Team Bio




Dr. Gregory Scott

Greg started his career by launching the Space Shuttle for NASA from the Mission Control Center before heading off to the University of Surrey where he completed his PhD in Space Robotics with a focus in planetary locomotion systems for exploration robots. He then worked for the US Naval Research Laboratory, where he acquired and managed over $10M in robotics R&D programs for NASA, DARPA, and the Navy.In 2013 he founded SRT, with the goal of bringing together service robots and commercial IoT devices from different manufacturers into the same ecosystem. Today, that goal is becoming a reality with the M1 Hardware Portal!




Dr. Karoline Pershell

Karoline is a mathematician with expertise in theoretical systems, statistical modelling, and data analytics. With years of experience traversing academia, government, and commercial enterprises, Karoline now leads SRT's efforts working with clients to make sure their stresses are addressed and problems are solved.




Vishal Kole

Vishal is a software developer with a passion for learning new technologies. Starting as an intern with SRT and moving quickly up to the CTO role, he is dedicated to the development of exciting new software technologies. He has led the commercialization of our primary software product. With his background in robotics software, he has led the new development of our Robotics Module and Mapping Robot products.




Dr. Ralf Meisenzahl

Ralf is a research economist with a PhD from Northwestern University. He focuses on empirical research on corporate loans, bank lending and firm investment using large datasets. This focus makes Ralf a great fit to maintain the best interests of SRT as we analyze investor opportunities, while also ensuring our financial projections and targets are both realistic and attainable.




Daniel Hull

Dan is a back-end software developer with a focus in software integration, testing, and hardware API development. He is lead developer on SRT’s API integration and focuses on bringing data from robots and IoT devices into the M1 Hardware Portal.




Khedija Khiyar

Khedjia has spent most of her career as an executive assistant, operations manager, and bookkeeper for small businesses in the Washington DC area. Here at SRT, Khedija offers a much needed balance to the otherwise deeply technical development team. She manages our books and day-to-day financial operations, does all aspects of research to ensure we’re well positioned in the market, and helps us make sure we can keep the lights on every month!




Laura Binz

Laura is a former Public Information Officer (PIO) for the Alexandria Police Department, Online Communications Specialist/PIO for the City of Falls Church, and Communications Manager for YSA (Youth Service America). She graduated in 2011 from Georgetown University with a Master of Professional Studies in Public Relations and Corporate Communications. With SRT, she leads our marketing and communications activities, including newsletters, website content, print and graphical media, and generally making us look good.




Dr. Jens Fritzenwanker

Jens is an Assistant Research Professor at Georgetown University. He is used to working with large data sets, has expertise when it comes to IoT devices, and has a keen understanding of the interactions between complex systems. These all make Jens a great fit for leading SRT's Hardware Partnership program.