Rich Mahoney, PhD, is Vice President Research at Intuitive. He leads technology research and translation efforts for future Intuitive solutions, drawing on his more than 30 years of experience in early-stage research, development and commercialization of healthcare robotics. Prior to Intuitive, he was the founder and CEO of Seismic, a spin-off venture from SRI International, which introduced a new integration of clothing and robotics designed to enhance mobility and overall quality of life for employee safety and consumer health. Prior to Seismic, Mahoney was the Director of SRI Robotics for more than seven years, where he led a team delivering cutting-edge robotics innovations and multiple spin out companies. He was the founding President of Silicon Valley Robotics. Mahoney received his B.S. and M.S. from Drexel University, and a Ph.D. in engineering from the University of Cambridge, England, where he attended on a Fulbright Scholarship.