Paul Perrone is founder & CEO of Perrone Robotics. He is the inventor of “MAX”, the world’s first general-purpose robotics operating system for autonomous vehicles along with novel claims in robotics and AV safety approaches (patented in 2006). He’s been an early pioneer in the autonomous vehicle space leading Perrone Robotics for over 18 years in pioneering showcase achievements such as leading a team in the 2005/2007 DARPA Grand Challenges (autonomous vehicle races), early work with rocker Neil Young on vehicle automation, and creating rapid one-day drop-in autonomy solutions.
He spearheaded the Company’s Series A capital raise in 2016 (Intel Capital leading) and has continued to lead the company during its acquisition of flagship Fortune 500 customers including an automotive OEM, tier 1 automotive supplier, industrial mining equipment OEM, personal computer OEM, and automotive channel partner. He’s currently leading the company’s commercial deployment of autonomous shuttles for the transit of people and things via Perrone Robotics’ “TONY” autonomous shuttle technology. He has 18+ years autonomous vehicle experience and 26+ years total hi-tech industry experience. His blend of experiences lies in the development of high-tech, business, and operations.