Bob Christopher is the former CEO and co founder of Ugobe, the maker of Pleo. Pleo was the first life like robot with emotional intelligence that became a worldwide sensation selling over $19.7MM in the first year. Since Ugobe Bob helped launch Anybots (telepresence robots) and most recently JIBO (family robots) where he led the crowd funding campaign to raise over $2MM on Indiegogo that eventually supported a Series A raise of $26MM. Bob utilizes his hardware experience and visionary know-how at Highway1, StartX and Qualcomm's Robot Accelerator to help mentor the next generation of exciting hardware companies. Bob now leads innovation for Panasonic AVC division in Cupertino where he builds key initiatives in IoT, robotics and strategic alliances through LAB 1.0.