April 1, 2020

Dr. Ben Schmidt – RoadBotics

Dr. Ben Schmidt – RoadBotics

with Dr. Ben Schmidt

How can artificial intelligence help strengthen roads and infrastructure? On this episode of Disruptive CEO Nation, RoadBotics co-founder and President, Dr. Ben Schmidt shares his unlikely journey to revolutionize the way local governments assess and maintain their roads.

RoadBotics was spun out of Pittsburgh’s Carnegie Mellon University’s (CMU) Robotics Institute in 2016 and has raised $11.4M in venture capital investment to date. Ben shares insights into how the company developed including his theory about ‘brain trusts’, raising capital, protecting intellectual property, and working with governments. He also shares how machine learning from companies like Roadbotics can help government make better data driven decisions.

Ben studied bioengineering in college and received his PhD in that same field, but halfway through his PhD program, he realized that academia was not for him. He completed his dissertation, earned his title, but he wanted to do more. Instead, he took that knowledge decided to start a company. To learn more visit www.roadbotics.com or connect with Ben at https://www.linkedin.com/in/schmidtbt/ or on Twitter @RoadBoticsNA.


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