The founder and CEO of a company we talk about all the time: Bryan Salesky of Argo AI. Bryan tells us more about the unique Silicon Valley/Detroit hybrid that Argo represents, we discuss the unique business model strategy they’re exploring, and we find out, where the self-driving space is now that Covid-19 has basically put everything on pause.
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Bryan is the founder and CEO of Argo AI. Bryan is passionate about incorporating promising robotics technology into products and systems that will improve safety and productivity while enhancing people’s lives. While at Carnegie Mellon University’s National Robotics Engineering Center (NREC), Bryan managed a portfolio of the center’s largest commercial programs, including autonomous mining trucks for Caterpillar. In 2007, Bryan led software engineering for Tartan Racing, Carnegie Mellon’s winning entry in the DARPA Urban Challenge. Bryan departed NREC and joined the Google self-driving car team in 2011 to continue the push toward making self-driving cars a reality. While at Google, Bryan was responsible for the development and manufacture of their hardware portfolio, which included self-driving sensors, computers and several vehicle development programs. He is the co-host of the No Parking Podcast, a show dedicated to demystifying and building trust in self-driving cars. Bryan graduated from the University of Pittsburgh with a bachelor’s degree in computer engineering in 2002.