Robotics Entrepreneur in Residence
Jorgen serves as our Robotics Entrepreneur in Residence at the Robotics Factory.
Mr. Pedersen founded RE2 Robotics, a leading developer of human-like robotic arms for unstructured environments, in July of 2001. Mr. Pedersen was responsible for the strategic direction of the Company, developing partnerships and alliances, and overseeing the day-to-day operations. His mission was to develop and manufacture intelligent mobile manipulation systems to improve worker safety and productivity in construction, energy, aviation, medical, and defense markets. In 2022, RE2 was acquired by Sarcos Robotics, where he served as the COO for a year after the acquisition.
Mr. Pedersen is a leader in the unmanned systems community. He has served as the Chairman of the Robotics Division of the National Defense Industrial Association, the Board of Trustees for NDIA, and the Board of Directors for the National Advanced Mobility Consortium.
Mr. Pedersen is also an advocate for robotics and manufacturing growth in Western Pennsylvania. He currently serves on the Board of Directors for Catalyst Connection and has previously served on the Technical Advisory Committee for the Advanced Robotics for Manufacturing Institute, with the goal of fostering manufacturing growth in the Pittsburgh region. Mr. Pedersen also serves on the Board of Directors for the Pittsburgh Robotics Network.
Mr. Pedersen has contributed to the growth of the robotics market for nearly 30 years, beginning his career as one of the founders of Carnegie Mellon’s National Robotics Engineering Center (NREC). Mr. Pedersen holds a M.S. degree in Robotics and a B.S. degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Carnegie Mellon University.