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Inventors at Work: The Minds and Motivation Behind Modern Inventions by Brett Stern

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Helen Greiner

Roboticist

CyPhy Works

Helen Greiner , born in 1967, is CEO of CyPhy Works, Inc., a start-up company that acts as a “skunkworks” to design and deliver innovative robots. In 1990, she co-founded iRobot, which has become the global leader of mobile robots from the success of the Roomba vacuum cleaning robot, and the PackBot and SUGV military robots. Greiner served as the president of iRobot until 2004 and as chairman until October 2008. Specifically, she developed the strategy for and led iRobot’s entry into the military marketplace. She created a culture of practical innovation and delivery that led to the creation and deployment ...

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