Bill Peine is the senior director of system architecture on Medtronic’s Surgical Robotics R&D team, leading the development of the company’s new teleoperated soft-tissue surgical robotics platform, the Hugo™ robotic-assisted surgery (RAS) system.
Before joining Medtronic in 2013, Bill was at T2 BioSystems, working as a technical lead to develop the T2Dx, a fluid diagnostic system incorporating nuclear magnetic resonance for detecting molecular targets. He has also been involved with several medical device startups, including Cambridge Endoscopic Devices developing handheld articulating laparoscopic instruments and EndoVia Medical developing a low-cost teleoperated surgical robot.
In addition to his industrial experience, Bill was a tenure track professor of mechanical engineering at Purdue University, researching novel surgical robotic technology and algorithms for image-guided surgery. He was also a founder of Pressure Profile Systems, producing high sensitivity tactile sensors and systems for industrial and academic applications.
Bill earned his Ph.D. in engineering sciences from Harvard University and B.S. in electrical engineering from Purdue University. He is the author of more than 50 patents and peer reviewed publications.