Nathan Kirchner

Nathan Kirchner

Founder & CTO

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Dr Nathan Kirchner's accomplishments resulted in him being named as one of Australia’s Most Innovative Engineers by Australia’s peak engineering body Engineers Australia & as one of Australia's and the US' Top Ten Young Scientists by Popular Science magazine, along with seeing him receive a number of other international awards and recognitions. He is the Founder | CTO at Presien - a cutting edge AI vision systems, a Special Advisor for Robotics | Ventures at one of the worlds largest private construction companies, a Director of the Robotics Australia Group peak body & sits on the Advisory Board of Queensland Robotics. He is an active academic researcher in robotics as an Honorary Professor at both the University of Technology Sydney and at Ohio State University. Previously to this he served multiple academic appointments at Stanford University.

Dr Kirchner's speciality is uncovering and imagining opportunities for emergent robotics & future technologies in the real world and forging viable R&D to Deployment (R&D2D) pathways to their realisation. One of his multi-award winning portfolio projects - Toolbox Spotter AI computer vision for heavy industries - has recently evolved into a VC funded spinoff at which he is the Founder | CTO. He has over 15+ years in industry, and 10+ years in academia, initiating, shaping, driving and leading cutting-edge, research driven disruptive innovation. See

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