Some people collect rocks or figurines. Mike collects patents—he holds more than twenty. He’s built robots that roam everything from warehouses to factories. For Mike, it’s the control and vision systems that drive the next robot success. Often deep in thoughts, he’s not afraid to roll up his sleeves and go elbow deep into his next version. What pushes him is not making something cooler than anything the market has ever seen, but something smarter than the market has ever imagined.