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Bob Horst

Advisor San Francisco Bay Area, US

Consultant and Expert Witness, HT Consulting. Previously Chief Technology Officer, Robotics, AlterG.

Consultant and Expert Witness, HT Consulting. Previously Chief Technology Officer, Robotics, AlterG.

4 vouches

Primary Skillsets

  • Electrical Engineering

Primary Cofounder Skillsets

  • • Electrical Engineering

Involved In


Tibion Corporation
Tibion Corporation


NetApp, Inc.
Hewlett Packard Enterprise


Technical Director Network Appliance November 2002 - December 2003
Technical Director Tandem Computers/Compaq March 1980 - March 1999
Consultant and Expert Witness HT Consulting December 2003 - present
Chief Technology Officer, Robotics AlterG May 2013 - December 2015
Founder / VP of R&D / CTO Tibion Corporation November 2002 - April 2013
Technical Director NetApp November 2002 - December 2003
Vice President, Research and Technology 3ware Incorporated April 1999 - March 2001
Technical Director Hewlett Packard Enterprise March 1980 - March 1999


University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Computer Science 1989 - 1991
Bradley University Electrical Engineering 1971 - 1975

Interested In

Joining an Early Team
Markets of Interest
  • • Transportation
  • • Robotics
  • • Hardware
  • • Social Impact
  • • Healthcare
  • • Wearable Tech
  • • Green
  • • Medical Devices

You Should Know About Me

Key Strengths

Patents • Robotics • FPGA • Patent litigation • Computer Hardware

Key Accomplishments

Not completed yet

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Bob Jardine
We worked together  •  Member of Technical Staff -- Software Engineer, Google. Previously Technical Director of Firmware Development, Tibion Corporation.
Best computer hardware designer I've ever encountered. Creative, innovative, out-of-the-box thinker. And an all around good guy.
Pankaj Mehra (a Top50 CTO)
We worked together  •  SVP & CTO (NYSE:FIO) VP & Senior Fellow (SNDK), SanDisk and Industry Liaison Chair, MMDS Foundation.
Bob draws from a wealth of experience in processors, networks, fault tolerance, electronics, power electronics, robotics, prosthetics, stora ... ge controllers and systems, even graphics. He knows a lot because he has done a lot. And he tends to be up to speed on the latest developments.
Chet Douglas
Sr. Manager, Business Development, Aavid Thermalloy and Co-Founder, Partner, Catapult1.
Bob knows robotics, start-ups, design, DFM and very insightful for early stage companies

Babu Rahman
We worked together  •  Program Manager, Maxtor Corp. University of California, Berkeley grad.
He is great at forming and motivating a high-performing cohesive team. Very smart but listens and learns from those with other expertise an ... d opinions.