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Steve Derby

Advisor Albany, New York Area, US

Automation Design, Pack Flow Concepts LLC and President, Distributed Robotics LLC. Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute grad.

Automation Design, Pack Flow Concepts LLC and President, Distributed Robotics LLC. Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute grad.

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Automation Design Pack Flow Concepts LLC March 2011 - present
President Distributed Robotics LLC November 1998 - present
Assoc Prof - Retired Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute 1977 - 2009
President GRASP June 1982 - July 1991

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Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Mechanical Engineering 1972 - 1981

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  • • Robotics

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Daniel Cook
We worked together  •  President, SPLICE Automation LLC. Previously Mechanical Automation & Tool Engineer, New Balance. Massachusetts Institute of Technology grad.
Steve is a creative, out-of-the box thinker who consistently thinks of ways to simplify and innovate existing processes.
Tim Richter
We worked together  •  Senior Systems Engineer, GE Transportation. Previously Senior Systems Engineer, GE Global Research. Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute grad.
Steve has a ton of experience working in both academia and industry, so he has been there, done that and learned heaps along the way. He wa ... s my professor at RPI where he always had time to answer questions and inspire us. Everytime I run into Steve, I have to ask him what he is working on now - he is relentless in his passion for automation and robotics. All of that experience and passion combined with his "just a great guy" personality and Steve brings everything a mentee would need.
Ismail Fidan
We worked together  •  Professor, Tennessee Tech University and Associate Editor, IEEE Transactions on Components, Packaging and Manufacturing Technology. Rensselaer P
Dr. Derby was my PhD advisor. He is always innovative and cutting edge. I have gained a number of real-world engineering skills from him, an ... d that made me well-prepared for the challenges I have faced in my academic and industrial practices. His endless energy, practical knowledge and positive personality will make him successful in all of his projects and initiatives. I strongly support him without any reservation.

Daniel Cook
They're my professor  •  President, SPLICE Automation LLC. Previously Mechanical Automation & Tool Engineer, New Balance. Massachusetts Institute of Technology grad.
Daniel has a vision, asks the right questions, and if it makes sense, goes at a problem and solves it. His training has shown him how the wo ... rld works traditionally, but Dan likes to break out of the box

Tim Richter
They're my professor  •  Senior Systems Engineer, GE Transportation. Previously Senior Systems Engineer, GE Global Research. Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute grad.
Tim has had the experience of working with a startup automation firm, watching the ups and downs of how a company is run, and has big time e ... xperience with GE. His viewpoint has the range of benefits and tradeoffs so he will do well!