Mario E. Munich, Vice President of Advanced Development at iRobot, presents the "Embedding Computer Vision in Everyday Life" keynote at the October 2013 Embedded Vision Summit East. Munich speaks about adapting highly complex computer vision technologies to cost-effective consumer robotics applications.
Munich currently manages iRobot's research and advanced development efforts. He was formerly the CTO of Evolution Robotics, a company focused on development key technology primitives for consumer robotics. He received the degree of Electronic Engineer (with honors) from the National University of Rosario, Argentina, in 1990, and the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Electrical Engineering from the California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, in 1994 and 2000, respectively. His PhD work focused in developing novel Human-Machine Interfaces using video technology and computer vision techniques. At Evolution Robotics, he worked in development of object recognition, mapping and navigation algorithms for consumer robotics. His research interests includes computer vision, autonomous navigation, and human-robotic interaction.