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Jay M. Wong, Co-Founder, Southie Autonomy

Jay M. Wong is an entrepreneur, roboticist, and co-founder of Southie Autonomy. He now leads the engineering effort on Southie’s “no-code” robotics automation platform—which uses augmented reality and artificial intelligence to enable human operators to quickly redeploy robots without any computer skills. His work has been acknowledged by several notable awards, including the KUKA Innovation Award and the Mercedes-Benz Innovation Award.

Prior to Southie, Wong held positions as a Robotics Scientist at Draper and Visiting Scientist roles at MIT and Harvard University, where he served as an autonomy expert on a large research project to mature autonomous mobile manipulation technology. While at Draper, he was briefly project lead for the laboratory’s cloud robotics research initiative.