Director of Product Development Engineering
Manas Menon is a Director of Product Development Engineering. He leads the System Integration Verification and Validation (SIVV) team. Prior to joining Shield AI, Manas ran an independent engineering consulting practice and served as the CTO of Glissade Dental, a medical device startup, where he developed the company’s first working prototype dental scanner. Manas earned his bachelor of science in Bioengineering from UC Berkeley. He holds a PhD in Mechanical Engineering, along with an MS in Mechanical Engineering and an MS Electrical Engineering & Computer Science from Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He holds 20 patents across a variety of industries.
The Role of Trust in Testing
What role does trust play in the testing process? Why is testing important in building trust? Testing builds confidence that not only do we say something will work, we have shown that it will work, and we’ve shown that again and again in a specified set of scenarios. Testing provides that ground truth information.
How To Build a Radio for a Robot
At Shield AI, we develop artificially intelligent robots and systems for a safer and more secure world. Our first product, Nova can operate autonomously, but to be most effective it requires a communications link to the operator. The operator uses this link to change robot plans, take manual control, and most importantly get a first person video stream from the robot.