Daniel Theobald

Robot Specialist

With bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Mechanical Engineering from MIT, Daniel is well versed in the engineering sciences. Through his graduate work at the MIT AI Laboratory, he developed web-based control algorithms for a robotic Mars explorer, a progenitor of the NASA rovers Spirit and Opportunity. Graduating from MIT at the top of his class, Daniel received the Henry Ford II Scholar Award, the Hertz Foundation Award, and a fellowship from the National Science Foundation. He is the creator of the Convenient Care Model, which suggests that patients who have a more convenient healthcare experience will act more responsibly and will make better health decisions for themselves. Daniel has been interviewed for a number of print and onscreen appearances, including WGBH’s Innovation Hub, Fox News, the Economist, the BBC, and the Discovery Channel.