About

About2018-11-21T13:27:46+00:00

Who we are

Cobalt fills an important gap in the spectrum of existing security solutions.

At one end of the spectrum are manned security guards; they are amicable and responsive but can be expensive and underutilized during uneventful shifts—a quintessentially dull task. At the other end is security technology such as cameras and access control—cheap and reliable, but unable to respond to nuanced situations and are frequently only used in after-the-fact investigations.

Jeff Bezos with the Cobalt robot, CEO Travis Deyle, and Robotics Engineer Survy Vaish at MARS 2018.

Cobalt’s Security Service combines advances in autonomous cars, machine learning, anomaly detection, and 2-way telepresence to allow a remote guard to be in many locations at once—providing high-level human intelligence, rapid situational awareness, real-time responsiveness, and perfect accountability—enabling security personnel to be in the right location at the right time, and at a compelling price point.

Cobalt’s Security Service combines advances in autonomous cars, machine learning, anomaly detection, and 2-way telepresence to allow a remote guard to be in many locations at once—providing high-level human intelligence, rapid situational awareness, real-time responsiveness, and perfect accountability—enabling security personnel to be in the right location at the right time, and at a compelling price point.

Major Investors

Dr. Travis Deyle
Dr. Travis DeyleCEO / Co-founder
Travis earned his PhD in Robotics from Georgia Tech, building some of the first mobile robots to operate in homes. He was among the MIT Tech Review Top Innovators under 35 in 2015.
Erik Schluntz
Erik SchluntzCTO / Co-founder
Named one of Forbes 30 under 30 in 2018, Erik earned an MS in electrical engineering from Harvard University and has worked on special projects for both Google[x] and SpaceX.

Founders

Cobalt was founded by roboticists Dr. Travis Deyle and Erik Schluntz. They introduced an original approach to advancing the physical security industry. After talking with industry experts and facilities professionals about the tools they use and why, Cobalt saw an opportunity to build a solution that seamlessly merged hardware, software, and people. The resulting robot is part of a more extensive, integrated service that both protects and interacts seamlessly with people in their workplace.

In just 12 months, Cobalt went from idea to paid robot deployments. Now, Cobalt helps safeguard company facilities, culture, real estate, data, employees, and more. We are continuing to expand our services to further support facility needs and services for employees and building occupants.

The Team

Rion Angeles
Rion AngelesOperations
Edmond B. Atto
Edmond B. AttoSoftware Engineer
Peregrine Badger
Peregrine BadgerProduct Engineering
Sean Bordley
Sean BordleyEngineering
Paul Carroll
Paul CarrollSoftware Engineering
Dennis Cui
Dennis CuiSoftware Engineering
Joshua Dean
Joshua DeanEngineering
Penina Finger
Penina FingerDesign
Bogdan Haiducu
Bogdan HaiducuEngineering
Robert Hall
Robert HallSoftware Engineering
Kriselle Laran
Kriselle LaranMarketing
Betty Liu
Betty LiuChief of Staff
Angela Martin
Angela MartinCommunications
Mark McCourt
Mark McCourtSales & Business Development
Praneet Nandakumar
Praneet NandakumarRobot Specialist
Shiloh Nordby
Shiloh NordbyRobot Specialist
Michael O’Kelly
Michael O’KellySoftware Engineering
Nick Olson
Nick OlsonSales
Alejandro Ramirez
Alejandro RamirezMechanical Engineering
Lynn Risinger
Lynn RisingerRobot Specialist
Melanie Sharr
Melanie SharrRobot Specialist
Mark Streeter
Mark StreeterMechanical Engineering
Survy Vaish
Survy VaishRobotics Engineering
Cobalt is Hiring!