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OUR TEAM

Paul Reckwerdt, co-founder and inventor

MadRobots is Paul Reckwerdt’s fifth company and one of the more exciting ones for him. Being happily married to a wonderful artist, this company blends his scientific background with his love of art, architecture and raw creation.  As Paul explained “It also is obviously a need in the art and industrial communities. Almost all robotics companies will not touch one-of-a-kind creations. We love them!”

 

Paul’s background in Physics and Mathematics has served him well in both the high energy physics community and in the medical industry. In the physics field he worked on large ion accelerators, free electron lasers, proton accelerators and many exotic systems.  In the medical field he has applied these skills to two novel companies. Geometrics, now owned by Phillips Corporation, where he helped design and create the first full 3D radiation treatment planning system. 

Following this he was one of the inventors, founder and president of TomoTherapy Inc. TomoTherapy builds a novel and successful cancer treatment system, now in over 50 countries around the world. TomoTherapy was Paul’s biggest company. He started it with seven people and built it up to over 750 people around the world. Going public in 2007 it had a market cap of $1.2 Bn dollars. Once Paul retired he started to look for a different adventure, and Madison Robots is it.

Through this all he have continued to love inventing and creating. Acquiring two top of the line Kuka Robots, he and his wife Ellen have realized their amazing potential. The creation of large sculptures and structures in almost any media is exciting, and some of our future ideas are even more amazing. Stay tuned. Come and share your dream with MadRobots and let our team make it come true

Heather Schatz, co-founder and artist

Heather Schatz graduated from the University of California, Berkeley, cum laude with honors with a Bachelor of Arts in Architecture and completed her Master in Fine Arts at Columbia University's School of the Arts, Visual Arts Program. She taught at Columbia’s MFA program for 12 years and is currently on the faculty of the Master of Fine Arts Program in Arts Practice at the School of Visual Arts, in New York City.

 

Schatz’s work spans a variety of media including painting, sculpture, and video, often combining these into one work.  She sees abstraction as a pivotal art form for our globalized, information-based society. From initial idea to fabrication, her projects  critically engage hierarchical models of cultural production, creating works which are simultaneously exclusive and democratic.

 

Schatz, currently working and exhibiting as Heather Schatz, has exhibited as ChanSchatz nationally and internationally and engaged with communities, individuals, galleries and museums including: Albion Gallery, London; Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, NY;  American University in Cairo, Cairo, Egypt; Austrian Cultural Forum, New York, NY; Center for Curatorial Studies, Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, NY; Contemporary Arts Center, Cincinnati, OH; Contemporary Arts Forum, Santa Barbara, CA; Los Angeles Municipal Gallery at Barnsdall Park, Los Angeles, CA; Madison Museum of Contemporary Art (MMoCA); Museum of Contemporary Art, Denver; Neuberger Museum of Art, Purchase, NY; Saatchi Gallery, London; School of Visual Arts, New York, NY, Swiss Institute, New York, NY; The Hunter Museum of American Art, Chattanooga, TN; Weatherspoon Art Museum, Greensboro, NC; Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY; XXIV Bienal de São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil.

 

The work has been written about by:  Adam Lerner, Director, Museum of Contemporary Art, Denver;  Bennett Simpson for Barbican Art Gallery, London; Douglas Drieshspoon, Curator Emeritus, Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, NY; Faye Hirsch for Art in America; Hilarie M. Sheets for The New York Times and ARTnews; Holland Cotter for The New York Times;  Johanna Burton for the Contemporary Arts Forum, Santa Barbara, CA; Johanna Drucker for Neuberger Museum of Art, Purchase, NY; Joseph Woodard for Santa Barbara News Press; Ossian Ward for Saatchi Gallery, London; Peter Lunenfeld for Lemon Sky, Los Angeles, CA; Susan Yelavich for Parsons School of Design, The New School, New York, NY; Sylvia Lavin for Department of Architecture and Urban Design, University of California, Los Angeles; Tim Griffin for Apex Art, New York, NY; Xandra Eden for Weatherspoon Art Museum, Greensboro, NC.

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Our team of business advisors and go to experts provide us invaluable guidance and resources to access industry leading, world class art, technology and innovation at the nexus of the two.

TONI SIKES  

Co-founder & CEO, CODAWOrX 

ROBERT CORBETT

Principal, Bob Corbett Architecture

Instructor, Madison College

NICHOLAS BENTLEY

COO, Robotic Solutions Inc

PETER S. DETTMER

Instructor & Co-Program Director – Robotics & Automation (AMST), Madison College