Hi! I’m Chris Osterwood and I build robots.

Capable Robot Components Logo I’m the founder of Capable Robot Components, a company striving to make it easier to build effective robots. The company’s mission is to enable rapid development of autonomous robots by providing technological building blocks to system integrators. Right now, integrators have to develop things they would rather purchase because the right robot-first products don’t currently exist.

I’ve recently given talks on: Embedded Vision Summit Logo ROSCON 2017 Logo

  • Imager and Lens Market Analysis at the 2021 Embedded Vision Summit (video not public yet).

  • The 2D CMOS Imager selection at the 2019 Embedded Vision Summit.

  • The testing and selection of 3D sensors at the 2017 Embedded Vision Summit and at the 2017 ROSCON.

  • Artificial Intelligence, Autonomous Robots, Liability, and Tort at the 2016 Practicing Law Institute Get Fluent in Technology Event.

I was interviewed on The Amp Hour podcast in January of 2019 and had a blast talking with Chris Gammell about robots I’ve worked on and the robotics industry in general.

RoboPGH Logo I was on the Steering Committee of the Pittsburgh Robotics Network. The best way to follow Pittsburgh robotics news is to follow the Twitter account @robopgh. The website now lists the more than 50 companies and organizations which make up RoboPGH.

Carnegie Mellon University Logo I graduated from Carnegie Mellon University in 2005 with a Bachelors of Science with Research Honors in Mechanical Engineering. While at CMU, I was active in robotics research at the Robotics Institute and helped grow the CMU Robotics Club from a dozen members to over 100. I worked and led several robotics companies in Pittsburgh before starting Capable Robot Components in 2018. In the summer of 2018 I moved from Pittsburgh PA to Exeter NH.

More details about my professional experience are here.

You can follow @osterwood on Twitter if you’d like.