Brian Carlisle

Brian Carlisle


United States

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Brian Carlisle was born and raised in San Francisco. He studied mechanical and electrical engineering as an undergraduate and graduate student respecitvely at Stanford University. With thirty years of experience in the robotics industry, Carlisle has contributed greatly to the field. Serving as CEO of Adept Technology leading the company to over $100 million in annual revenue, he later co-founded Precise Automation with Dr. Bruce Shimano, serving as current President and CEO.

Interview Synopsis

In this interview, Carlisle outlines his career achievements and contributions to the field of robotics, including his involvement with Vicarm and Unimation, and the creation of Adept Technology and Precise Automation. Reflecting on the business standards of the robotics industry, he discusses the change in robotics over the years, as well as the field’s future challenges and developments.