Marek Sadowski – robotics expert and an entrepreneur. Being a graduate from the International Space University in Strasbourg Marek undertook a research on the photorealistic virtual reality system to control robots on Mars at NASA Ames. On a national TV channel Marek hosted a first season of the educational program “Why this?”. As a vice president of the Polish Astronautics Society PTA he organized 7 national robotics competitions for high school students.
While accumulating the business know-how and over 15 year experience in consulting for international corporations – he founded Robotics Inventions (“RI”) in 2004 to deliver robotics solutions and services for space, military, and industrial sectors. For the achievements in RI he received the Polish Market Innovation Leader 2013 award by the Legal Newspaper, and the Microenterprise 2013 in “Progres” class by Citi Bank and the Kronenberg Fund.
Marek succeeded in finding a Business Angel, and obtaining several million EU grants for R&D for home vacuum and mopping robots, a robot swarm control system, and an industrial class autonomous cleaning robot. After licensing RI blue prints of a home robot for production to a large European consumer goods producer he decided to build RI own consumer brand in USA and to launch in 2014 a campaign on Kickstarter with a Lego Friendly robot vacuum managed over Internet – the project has just been accepted for the Kickstarter. Since 2013 and after opening an office in Silicon Valley Marek has been working closely with Electric Power Research Institute on Non Disruptive Evaluation robot technologies and on advanced manufacturing.