Bob Crockett

In 2012, Dr. Crockett co-founded HaptX with Jake Rubin, who had a vision to develop a technology enabling the virtual world to be indistinguishable from real life. Dr. Crockett, a professor and the Chair of the Biomedical Engineering Department at Cal Poly, brought over 25 years’ experience in systems engineering to the nascent company. He now guides HaptX’s hardware development and future-looking initiatives, helping the company move ever closer toward realizing its ambition of full-body immersion. Prior to joining HaptX, Dr. Crockett was founder and President of Xeragen, Inc., a biotech startup, and was employed by the McDonnell Douglas Space Systems Company, where he was a lead engineer and Principal Investigator on projects to develop technology evolution plans for the International Space Station.