Dr. Ayanna M. Howard
Chief Technology Officer
Dr. Howard has over 20 years of R&D experience covering a number of projects that have been supported by a range of agencies including: NSF, NASA, Procter and Gamble, New School Venture, and Intel. Her career focus is on intelligent technologies that must adapt to and function within a human-centered world. Her work, which encompasses advancements in artificial intelligence (AI), assistive technologies, and robotics, has resulted in over 250 peer-reviewed publications. To date, her unique accomplishments have been highlighted through a number of awards and articles, including highlights in USA Today, Upscale, and TIME Magazine, as well as being recognized as one of the 23 most powerful women engineers in the world by Business Insider. Prior to Zyrobotics, Dr. Howard was a senior robotics researcher at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory.