Thursday afternoon we were honored to have Kristiyan Mihaylov, co-founder of Professional Association of Robotics and Automation (PARA), a robotics incubator program. He is from Bulgaria and in addition to touring Chicago and other parts of the U.S., he attended the Rotary Club of Greater Huntsville meeting on Wednesday, and on Thursday visited Jemison and our robotics lab.
PARA fosters partnerships that connect robotic and automation companies and best practices for the industry throughout Bulgaria. Kris is a Young Transatlantic Innovation Leaders Initiative (YTILI) Fellow who came to the U.S. through Global Ties Alabama.
He visited the Rocket City Regional last weekend, and wanted to learn more about our team. The students spent a while talking to him and learning what Incubator programs are. The team explained and demonstrated the robot to him, and at Wednesday's Rotary Lunch he got to drive the bot for a while.