Tobin is a kiteboarder and climber, in addition to being a Stanford trained engineer. He wanted to see flying cameras reach the same ease of use and polish as the products he helped create at IDEO. After being cut badly by an innocuous plastic bladed quadrotor, he also realized the massive safety risk from flying cameras. His real world experience adventuring and designing products are the basis for many of Vantage Robotics’ design innovations.
On April 20th, 2017, Tobin joined us at Stanford for a talk on not only about his robots, but his experiences as an entrepreneur after graduating from the Stanford Design Program.