Franklin Robotics


We have designed, built, and shipped robots at scale, both for agriculture (@ Harvest Automation) and consumers (@ iRobot). Collectively, we have experience in concept generation, design/implementation, engineering management, product management, QC/QA, and CM integration. Our team, which includes a co-inventor of the Roomba, is dedicated to improving the way that we, as a society, improve the way that we grow our food.

Management Team


Rory MacKean

Harvest Automation (mobile ag robots), Superpedestrian, MobileRobots


Joe Jones

CTO/Cofounder @ Harvest Automation, first full-time hire @ iRobot and co-inventor of Roomba


John Chase

iRobot, Bose, Qinetiq