Steve Altman Joins Brain Corporation™ Board of Directors to Accelerate
Adoption of BrainOS™, the Learning Operating System for Robots
BrainOS™ beta developer program launching in the fall
SAN DIEGO, July 22, 2014
SAN DIEGO, July 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --Brain Corporation announced today the
addition of Steve Altman, former president and vice chairman of Qualcomm
Incorporated, to its board of directors. In his new role, he will leverage his
experience as a 15-year member of Qualcomm's Executive Committee to advise the
During his tenure with Qualcomm, Altman provided direction and guidance on key
initiatives across all areas of the business, as well as on overall company
vision and strategy. He led the creation of Qualcomm's IP licensing strategy,
which became a catalyst for the rapid worldwide growth of CDMA technology and
the success of the Qualcomm Technology Licensing business.
"Brain Corporation is pioneering the next revolution for the robotics market,"
said Steve Altman. "I'm very excited about joining the board of Brain
Corporation, and I look forward to providing guidance to the company as it
continues to develop its business strategy."
Brain Corporation is launching the Brain Operating System (BrainOS™) to enable
the creation of autonomous, adaptive, and affordable robots. Instead of being
programmed, robots powered by BrainOS™ are trained like animals by showing
examples of desired behaviors. In combination with low-power and
high-performance processors developed for the smartphone market, BrainOS™
enables the development of capable consumer robots for everyday applications.
"We have adapted to robotics recent progress in neuroscience and machine
learning and put it on mobile processors that power the most advanced digital
products in the world; this will substantially reduce cost and speed time to
market of consumer robots for our partners worldwide," said Dr. Eugene
Izhikevich, founder and chief executive officer of Brain Corporation. "Steve
brings to our board a deep understanding of licensing strategy to grow our
"This combination of software and hardware technologies will enable the
creation of entirely new applications in consumer and service robots," said
Matt Grob, executive vice president and CTO of Qualcomm. "We are very pleased
to support Brain Corporation's efforts."
BrainOS™ will be available in beta to select developer partners in the fall.
For more information on the developer program, please visit
About Brain Corporation
Brain Corporation is making intelligent and useful machines a part of everyday
life with the world's first training-based operating system for robots. The
company's Brain Operating System (BrainOS™) in combination with low-power,
high-performance smartphone processors will enable a new era of capable,
low-cost, autonomous consumer robots that can sense, decide, and act by
learning within different environments. Brain Corporation employs leading
computer scientists, computational neuroscientists, machine learning experts,
and roboticists to develop efficient operating, learning, and control systems
for the next generation of robots.
Qualcomm Incorporated is an investor in Brain Corporation.
For more information about Brain Corporation, please visit
Jenny Corsey, APR
Allison+Partners for Brain Corporation
SOURCE Brain Corporation
Press spacebar to pause and continue. Press esc to stop.