Joel Reed is a robotics business expert with deep connections to one of the world’s top robotics ecosystems in Pittsburgh. He has 25 years strategy, business development, and startup experience having transformed innovations to create new solution categories. Reed introduced the first commercially available autonomous mobile robot as a new class of manufacturing and warehouse AGVs. He also led the commercialization of a 3D (LiDAR) data processing application, which was acquired by AutoDesk to enable survey and architectural reality capture solutions. And recently, he served as CEO at IAM Robotics, where he led a $20M Series A and secured the industry’s first deployment of mobile picking robots for e-commerce fulfillment. Reed currently advises early stage firms as Principal of the Reed Business Group and serves as the Executive Director of the Pittsburgh Robotics Network (PRN).