Erik Nieves is Founder and CEO of PlusOne Robotics, a start up dedicated to robotics for automated warehouse and logistics. A "human exceptionalist", Erik believes that robots will always be inferior and that the smart money is on elevating the superior perception and cognition of real people.
Prior to PlusOne, Erik spent 25 years at Yaskawa Motoman Robotics – one of the world’s largest robot companies – where he was responsible for the technology roadmap and emerging applications.
A passionate advocate for robotics, Erik is a leader within the Robotics Industries Association (RIA), where he represents the interests of academics and educators. Erik is a frequent speaker and contributor to public policy on robotics and the Congressional Robotics Roadmap.
A Texan by choice, Erik lives, works, and plays in San Antonio.
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