Rich Walker

Rich Walker

MD
Shadow Robot

Rich Walker is the Managing Director of Shadow Robot Company. He has a BA in Mathematics and a Diploma in Computer Science from Cambridge University. He has spent years working in robotics, and now leads the team at Shadow who are developing new robots and new applications for robotics. He is active in developing and implementing European (FP7 and now Horizon 2020) and Innovate UK projects and always happy to discuss possible projects and proposal ideas. Rich is on the Innovate UK “Robotics and Autonomous Systems” SIG Advisory Board, as well as several EPSRC robotics advisory boards and management committees. When not working on CHIRON, he is also one of the three SME Directors of the EuRobotics association, helping shape the robotics roadmaps. Outside windowless rooms with Powerpoint presentations, he likes to find new ways we can apply next-generation robotics technology and thinking to solver real-world problems (even if someone else does it!) Hobbies and interests: Rich Walker turned his hobby of building robots into his job, which has both advantages and disadvantages. What does the future of Assistive Technology look like to you? I think that robotics technologies, not necessarily robots(!), are key to transforming the efficient and effective delivery of care and improving the quality of our lives.



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