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Vaibhav Ghadiok

Vaibhav Ghadiok

EVP Engineering, Hayden AI

Biography

Vaibhav Ghadiok is an engineering leader with a track record of productizing robotics technology. He has over a decade of experience in sensing, perception, state estimation (localization/mapping/navigation), and control of autonomous UAVs and mobile robots. Currently, he is the VP of engineering at Hayden AI where he has architected the first autonomous traffic management platform to make our cities more efficient, equitable, and sustainable. Previously, he cofounded a company developing navigation solutions with commercially available radars that matched the performance of LiDAR-based navigation. At Nauto, he conceptualized, spearheaded and delivered a real-time collaborative HD mapping system for highly automated driving to one of the largest automotive OEMs in the world. A decade ago he designed one of the first visually-guided autonomous drones demonstrating the first instance of autonomous aerial manipulation in the world. He has built robots that fly, climb stairs, autonomously navigate indoors, interact with humans, and dock with spacecrafts.