Dr Nathan Kirchner
My accomplishments resulted in me being named as one of Australia’s Most Innovative Engineers by Engineers Australia & as one of Australia's and the US' Top Ten Young Scientists by Popular Science magazine, along with receiving a number of other international awards and recognitions. I am the Founder | CTO at Presien - cutting edge AI vision systems, a Special Advisor for Robotics | Ventures at one of the world's larger private construction companies, a Director of the Robotics Australia Group peak body & sit on the Advisory Board of Queensland Robotics. I am an active academic researcher in robotics as an Honorary Professor at the Ohio State University. Previously I've served multiple academic appointments at Stanford University and the University of Technology Sydney.
My specialty is uncovering and imagining opportunities for emergent future technologies in the real world and forging viable R&D to Delivery pathways to their realization. One of my multi-award-winning portfolio projects - Blindsight by Presien (formerly Toolbox Spotter) AI computer vision for heavy industries - recently evolved into a $7m VC-funded spinoff. I've over 15+ years in the industry, and 10+ years in academia, initiating, shaping, driving and leading cutting-edge, research-driven disruptive innovation. See www.linkedin.com/in/nkirchner