Spencer Krause is Founder, President, and CEO of SKA Custom Robots & Machines, a Pittsburgh-based product development firm specializing in robotics and the interdisciplinary field of mechatronics.
Krause has spent his entire career specializing in research and development. With more than 20 years of hands-on robot-building experience, he has helped dozens of companies bring technically advanced products to market. Through his work at SKA, Formlogic, Joy Global, SpaceX, and Deeplocal, Krause has helped to deliver complex robotic systems to clients in numerous industries, including aerospace, construction, surgical, medical devices, life sciences, commercial cleaning, transportation, defense, manufacturing, heavy mining, entertainment, and more.
He earned his Master’s Degree in Robotics Systems Development from Carnegie Mellon University, where he also worked as a visiting researcher in the Field Robotics Center following graduation.