Dr. Hingwe has been at Intuitive Surgical since 2008 and is responsible for the Surgeon Console development. He also leads development of algorithms that control the robot behavior and translate surgeons hand motion into surgical instrument motion. Prior to Intuitive he was in IBM-Hitachi in the disk drive business where he led the motion control group. He graduated with a PhD from UC Berkeley in 1997 and was a post doc at UC Berkeley until 2000 working on autonomous vehicles.
He has been in the EPPIC Executive Committee since 2018. He is on the board of Los Altos Community Botball, an organization that promotes STEM and leadership in middle and high school students through KIPR’s Botball game platform. He has been coaching Botball teams in Los Altos for the past four years.