Borislav (Bobby) Marinov: Co-Founder and Author
Bio-Engineering, Pre-Med UC San Diego
Exoskeleton and robotics enthusiast. This website is a culmination of his love for innovation and new technologies. Enjoys developing new talent and ideas. Star Wars fan. Inspired by films like the Iron Man series and Edge of Tomorrow that illustrates how close exoskeletons have come to market.
“I believe that wearable robotics in the form of exoskeletons and exosuits are going to inevitably become a part of every single household. After Thanksgiving, my grandmother told me how she doesn’t feel comfortable with the idea of a robot being strapped onto her while she is walking. She said that she always does better on her own, and that man-made devices slow her down. She then reached for her glasses but I grabbed them before her. My grandmother was puzzled and politely asked me to give her glasses back, but I refused. After all, glasses are man-made assistive devices. Originally, glasses were glass/crystal that has been shaped and polished to change the focal point of the human eyes and came in a metal casing with a handle! My grandmother countered that glasses are not assistive devices, but just glasses.
I believe that exoskeletons will go through the same process as the common reading glasses. In the past, glasses were cloudy, heavy, rare and extremely expensive. In time, the technology evolved and became more accessible. We now have different glasses for different eye impairments, magnifying glasses to look at something closer and binoculars to look at objects that are far away. Glasses come in all shapes, sizes and power depending on the need, and over the centuries they have become a common object in every single household that no one even notices anymore.” – Bobby, Nov 2015
Tri Dao: Co-Founder and Content Editor
Advertising + Creative Writing, San José State University
An exoskeleton novice but passionate about content creation and new industries. Very interested in exoskeletons from the human perspective and how they can affect the life of an average man/woman. A technology skeptic at heart, but “skepticism is the foundation of quality control.”
“Before we founded ExR, I’d never heard of an exoskeleton, much less know what they can do or what they were for. I believe that the majority of the mainstream public is in the same boat, which is why communities such as Exoskeleton Report and the Wearable Robotics Association are so necessary.
I’ve learned that the future doesn’t necessarily lie in artificial intelligence. By keeping the human elements and having the robotics work with the person and not for, exoskeletons are bringing about this exciting idea of collaboration that I really love. I wanted to help ensure that ExR is a place that anyone can learn, join in, and get excited about exoskeletons without being a robotics expert or have an engineering background. As long as there’s an interest, you’re in the right place.” – Tri, Mar 2016
Lyubomir Ganev: Business to Business Communications Advisor
International MBA, Nyenrode Business University
International Project Management, University of National and World Economy
Lyubomir is an international business development executive and project manager with a specialist pedigree in account, sales, and market development. He brings twelve years of experience in senior positions from a multitude of leading companies in the electronics, technology, information services, manufacturing and banking industries.
Marcus Pyles: Systems Engineer
Marcus Pyles is a Systems Engineer with great love for all wearable robotics, including exoskeletons and powered prosthetics. He is the author of two wearable robotics books:
79 Wearable Robotics Companies & University Programs Around the World: A Look at This New Industry and Its Main Players, from Exoskeletons to Bionic Limbs (Amazon.com), and Cyborgs Among Us: SEO Search Terms To Keep An Eye On The Wearable Robotics Industry: Know What to Search for & How to Be Searchable Online (Amazon.com) Marcus is a guest writer for the Exoskeleton Report and the team thanks him for his contributions.
Timothy is studying physics and psychology at Northern Arizona University, in the honors program. He also holds a patent in his name for a caged animal quieting system. Timothy is a regular presence in financial forums related to exoskeletons. He has a great appreciation of the business end of the exoskeleton industry.