Henry Thorne – Living on Top
As a roboticist with more than 33 years of experience, Henry is co-founder and CTO at 4moms, a consumer technology company that makes high-tech baby gear. He leads product development, and designs the company’s most complex systems.
Henry became well known in the robotics industry after inventing Cye in1999, the first personal robot that could vacuum a house and carry 15 pounds of goods. He had been a senior engineer at General Motors where he programmed bulky robots to weld the frames of models such as the Buick Regal, Pontiac Grand Prix and Chevy Cutlass Supreme. Prior to co-founding 4moms, Henry founded Aethon, a leading maker of automated robots for hospitals.
Henry is a graduate of Carnegie Mellon University. He currently lives in Pittsburgh, Penn., with his wife Karen. Henry met Karen playing ultimate Frisbee in college, and 30 years later, the family shares nine national and world titles.
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