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Dr. Rich Mahoney


Dr. Rich Mahoney is an Entrepreneur-in-Residence at RIDGE-LANE LP.

Dr. Mahoney is the CEO and Founder of Seismic, a spin-off venture from SRI International, where he was the Director of one of the best robotics programs in the world for more than seven years. During his tenure at SRI, Rich led the transition of SRI Robotics technology into new ventures, helping to foster the creation of multiple early-stage companies bringing robotics products to market, including Abundant Robotics, Verb Surgical, Motobot, Redwood Robotics, Grabit, Robot Miner, and Seismic, among others. 

Dr. Mahoney also led a team delivering cutting-edge robotics innovations to DARPA and other government and commercial customers for healthcare, security, and consumer applications. He was the founding President of Silicon Valley Robotics, and has more than 25 years of experience in research, development, and commercialization of robotics technology.

Prior to joining SRI, Dr. Mahoney was General Manager of the U.S. operations of Motorika, Inc., an early-stage medical device company specializing in technology for neuro-rehabilitation. Previously, he was the director of business development for Applied Resources Corp., and co-director of the Robotics Laboratory of the Applied Science and Engineering Labs at the University of Delaware and A.I. DuPont Institute.

He received his B.S. and M.S. from Drexel University in Philadelphia, and a Ph.D. in engineering from the University of Cambridge, England, while attending on a Fulbright Scholarship.

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