Joseph Mann

 
Joseph Mann, Global Vice President, General Manager Robotics at TASKI Intellibot

Joseph Mann, Global Vice President, General Manager Robotics at TASKI Intellibot

 
 

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Can you give our audience a teaser of the topics and POV you plan to talk about at our conference?

How fast autonomous solutions grow over the next decade will be decided not on how fast technology moves, but on how fast people can accept change. Launching a robotics, AI, or automated solution isn't easy: it's more than getting just the machine to perform the application to spec - it takes effort, consulting, and persistence to get humans to accept and integrate the machine into their patterns of daily life or workflow. What are the best practices for this, and how can you avoid some of the pitfalls?

Tell us about what you are working on right now.

Growing the largest commercial floor cleaning robotics company in the world.

Please tell us about your background and how you got into your field. What is your story of how you got here?

Enough cannot be said for being in the right place and the right time, and taking advantage of opportunities when they open up. I began my career in facility care in 2003, and continually worked up and changed roles. I like new challenges, but I always gravitated towards technology and innovation. 4 years ago, the company I worked for acquired Intellibot Robotics, a small robotics company with 12 employees. Today, as the global VP and general manager, I am proud to say that we are the world leader in indoor navigation for commercial cleaning solutions.

 
Enough cannot be said for being in the right place and the right time, and taking advantage of opportunities when they open up.
— Joseph Mann
 


In the next five years, what are the most important things to keep and eye on in your field? Why?

I am very curious to see how the market will view single use vs multi use robots. Equally curious to see how the market will view a fully integrated OEM solution compared to a modular "add-on" solution.