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Nadia Cheng

Head of Operations at RightHand Robotics

Nadia Cheng, Head of Operations, has been with RightHand Robotics for almost three years and previously served as the Director of R&D at Empire Robotics (another Boston-based robotics startup). Nadia received her Ph.D. and M.S. degrees in Mechanical Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and a B.S. degree in Aerospace Engineering from the University of California, San Diego. At MIT, Nadia's research focused on developing squishy robots. She was also a National Defense Science and Engineering Research Fellow and has worked at the MIT Media Lab. Nadia has publications in robotics, air traffic management, tangible user interfaces, and nature-inspired cocktail garnishes, and has also worked in areas including medical devices, assistive technologies, and 3D printing.