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Michael Garrod

CTO and CEO, NPC and BlackDog Robotics

Michael Garrod worked as a robotics consultant for NPC Robotics from 2012 and joined the company in 2013 as CTO of NPC and BlackDog Robotics. Michael has responsibility for ideation and innovation of modular robotic systems, and software development for artificially intelligent robotic systems and machine learning.

Having graduated in the UK with a degree in physics and electronics, Michael has over 25 years’ experience working in Europe and the USA in technology, electronics and software; providing the foundation of his expertise in robotics. Michael’s experience includes system architecture, design of electronics and software development for scientific instruments, automation and robotics, large scale automated manufacturing systems and software systems. 

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It has been 65 years since Issac Asimov published I, Robot and Alan Turing introduced the Turing test in his paper “Computing Machinery and Intelligence”.  In that time the relentless march of technology has given us microwave ovens, communications satellite, the internet and mobile communications. However, the promise of practical robotics for the home...