Dr. Henrik Christensen is a distinguished professor of Computer Science at the University of California, San Diego and a researcher, entrepreneur, and investor. At UC San Diego, he is also the Qualcomm Chancellor's Chair in Robot Systems, and director of the Contextual Robotics Institute, the Cognitive Robotics Laboratory, and the Autonomous Vehicle Laboratory. His academic research focuses on robotics and AI and he is the main editor of the US National Robotics Roadmap. As an entrepreneur, he has co-founded multiple companies including Robust.AI, AeroScan, and Intelligent Machines and is a consultant to high-growth companies on four continents. He is also engaged in investments in publicly traded companies and startups as an advisor to Calibrate Ventures and Spring Mountain Capital, as well as a co-founder of ROBO Global. Dr. Christensen’s research on robotics, computer vision, and AI has been published in 400+ contributions and has been adopted by companies such as Electrolux, ABB, KUKA, Boeing, iRobot, and General Motors. He holds a PhD in Electrical and Electronics Engineering from Aalborg University.