Tercero Technologies is a Pittsburgh-based artificial intelligence company focused on research, development, and integration of autonomous vehicle and robotics software and hardware, as well as other novel applications of autonomy and machine learning technologies. We are excited to be a part of Pittsburgh’s growing AI and robotics community.
As a roboticist, software engineer, electrical engineer, technology entrepreneur, and intellectual property attorney, Carl brings a unique combination of technical, business, and legal expertise to Tercero. He has over 20 years of software, hardware, embedded systems, robotics, autonomous/self-driving vehicle, perception, and machine learning experience as both an engineer and an engineering manager. This includes his participation as a perception engineer during the first DARPA Grand Challenge autonomous vehicle competition, his early work on QinetiQ North America’s TALON robotic system, and his previous work developing and managing autonomous vehicle R&D projects for defense and commercial customers.
As a technology and intellectual property lawyer previously with Sidley Austin, he also has experience structuring complex IP licensing and corporate legal transactions for companies ranging from Silicon Valley startups to some of the world’s top technology companies. He is also a registered patent attorney.
Carl holds a joint JD-MBA from Northwestern University’s Pritzker School of Law and Kellogg School of Management, an M.S. with a focus on autonomous vehicles from the University of Florida, and a B.S. in Electromechanical Engineering from Wentworth Institute of Technology. He currently serves on the advisory board of the Bluhm Legal Clinic at Northwestern Law.