2017 Speakers


Karl Meier

Executive Team – Business Development & Marketing

ADVANCED Motion Controls

A key executive management team member, Karl has been with ADVANCED Motion Controls for over 11 years and leads marketing and business development expansion efforts.  He continues to provide strategic direction for engineering and product development.  His extensive product and industry knowledge comes from nearly 30 years of experience, including being in the Space Shuttle program as an officer in the U.S.A.F.

Karl interfaces with many industry leading robotics companies and research institutions. Formulation of the ‘University Outreach’ program has assisted hundreds of projects from top educational institutions like Carnegie-Mellon’s ‘Red Team’, Ohio State University’s ‘Birt’, University of Pennsylvania’s ‘X-RHex’ and many, many others. 

Karl’s education includes a Bachelor of Science in Electrical and Electronic Engineering ‘83, North Dakota State University, Fargo, ND and a Master of Science in Computer Science ‘87, West Coast University, Santa Barbara, CA.  He has also spent time as a graduate assistant and conducted personal research developing algorithms for artificially intelligent identification systems using predictive pattern recognition techniques.

He is a member of the Association of Unmanned Vehicle Systems International (AUVSI) and the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineering (IEEE) community.  He founded and recently became the Past Chairman of the local Robotics and Automation Society (RAS) chapter in the Buenaventura Section of IEEE’s Region 6.  He has written technical articles and given presentations at conferences on a variety of technical subjects.


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