Joshua Koplin – Co-Founder and CTO
Joshua “Josh” Koplin is Co-Founder and CTO of Humanistic Robotics, Inc. Josh’s main responsibilities at HRI include leading HRI’s technology strategy and ongoing development, overseeing design and engineering efforts to satisfy customer requirements, maintaining and developing supplier relationships and the continual improvement of HRI’s human capital. He has managed four successive generations of prototyping efforts as well as interface and control system design at HRI.
Josh got his start in the landmine clearance field as a researcher for the Geneva International Centre for Humanitarian Demining, a multilateral think-tank that is a leading innovator on the global landmine issue. He has extensive experience with the landmine problem, having consulted in mined environments throughout the world including Afghanistan, Bosnia, Thailand, and Croatia among other countries. Prior to HRI, Josh owned and operated an industrial design and furniture design consultancy, where he helped inventors with project management by guiding the process of bringing a product from idea to marketplace. In addition, Josh worked as an architect at Sellers and Company Architects, one of the foremost firms in green design and design/build architecture.
Josh Koplin earned a B.A. in Sustainable Architecture from Hampshire College, where he focused on adaptive design, and a Masters of Industrial Design from Pratt Institute, where he focused on design strategy, humanitarian design, and robotics.