Felipe Chávez Cortés

CEO and Co-founder, Kiwibot

One of Berkeley SkyDeck’s amazing success stories, Felipe Chávez Cortés has led the way in autonomous robot delivery design and implementation. Kiwibot is trying to change the way food is delivered. Much like Caviar or DoorDash, Kiwibot enables customers to order food from participating restaurants using an app. But rather than arriving via delivery person, the food is delivered by a Kiwibot, an autonomous robot on wheels. Teaching a robot to navigate chaotic city streets and sidewalks alone is a huge technical challenge, one that Kiwibot is still in the process of mastering. But the company may face a challenge that’s even bigger: winning over a public with misgivings about sharing public spaces — and jobs — with robots.