Erin is the Director of Autodesk Inc.’s Robotics Lab in San Francisco. She is driven to discover how to leverage intelligent software tools to bridge the gap between a digital design of a building or product, and how that design is made in the physical world. She and her research team are developing tools so industrial robots can intelligently make things by sensing, responding and adapting to new information in real-time. Under Erin’s leadership, Autodesk’s Robotics Lab is using artificial intelligence and closed-loop controls to teach robots new tasks in manufacturing and construction. Erin also co-founded the Generative Design practice at Autodesk – she helped incubate the technology from concept to commercialization. She holds a PhD in Information and Computer Science.