Louis Rosenberg, PhD


founded Unanimous AI to pursue his combined interests in collaborative systems and human-computer interaction. Rosenberg attended Stanford University where he earned his Bachelor’s, Master’s, and PhD degrees. His doctoral work focused on robotics, virtual reality, and human-computer interaction. While working as a graduate researcher at the U.S. Air Force’s Armstrong Labs in the early 1990s, Rosenberg created ‘Virtual Fixtures’, the first immersive Augmented Reality system ever built. Rosenberg then founded Immersion Corporation to pursue virtual reality technologies.  As CEO of Immersion, he brought the company public in 1999 (NASDAQ: IMMR). Rosenberg also founded Microscribe LLC, maker of the world’s first desktop 3D digitizer – the Microscribe 3D – which has been used in the production of countless feature films, including Shrek and Ice Age (acquired in 2009). More recently, Rosenberg founded Outland Research, a developer of advanced interfaces for mobile devices (acquired in 2012).  He’s also worked as a tenured Professor at California State University (Cal Poly), teaching design and entrepreneurship.  Rosenberg has been awarded more than 350 patents for his technological efforts. He currently lives in California as a longtime vegan, animal rights supporter, and friend of squirrels.

Check out his recent TED TALK on the power of Hive Minds here.