Mike Dooley


Mike Dooley is a leading pioneer in consumer robotics, successfully shipping millions of robots into homes for over the past 20 years. He launched the original LEGO MindStorms product line, introducing millions of kids to robotics as well as the best-selling product in the history of LEGO. He later co-invented and launched what is now the Braava series of smart robotic mops (acquired by iRobot) and helped develop the systematic mapping behaviors used in Roomba today.

In 2017, Mike co-founded Labrador Systems to introduce a new generation of assistive robots to help people live more independently. The company closed its first round of venture financing in 2019 led by SOSV/HAX, with iRobot and the Amazon Alexa Fund participating.

Mike has an MBA from Stanford University and BA in Psychology from Tufts University.

8:15 AM PST

Friday April 8, 2022

LIVE - Are Robots the Future of Aging-in-Place?

With growing demand, caregiver shortages, and preference for in-home care, are robots the answer to successfully aging-in-place? Robots can now take the form of companions, household assistants, and care providers. While we are not quite living as the Jetsons just yet, are we on our way there? Join us for this exciting panel discussion about the future of aging-in-place and the place of home robots in it, moderated by Keren Etkin, author of The AgeTech Revolution.