The excerpt below comes from Forbes/Wolfe Emerging Technology Report’s recent full-length interview with Helen Greiner, co-founder of iRobot and founder and CEO of CyPhy Works. In 1990, she co-founded iRobot [IRBT], which has become the global leader of mobile robots with the success of the Roomba™ Vacuuming Robot and the PackBot™ and SUGV Military Robots. Ms. Greiner served as President of iRobot until 2004 and Chairman until October 2008. She has been honored as a Technology Review Magazine “Innovator for the Next Century” and has been awarded the DEMO God Award and DEMO Lifetime Achievement Award. Helen holds a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering and a master’s degree in computer science, both from MIT.