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John Dulchinos is a visionary leader in the robotics industry. Most recently serving as President Chief Executive Officer at Adept Technology where he also served as President and Chief Operating Officer, Vice President of Global Sales and Marketing, Vice President of Robotics. Under his leadership Adept innovated the world’s fastest vision-guided packaging robot, the first industrial autonomous mobile robot platform and the first commercial mobile manipulation solution.

Mr. Dulchinos is an active member of the robotics industry, having served on the board of directors of the Robotics Industry Association (RIA), the Robotics Technology Consortium (RTC), the International Federation of Robotics (IFR) and the RoboBusiness Advisory Board as well as appearing on the 60 Minutes documentary March of the Machines and in the New York Times story The Robot Factory Future. He serves on the board of Visicon Technologies and is a recipient of the Dreammakers and Risk Takers Innovation award from the Livermore Chamber of Commerce.

He is also an advisor to Silicon Valley startups including Grabit and Home Delivery Services. Mr. Dulchinos holds both a Bachelor's and a Master's degree in Mechanical Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute with a concentration in robotics.

See also:

CBS 60 Minutes interview: How Technology Levels the Playing Field.
New York Times interview: The Robot Factory Future.
by   -   April 15, 2013

http://www.dreamstime.com/royalty-free-stock-images-worker-climbing-upwards-ladder-image19289039These days it is hard to read an article about the future of robots that does not include a reference to jobs. As a pure roboticist I object to the constant connection between the two, but as a concerned citizen I think it is a very worthwhile discussion.  Since the year 2000, the US has lost more than 6 million manufacturing jobs — that is more than 1/3 of all direct manufacturing jobs in the US and the fastest drop in a single decade on record.


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