Hiten Sonpal Appointed as the New Chief Product and Strategy Officer of Robin Autopilot

By Applied Tech Review | Friday, October 16, 2020

Robin Autopilot USA announced that it had appointed Hiten Sonpal as its chief product and strategy officer.

FREMONT, CA: Robin Autopilot USA, a prominent solution provider in the growing North American robotic mower and lawn maintenance market, announced that it had appointed Hiten Sonpal as its chief product and strategy officer. Sonpal will lead Robin Autopilot's product and software engineering functions and supervise its latest investments and current innovation efforts.

Sonpal has a strong background as the leader in worldwide product development, technological innovation, and engineering for the home robotics industry. He has even spent more than 15 years with iRobot, where he was positioned in various leadership roles in engineering. These directed investments increased the innovation at the company and made efforts to reduce time to market. His most recent position in the company was as the iRobot's lawn care program leader. Hiten Sonpal also is the founder of ParaMow/Outwork Robots. He has earned his bachelor's degree in computer engineering from the University of Evansville and currently doing earning a master's degree in computer science from Georgia Institute of Technology.

"Hiten will help guide Robin Autopilot's efforts to be the technology leader in developing solutions for the growing robotic mowing industry, as we continue to develop our products and technology platform to accelerate adoption of robotic mowing within the US and bring the benefits of autonomous mowing to our landscaping customers," said Logan Fahey, chief executive officer of Robin Autopilot. "With his broad experience in designing complex products, implementing organizational improvements and building exceptional teams, Hiten will be a strong addition to our team."

Robin Autopilot's software platform offers solutions that allow the landscapers to provide robotic mowing to their customers with software that can manage their fleet and jobs, training, and educational materials for their staff and customers. Robotic mowers are battery-powered, programmable, and energy- and cost-efficient. It can be utilized regularly for keeping a lawn trimmed to a precise length, which results in a more attractive environment with pollution-reducing benefits, which is equivalent to replacing two family cars with electric vehicles. It even permits the landscapers and lawn maintenance crews to provide a more dependable and eco-friendly lawn care solution than traditional gas-powered mowing.

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