Erin Rapacki-Bishop has over 15 years of experience in robotics, industrial automation, computer vision, and Industrial-IoT. During that time, she has been a thought leader and trusted storyteller in the Silicon Valley robotics community where she consulted with, and invested in, several robotics startups including many with successful exits. Now Erin is working with the high-powered team at NVIDIA to bring robot simulation to the masses. Her experience has guided her to advocate for new capabilities that will bring the autonomous robotics industry to the next level. She holds a MS in mechanical engineering from the University of Massachusetts and a BS in industrial engineering from Northeastern University.