DSC_7579_fMy name’s Matthew Borgatti. I am a maker, designer, and engineer. You may have seen some monsters I’ve built, printed objects I’ve released, or watched videos I’ve made. Chances are there’s one of my passports hanging around at your hackerspace.

I am the lead scientist at Super-Releaser, a robotics company developing technologies to usher soft robots into the real world. We have done product development for Google and engineering for NASA through a SBIR grant. We have developed medical device prototypes for SOLS and Phoenix Medical. Our focus is making soft robots practical by exploring them through a design for manufacture lens.

I got a BFA in industrial design from RISD in ’07. Between then and now I’ve built a fleet of plotter robots for Bond, developed projects in house for Instructables, built kite powered racers for Makani, designed the CNC curriculum at TechShop, and animated a TV series for NOVA.

My other hobbies include urban spelunking, developing open source products, graphic design, and photography.


Email me: sm.rah@m