters. The robot can go in debris and search for missing people.
At Fellow Robots, Marco and his team worked in developing a telepresence robot and place it into the hands of consumers.
At the Monterrey Institute of Technology, Marco led the team to develop a high efficiency electric vehicle to compete with other vehicles. The car won the first place as most innovative engineering design in the final national competition.