Prof. Andrew Goldenberg

Dr. Goldenberg is the founder of Engineering Services Inc. (ESI) -, established in 1982. ESI is a high-technology company involved in the development of robotics-based automation and technology. Under his leadership, the company has achieved significant growth and a global leading role in a wide range of industrial sectors. From 2000 to 2001 Dr. Goldenberg was also the President of Virtek Engineering Science Inc. (VESI), a high-technology company formed after the acquisition of part of ESI by Virtek Vision International Ltd., a publicly listed company. Dr. Goldenberg is also President of Anviv Mechatronics Inc. (AMI), which he founded in 2006. Anviv is a high-technology company involved in the development of mechatronics products. In 2021 Dr. Goldenberg has established two companies active in AI-Embedded Robotics: TNL AI-Embedded Robotics Inc. and ESIRAI Inc. In May 2015 ESI has been acquired by a Chinese consortium located in Shenzhen, P.R. China. He has been the President of ESI after the acquisition until the Chinese consortium became a public company listed in Hong Kong. Dr. Goldenberg has been the Chief Technology Officer of the public company until May 12, 2019, when he left the public company. Dr. Goldenberg is also the founder of the field of Robotics at University of Toronto where he has been from 1982 as a Professor of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, cross appointed in the Institute of Biomaterials & Biomedical Engineering, and previously cross-appointed in the Electrical and Computer Engineering. He is as of 2011 a Professor Emeritus. Dr. Goldenberg is also an Adjunct Professor at Ryerson University and Guest Professor at Nanjing University of Science and Technology, P.R. China. Dr. Goldenberg has supervised to date one of the largest numbers of graduate students in the Faculty of Applied Science and Engineering (48 PhD and 67 MASc). He has an exceptional publication record with over 10500 citations (134 archival journal papers, 306 papers in major conferences, 15 book chapters and 95 patents granted and applied). As of May 2019, he has returned to the University on a part-time basis to work on graduate research in the use of Artificial Intelligence in Advanced Robotics, focusing on Personal Service Robots. This is the domain of research of RAL ‘2019. From 1975 to 1981 Dr. Goldenberg has been an employee of SPAR Aerospace Ltd., of Toronto, working on the development of the first Space Shuttle Remote Manipulator System (Canadarm). Dr. Goldenberg is a Life Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc. (IEEE), a Fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), a Fellow of the Engineering Institute of Canada (EIC), a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Engineering (CAE), a Fellow of The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), a Member of the Professional Engineers of Ontario (PEng), and a Designated Consulting Engineer in Ontario. He is the recipient of the 2010 PEO Engineering Medal for Entrepreneurship, the 2013 EIC Sir John Kennedy Medal for Outstanding Merit in the Engineering Profession, the 2016 IEEE A.G.L. McNaughton Gold Medal for Exemplary Contributions to the Engineering Profession, and the 2018 Ph.D. (Honorary) from the Technion, Israel Institute of Technology. Dr. Goldenberg is a former editor of the archival international journal IEEE Transactions on Robotics and Automation, and a member of the editorial boards of Robotica, Robotics in Japan, Journal of Robotics, Robotics Journal, Scientific World Journal, Industrial Engineering and Management Journal, SOJ Robotics and Automation and International Journal of Automation and Computing. Dr. Goldenberg obtained his PhD in 1976 at the University of Toronto, and his M.A.Sc. and B.Sc. degrees at the Technion, Israel Institute of Technology, in 1969 and 1972, respectively. Dr. Goldenberg was born in Bucharest, Romania.