Pavlo Rudakevych is a robotics technology consultant doing advanced
system development, proof of concept demonstration, and external
design reviews. Pavlo is also currently involved in local investing
with an interest in food and farm initiatives. He is a member of the
board of directors for a natural foods cooperative and for an angel
investing group, as well as serving on the advisory boards for several
technology startup companies.
Pavlo previously was a chief engineer of the advanced development
group at iRobot creating technology roadmaps and exploring the
commercial viability of autonomous systems. At iRobot he was an
inventor and program manager creating several new robot products and
led an in-the-field debugging team supporting the introduction of
robots to the troops in Iraq. Pavlo also served as a principal
investigator leading several DARPA funding research projects and as a
research engineer on projects involving robots that crawl, fly, roll,
and squirm on tentacles. On loan to the National Geographic Society he
led the robot team that explored the Great pyramid of Giza on live TV.
Pavlo holds over a dozen patents related to autonomous robot systems
and safe remote operation of weapons. Prior to his 17 year career at
iRobot Pavlo developed, tested, and operated spacecraft for Hughes
Space and Communications.
Pavlo holds degrees from MIT and USC, is a Professional Engineer in
California, holds a commercial pilots license, and flies in