Rich Mahoney is the CEO and Co-founder of Seismic, a developer of powered clothing that augments human strength and gives mobility to muscles and joints, , enabling wearers to overcome limitations and achieve their full physical potential. Seismic is a spin-off venture from SRI International, where Mahoney was the Director of Robotics for more than seven years. During his tenure at SRI, he led the transition of SRI Robotics technology into new ventures, helping to foster the creation of multiple early-stage companies bringing robotics products to market, including Abundant Robotics, Verb Surgical, Motobot, Redwood Robotics, Grabit, Robot Miner, and Seismic. Mahoney’s team also delivered cutting-edge robotics innovations to DARPA and other government and commercial customers for healthcare, security, and consumer applications.
Mahoney was the founding President of Silicon Valley Robotics, and has more than 25 years of experience in research, development, and commercialization of robotics technology. He received his BS and MS from Drexel University in Philadelphia, and a PhD in engineering from the University of Cambridge, England, while attending on a Fulbright Scholarship.