Brennand is a seasoned roboticist and a successful entrepreneur. He has 15 years’ experience in both designing robotic hardware and writing low level embedded and high level cloud software. During his career he has founded three companies, managed small to middle sized interdisciplinary teams, and hired about 100 employees of all levels. His biggest strength is his in-depth knowledge of software, electronics and also hardware. Brennand is capable of designing and implementing architecture from low level VHDL or C to making choices about using protobuf to high level cloud infrastructure to use. Additionally, he has experience in designing pcb and motor controllers and other electronics for robots while always making sure all the different components are tightly integrated.
As a Robotic Researcher at the University in Munich he built a compliant humanoid robot and a new generation of FPGA based robotic controllers. Afterwards he set up his robotic startup Robotise in Munich which was solely based on his idea, design, and implementation for an autonomous mobile delivery system. In his current role as Co-founder and Chief Robotics Officer for the Silicon Valley based startup Bear Robotics he plays a crucial role for the product design, the hardware and software for their mobile delivery robot Penny. Bear Robotics successfully raised a $32 Million Series A funding lead by SoftBank.
As a world class robotics designer I’m working to make robots part of every day life and strive to automate boring and mundane tasks.
Selected Robotic Projects
Robot design for the restaurant industry.
A hotel mini bar replacement.
Full size compliant humanoid robot.