Marco Mascorro

Entrepreneur. Roboticist. Inventor.

Solving problems with startups, code, robots and applied AI.


Marco is an entrepreneur, AI & Robotics engineer, Inventor, and living in San Francisco.

He is CEO & co-founder (co-founded with NASA Astronaut Dan Barry, Tasha McCauley, James Fan and others) of Fellow AI (FKA Fellow Robots), a VC-backed, Silicon Valley-based AI/robotics company revolutionizing the supply chain automation of with the use of software automation, robotics & AI.

He also sits on advisory boards for some startups and occasionally invests in some.

- He is the inventor of OSHbot, NAVii, and LoweBot (Lowe's Robot), the first fully autonomous customer service and inventory management robots. - Deployed with multiple Fortune 500 Co's &leading to multi-million dollar contracts with some of the largest companies in the world in retail, factories and data centers (Lowe's, Toyota, Sam's (Walmart), Johnson & Johnson, Actapio (Yahoo! Japan), BevMo, & others).

- He grew Fellow from a small lab at NASA Research Park to the creation and deployment of multiple robots and AI software with some of the largest Fortune 500.

- He has raised over $8,400,000 from multiple Silicon Valley investors, Tencent and one of the world largest OEMs.

- Named by Forbes as a the 30 under 30 and by MIT as Innovator under 35 (MIT TR35).

- He is the creator of an open source COVID-19 ventilator. The project went viral and has been helping over 200 teams around the world. More info below. Here's the story covered by the BBC.

- He (and his work) have been featured in WSJ, New York Times, Bloomberg, IEEE, Discovery Channel, MIT Technology Review, Forbes, Nikkei, and others (see below).

- He is the former director of the Innovation Lab and former Robotics & AI faculty of Singularity University at NASA Research Park.

- He joined BMW Research & Innovation Center in Munich to engineer concept cars. His designs come in the 2014 production car series.

- He has developed multiple robots, and software products used by some of the largest Fortune 500 Companies leading to multi-million dollar contracts.

- He built an autonomous Robot for nuclear exploration due to the Fukushima Accident, and an autonomous wheelchair robot for disabled people at the Kanazawa Institute of Technology, Japan.

- He started programming and building robots at age 11. In his undergrad, he consistently had the best grades in Physics, Electronics, Math and programming. He graduated as second best GPA with Cum Laude honors.

- He has author of multiple patents on Robotics, Computer Vision, AI, sensors, and automation. More than 8 of his patents can be found here.


Lowe's OSHbot Robot partnership:
Other outlets that have covered some stories on Marco:


Here are some of the public robots and projects Marco has built:

OSHBot- Autonomous Customer Service Robot.

OSHBot navigates you through stores helping you find your products. Deployed in Orchard Supply Hardware stores.
NAVii - Autonomous Customer Service and Inventory scanning Robot.

NAVii guides you and helps you find products. It also scans inventory in the night. Deployed in Lowe's, BevMo, SAM's, PARCO Japan, Toyota, and other industrial locations.
Cobot (Coca Cola) Social autonomous robot.

The autonomous social robot was developed in collaboration with Coca Cola for the creation of a social robot.
SIMPL - Neural Net Vision system for Robot Arms.

The easy to use interface allows any person with no programming experience to use and program industrial robots.
COVID-19 Contact tracing

The contact tracer allows people to socially distance (by an haptic feedback) and keep track of every contact within 10 feet precisely, utilizing Ultra-wideband (UWB).
COVID-19 Ventilator

The Open Source COVID-19 ventilator has been helping over 200 teams around the world. Marco and the Resilient Breath team have been working and manufacturing multiple ventilators to help with the relief of COVID-19.
Telepresence robot

Originally when we started Fellow Robots, we developed multiple versions of telepresence robots.
KuruRobo - Autonomous wheelchair

Developed an autonomous wheelchair robot for disabled people while I was doing Computer Vision research at the Kanazawa Institute of Japan.
Nuclear Exploration Robot

Autonomous humanoid exploration robot in Japan due to the Fukushima accident. IREX 2011
Exploration Rover
Developed an exploration rover for search and rescue in nataral distasters. Project was developed at the Kanazawa Institute of Technology
Kanzawa Institute of Technology - AI and Robotics Lab
Electrathon Competition (2009)

High efficiency, high speed, electric vehicle.

First place in best design


Marco builds, advises and invests in startups/projects that are solving problems that he is personally interested in solving.


- Space Robotics (for exploration, manufacturing and mining).

- Decentralized Databases, Orgs, NFTs and fiats (Blockchain).

- Advanced manufacturing (the robots that make the robots).

- Computer Vision applications.

- Applied AI (solving today's problems).

- Coding & developer tools.

- Advanced sensors and electronics.

- Automation (software bots and robots).