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Remo Giuffre
Founder & Director
Bondi Beach, Sydney, Australia

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Bruce Schena

Engineering Fellow | Intuitive Surgical

Menlo Park, California, United States

"Inventor / Mentor / Roboticist"

Generally thinking:

Business, Work & Strategy
Technology & The Future
Creativity & Design

My tags:

EntrepreneurshipProduct DesignTechnology

Very good at:
+ Inventing
+ Electro-mechanical design & engineering
+ Making technology understandable for non-technologists

About me & my work:

I am an experienced inventor, engineer, and entrepreneur. I currently work in the area of Surgical Robotics at Intuitive Surgical (daVinci robot), but with prior experience in smart consumer products, haptics, IP licensing business models, IC development, and industrial design & interactive sculpture. I have deep technology roots, specifically in electro-mechanical design (a.k.a. robotics) with specialties in sensing, actuation, system architecture, and control. I love solving tough technical problems and working with teams of smart people.

I was also a co-founder/CTO/Board Member of a Silicon Valley startup (Immersion Corporation : IMMR) that we took public at the height of the dot-com boom in 1999.

Trained at MIT (engineering) and Stanford (product design/engineering/business/fine art).

Hold 110+ issued US patents with over 100 additional pending applications worldwide.

I have also served as a technical advisor to many Silicon Valley tech startups.

TED junkie (6 TEDs + 2 TEDx's) and Burning Man.

My links:

Silicontraption | Consulting (on hiatus) / personal website

Pope Street Modern | personal home renovation blog from 2008/2009


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