For years, Tomoaki Kasuga worked at Sony as a key member of the AIBO development team. He had a challenging and fulfilling job and was involved in one of the most well known and most highly respected robot projects in the world. But he wanted to do more. He had a dream.
More than anything, he wanted to create a humanoid robot that would be completely open, an easy application development platform and could move around and actively communicate and interact with its environment. He wanted to design the type of robot that, as a software developer, he had always wanted to have but could never find on the market.
Finally, his passion became so compelling that he struck out on his own, quit his job at Sony, obtained investment capital and established a new company, Speecys, which is dedicated to making his dream robot a reality.