Paul Perrone is founder and CEO of Perrone Robotics. He is the inventor of the MAX general-purpose robotics software platform. He founded and led the company’s R&D efforts for fielding and evolving MAX in commercial deployments and is now leading the company’s effort to commercialize MAX for widespread adoption. Paul led a 2005 DARPA Grand Challenge team, 2007 DARPA Urban Challenge team, and imbued rocker Neil Young’s extended range electric vehicle LincVolt with autonomy. Commercial efforts led by Paul have included autonomous ground and air vehicle, and vehicle/people perception applications. He was the principal behind the company’s development of robotic platforms for testing advanced driver assistance systems and automated vehicles for the likes of the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. Community efforts include chairmanship of the SAE On Road Autonomous Vehicle Standards Committee. On top of his 15+ years autonomous vehicle experience and 22+ years total industry experience, Paul is also a published author and distinguished public speaker.