Carol Reiley is a serial entrepreneur, scientist, and engineer with over 18 years of academic/industry experience in artificial intelligence and robotics. She’s a strong leader and innovator who focuses on building teams, building trust, and building products. Strives for efficiency, high impact, and getting things done.
She has co-founded multiple startups like the drive.ai, a Silicon Valley startup specializing in Level 4 self-driving cars that was acquired by Apple, she also built a 8 person company to 180 employees over 4 years with over $77M funding. Carol has launched several robotics products in highly regulated industries. She’s an advisor and creative collaborator of the SF Symphony.
She is active in diversity outreach events that advocate for understanding bias in AI, her work has been profiled in NYTimes, Harper’s Bazaar, Wired, The Atlantic, etc. In 2018 she was on the Top Women Founders in Tech and AI lists from Forbes, Inc, Quartz.
Educated at Johns Hopkins University and Santa Clara University specializing in Haptics and Computer Vision/AI. She has taught two new short courses as an instructor at J0hn Hopkins University and published over a dozen papers at top conferences and invented over 8+ patents.
Her research interests lies in the development of intelligent robotic systems that can aid humans in performing skillful tasks more effectively with application in surgery, industrial robotics, remote exploration, creative expression, and education.