San Diego Business Journal

Former Qualcomm Exec Joins Board of Brain Corp.

By Brad Graves Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Steve Altman, the former president and vice chairman of Qualcomm Inc. who led the creation of that company’s technology licensing strategy, has joined the board of Brain Corp.

San Diego-based Brain Corp. makes the Brain Operating System for robots. Instead of being programmed, robots running the operating system would learn from experience. The business expects to offer a beta version of its product to select developers in the fall.

Qualcomm (Nasdaq: QCOM) is an investor in Brain Corp., as is the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, better known as Darpa. Eugene Izhikevich, who holds a doctorate in mathematics, is the company’s CEO.