Tessa Lau is an experienced entrepreneur with expertise in AI, machine learning, and robotics. She is currently the CEO/Founder at Dusty Robotics, which develops robot-powered tools for the modern construction workforce. Prior to Dusty, Lau was CTO/Co-Founder at Savioke, where she orchestrated the deployment of 75+ delivery robots into hotels and high-rises. Previously, she was a Research Scientist at Willow Garage, where she developed simple interfaces for personal robots. Lau also spent 11 years at IBM Research working in business process automation and knowledge capture. Lau was recognized as one of the Top 5 Innovative Women to Watch in Robotics by Inc. in 2018 and one of Fast Company’s Most Creative People in 2015. She holds a PhD in Computer Science from the University of Washington.