We create order from chaos.

Plus One supports the mission of ‘always-on’ logistics.

We mitigate the persistent shortage of manual labor and allow your personnel to flow from monotonous tasks to higher value work. Through the integration of off-the-shelf high performance manipulators with our advanced vision capabilities, your robots will bridge the gap between steady state volume and surge. Plus One’s novel approach to human/robot collaboration and supervised autonomy ensures the systems are scalable, flexible, and fault tolerant.

Leadership Team

Erik Nieves, CEO & Co-Founder, Plus One Robotics

Erik Nieves

CEO & Co-founder
  • 25 years of experience deploying industrial robots, Yaskawa Motoman Robotics
  • Proven sales and operations leader
  • Recognized industry expert in collaborative robots
Shaun Edwards, CTO & Founder, Plus One Robotics

Shaun Edwards

CTO & Co-founder
  • 10+ years of manufacturing robotics software development experience, SwRI
  • Founder and maintainer of ROS-Industrial open source software repository
  • Lead software developer for robotic order fulfillment and material handling systems
Paul Hvass, COO & Co-Founder, Plus One Robotics

Paul Hvass

COO & Co-founder
  • 10+ years developing and testing robotic/electromechanical systems, SwRI
  • Led ROS-Industrial Consortium Americas as Program Manager 2013-2017
  • San Antonio Business Journal’s Tech Flash Titan, Tech Researcher award in 2015

David Scheffrahn

VP of Sales
  • Experienced, international sales leader in robotics and logistics
  • Strategic sales architect, changing organizations to drive top line growth
  • Led sales teams at Seegrid, Rethink Robotics, and Yaskawa Motoman


Gary Bradski

  • Founded and runs OpenCV (Open Source Computer Vision Library)
  • Co-founded the Stanford STAIR project which led to Willow Garage, PR2 robot, ROS, etc.
  • Co-founded Industrial Perception Inc.

Michael Brown

  • Warehouse Execution Software sales executive
  • Experienced in retail, dot Com, 3 Pl, and CGM solutions
  • Held executive positions at Dematic Reddwerks, Stout Industries, FKI Logistics

Dirk Elmendorf

  • CTO & Founder, Brokerage Engine
  • Education Ambassador & Founding Member, Geekdom
  • Co-founder and former Chief Technology Evangelist & Internal Systems, Rackspace Hosting

Ron Link

  • Supply chain and logistics executive
  • Deep experience in supply chain strategy
  • Held executive positions at Axidio, Binswanger, and CVS/Caremark

Gregory Rodriguez

  • EVP & General Manager, THG Ingenuity
  • Founding Angel, San Antonio Angel Network
  • Held executive positions at Peak Hosting and Rackspace Hosting