Pietrocola, David

David Pietrocola
Background Info 
David Pietrocola is a roboticist and entrepreneur, having developed, deployed, and managed numerous robotic systems in academia, healthcare, industrial, and government domains. His customers have included Tier 1 automakers, Federal agencies, and long-term care providers.
B.S. in Electrical Engineering (Phi Beta Kappa, Honors) from Trinity College in Hartford, CT (2008)
M.S. in Systems Engineering from University of Pennsylvania. (2010)
Principal Investigator for National Science Foundation SBIR Award (2016)
2015 Global Robot Launch Startup Finalist
First Prize (Penn team), 2011 Federal Virtual World Challenge in the “Pattern of Life” AI behavior category
Connecticut Space Grant College Consortium Undergraduate NASA Fellowship (2007)
Service robots
Multi-robot coordination and agent-based modeling
Software middleware (ROS)