PAGE Video Series: CyPhy Works' Helen Greiner


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Throughout her career, Helen Greiner has been known for her visionary technological contributions that combine engineering and innovation to create new products that change the world we live in. “Engineers these days come in all different forms, genders, races, and you need that to add a diverse background to your products,” she said.

Helen is currently the CEO of CyPhy Works, Inc, a company that designs and delivers innovative robots.  In 1990, she co-founded iRobot, which has become the global leader of mobile robots, with the success of the Roomba™ Vacuuming Robot, the PackBot™, and SUGV Military Robots.

For Helen, inspiring the next generation of young people to work in the Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) fields is crucially important to our global, technology-driven economy, and she believes that there are significant opportunities for innovation and entrepreneurship within these fields.

As a member of the Presidential Ambassadors for Global Entrepreneurship (PAGE) initiative, Helen hopes to reach these young people through her Signature Initiative. Over the course of the year, Helen will work to inspire young people to become engineers and then entrepreneurs through exposure to robotic technologies. Her speaking engagements include keynoting the 2015 Congress of Future Science and Technology Leaders and the 2016 BotBall Championships.  Helen will follow up on these early exposure programs, and continue to foster technological literacy through her work as a trustee of the Boston Museum of Science and advisor to Worcester Polytechnic Institute.

Watch Helen talk about the intersection of technology and entrepreneurship here.

About PAGE:

Launched in April 2014, PAGE was created to develop the next generation of entrepreneurs both at home and abroad. The initiative formed as a partnership among celebrated entrepreneurs, the White House, the Department of Commerce, and the U.S. Department of State. In the initiative’s first year, PAGE members utilized their knowledge, ideas, and talent to empower the next generation of entrepreneurs both at home and around the world to promote the program’s mission. As PAGE kicks off its second year, each ambassador has agreed to take the lead on his or her own signature initiative to address the global growing demand for engagement with America’s most respected and celebrated business creators.


PAGE Ambassador – Helen Greiner of CyPhy Works

Presidential Ambassador for Global Entrepreneurship (PAGE) and CEO of CyPhy Works Helen Greiner speaks about her Signature Initiative, which aims to inspire kids to pursue careers in the math and engineering fields.
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Last updated: 2016-08-09 13:11

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