Senior Principal Technologist - Amazon Robotics
Beth is a Senior Principal Technologist for Amazon Robotics. Beth has been Founder and CEO of several successful startups, most notably EXOS, Inc., which was venture capital backed and sold to Microsoft in 1996. Since then she has been involved in 30 start-ups in a variety of fields as a founder, investor, or advisor. She was an advisor and investor in Leap Frog and has been involved in entertainment and mobile companies. Beth is an acknowledged expert in VR, AR and the hand-device interface space and has been an expert in support of prior patent litigations.
Beth has a Ph.D. in biomechanics from the Imperial College in London, England where she was a Marshall Scholar. Her first two degrees were from MIT in the department of Mechanical Engineering. She has served on the faculty of MIT in the department of Mechanical Engineering. Beth has been a member of the Board of the MIT Enterprise Forum and the MIT Corporation Visiting Committee in Mechanical Engineering. She is also a current member of the Council for the Arts at MIT.
When asked why Beth decided to join Amazon she highlighted that she loves working with some of the smartest people in the industry to solve the hardest problems in robotics. “I love working on challenges that will have a significant impact and seeing my solutions in action in the real world almost immediately at Amazon fulfillment centers. I especially love mentoring young engineers and women to innovate and create the future.” Aside from working with talented people she appreciates the uniqueness of her job. “As an industry, our job is to identify tasks that can be automated and look for ways humans and robots can work together to gain a better result,” Beth said. “At Amazon, it’s exciting to see robots helping our full-time employees at our fulfillment centers and fueling superfast delivery on behalf of customers.”