About us

We at Brain Corp are a team of robot enthusiasts who are on a mission to develop robotic and AI solutions to enable organizations and their employees to achieve more.

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“We envision a world where the lives of people are made safer, easier, and more productive with the help of robots.”

Dr. Eugene Izhikevich
Co-Founder & Chairman of the Board

Navigating the autonomous future

Founded in 2009, Brain Corp is an autonomous technology company creating transformative solutions in robotics and AI. With over 30,000 autonomous mobile robots (AMRs) deployed globally, our autonomy software, BrainOS®, is enhancing productivity, efficiency and safety across commercial spaces like retail stores, schools, warehouses and more.

Through innovation and strategic partnerships, Brain Corp pioneers the commercial robotics domain, envisioning a future where robots are as common as computers and mobile phones.

The values that drive everything we do

We believe the best ideas are yet unimagined. Driven by integrity and passion, we work as one to turn imaginings of progress into realities through AI and robotics.

01. We are customer-driven

We put customers at the center of everything we do. We listen,
respond with urgency, and exceed their expectations.

02. We prioritize simplicity

We believe in efficiency and pragmatism. Complexity is our enemy.

03.  We stay curious

We embrace a growth mindset and constantly seek new ways to improve.

04.  We commit

We value diverse perspectives and encourage respectful debate, but once a decision is made, we commit to it fully.

05.  We are accountable

We hold ourselves to high standards in everything we do and deliver results.

06.  We have a bias to act

We favor proactivity, swift execution, and calculated risks.

07.  We have grit

We are passionate and resilient. We channel challenges and adversity into growth opportunities.

Brain envisions a safer, easier, & more productive world.

We contribute to that world by creating software that transforms everyday machines into autonomous solutions that support people in dynamic public spaces like grocery stores, retail stores, airports, hospitals, malls, universities, and more.

2009

Brain Corporation founded

Our journey started with a team of computational neuroscientists providing research services to technology firms, including Qualcomm. Guided by Dr. Eugene Izhikevich, our team was dedicated to exploring AI inspired by the intricacies of the human brain.

2014

Brain Corp sets off on its own

Dr. Eugene Izhikevich set out on his mission to launch a company focused on  bringing robots everywhere. He recognized the best way to realize this vision was to build a  software operating system and then partner with other companies, each one focusing on their own type of robot, but each one using the software.

Unveiling BrainOS to the world

September 22, 2014, marked the debut of the Brain Operating System - BrainOS. This system represented a breakthrough in robot programming - inspired by a deep understanding of how biological brains learn from demonstration.

2017

Debut of EMMA

The unveiling of EMMA (Enabling Mobile Machine Automation) in 2017 marked a significant achievement in commercial cleaning technology. By automating manual equipment, EMMA not only redefined efficiency but also earned ISSA Interclean's prestigious 'Innovation of the Year' award.

2018

Brain Corp Begins Providing AI Services to Walmart

Our collaboration began with Walmart, which involved equipping a few hundred stores with BrainOS-powered autonomous scrubbers. The success of this initial deployment quickly led to a full nationwide deployment across all Walmart stores, showcasing the effectiveness and scalability of our platform

2019

Our European foothold in Amsterdam

The opening of our Amsterdam headquarters in 2019 marked a significant step in our international expansion. This new hub was instrumental in driving new business and support for our customers, which now span 5 continents.

#1 in robotics autonomy

Being named the top Autonomy Solution Provider for mobile robotics by ABI Research in 2019 was a significant achievement for us. This recognition underscored our expertise in creating reliable and adaptable AI systems and marked our position as a leader in the field of robotics autonomy.

2020

Recognition as a Top Workplace

In 2020, we were proud to be recognized as a Top Workplace by The San Diego Union-Tribune. This award was a reflection of our dedication to fostering a collaborative and engaging work environment, which we believe is essential for driving innovation in AI and robotics.

Team member brainstorming on a whiteboard.

2021

100 billion square feet

Our technology marked a major milestone by navigating over 100 billion square feet. This achievement underscored the adaptability and scalability of our AI systems, showcasing their effectiveness in a wide range of commercial settings.

2022

Launch of BrainOS Mobile

With the introduction of BrainOS Mobile, we provided a tool that significantly advanced the management of robotic fleets. The app enabled users to monitor machine performance, receive real-time notifications, and access training materials, thereby optimizing operational efficiency.

Release of BrainOS Next Gen Robotics Platform

The launch of the next BrainOS Robotics Platform marked a significant advancement in AI and robotics, bringing improved navigation, safety, and product development capabilities.

Sam’s Club Deploys Inventory Scanning Robots with Brain Corp

Our collaboration with Sam's Club underscored Brain Corp's leadership in retail automation, deploying state-of-the-art robotic inventory scanners at an unprecedented scale. By rolling out our computer vision technology across 600 Sam's Clubs nationwide, Brain Corp became the world's largest supplier of robotic inventory scanning technology.

The journey continues

Embarking on a journey to reshape the commercial realms with autonomous robotics, Brain Corp is at the vanguard of creating industry-aligned robotic solutions. By leveraging the robust capabilities of BrainOS, we're broadening the scope of what robots can accomplish in commercial and industrial settings.

Harnessing the power of our proprietary autonomy platform, BrainOS, we're expanding the horizons of robotic and AI applications, enabling a new era of human-robot collaboration. As we continue to innovate, our vision extends beyond just meeting the current market demands, aiming to anticipate and fulfill the evolving needs of different industries, making a lasting impact on society by transforming the way we live and work.

Our leadership team

David Pinn

David Pinn

Chief Executive Officer
Jarad Cannon

Jarad Cannon

Chief Technology Officer
Chris Lobdell

Chris Lobdell

Chief Revenue Officer
Brian Reinhart

Brian Reinhart

Chief Administration Officer
Andy Ng

Andy Ng

General Counsel
Michel Spruijt

Michel Spruijt

President, Brain Corp International
John Black

John Black

SVP, Strategy
Sorana Petersen

Sorana Petersen

VP, Human Resources
Mark Garczewski

Mark Garczewski

VP, Product
Leah Davis

Leah Davis

VP, Accounting
Dave Gelvin

Dave Gelvin

VP, Customer Success
Dave Ross

Dave Ross

VP, Business Development
Brian Hughes

Brian Hughes

VP, Sales
Anders Terkildsen

Anders Terkildsen

VP, Business Development - Europe

Our board of directors

Dr. Eugene Izhikevich

Dr. Eugene Izhikevich

Co-Founder & Chairman of the Board
Fay West

Fay West

Board Member
Anthony Hucker

Anthony Hucker

Board Member
Kevin Turner

Kevin Turner

Board Member
Steve Altman

Steve Altman

Board Member
Richard Tapalaga

Richard Tapalaga

Board Member
Scott Henry

Scott Henry

Board Member

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