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Amazon Robotics Andrew Hoffman Joins Gather AI

by Pieter Werner

Andrew Hoffman will join Gather AI  as Chief Technology Officer (CTO). Gather AI offers AI-powered autonomous inventory management solutions for warehouses using drones. Hoffman brings technical and leadership experience scaling supply chain-focused robotics companies from founding to exit, with over 20 patents in robots, robot coordination, and collision avoidance.

Hoffman was a founding engineer at two supply chain robotics companies which were later acquired by Amazon – Kiva Systems (now Amazon Robotics) and CANVAS Technology.

Hoffman’s supply chain robotics career began at Amazon Robotics where he and his colleagues developed automated guided vehicles (AGVs) that could navigate warehouses using a series of floor-based computerized barcode stickers. He was a Amazon Robotics now has over 750,000 robots deployed throughout Amazon’s distribution network.

He went on to join another autonomous robotics company, CANVAS Technology, as one of the first employees and ran their mobility team. Hoffman leveraged data to improve the movement of autonomous robots through warehouses and led the team building the company’s vision-based traversability, motion planning, and control technologies.

Hoffman most recently served as an Entrepreneur in Residence at tech-focused venture capital firm, Xplorer Capital, a Gather AI investor, where he has mentored several companies, including Gather AI. He joins the company today as CTO to help supercharge its growth.

Hoffman’s supply chain robotics experience complements the Gather AI leadership team which consists of the founders and deep AI experts, Arora, Daniel Maturana, Geetesh Dubey, and President and COO Charlie Reverte, who joined last year. Reverte brought SaaS experience across robotics, augmented reality, and large-scale data systems.

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