The Robot Whisperer stars are robotics experts Tony Karew with over 20 years of experience in manufacturing and Mike Laperre a technology enthusiast also with over 20 years experience in providing advanced technology solutions. Both Tony and Mike are engineers that have applied their expertise to the Transportation & Mobility, Aerospace & Defense, Industrial Equipment and other industry sectors.
Tony Karew is an Engineering Consultant, a competitive water-skier, and muscle car enthusiast with over 20 years of experience in manufacturing. In his career, Tony has helped create everything from automobiles and destroyers to fighter aircraft and Nascars. Innovative companies have been known to draw on his knowledge of robotics and simulation. During the past 13 years with Dassault Systèmes, Tony has seen firsthand how simulation technology helps companies through better engineering. "As a robot programmer, I was the first person to see the problem and was expected to be able to fix it. Once simulation was implemented, I was more able to control the destiny of the job by avoiding any potential problems before the build stage."
Tony's personal projects include restoring an original 1970 Pontiac Trans Am and being the lead singer in a local rock band.
Mike Laperre is an Electrical Engineer, avid traveler and technology enthusiast with more than 20 years of experience providing advanced technology solutions. Throughout his career, Mike has helped companies with technology acquisition decisions in Automotive, Aerospace, Industrial Equipment and many other industries.
Over the past 7 years, Mike has worked with Dassault Systèmes DELMIA to enable product design and manufacturing companies to utilize 3D simulation technology to reduce costs, bring products to market faster and gain competitive advantage.