Founder & CEO
Simon Kalouche is an inventor, engineer and entrepreneur developing next-gen intelligent robotic systems as founder and CEO of Nimble Robotics. Prior to founding Nimble, Simon was a PhD student and researcher at Stanford advised by AI icon Fei-Fei Li and the father of self- driving cars, Sebastian Thrun. Simon received an M.S. in Robotics from Carnegie Mellon's Robotics Institute and a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from The Ohio State University. Simon has developed intelligent robotic systems for warehouses, dynamic legged robots for the Department of Defense, space robots for NASA's Jet Propulsion Lab and autonomous off-road vehicles for the Air Force Research Lab. Simon holds dozens of research publications and patents and his work is featured in premium outlets such as WSJ, Forbes, Tech Crunch, IEEE Spectrum, The Verge, Wired, and Modern Material Handling. Simon is a Forbes 30 under 30, a NDSEG Graduate Research Fellow, a James R. Swartz Entrepreneurial Fellow and a NASA Space Grant Fellow.