Meet the Innovators Under 35

Travis Deyle, Google

He has built robots that can be powered wirelessly and ones that can bring people medication. Now Google has him trying to use technology to improve health care.

Travis Deyle, Senior Hardware Engineer, Google

For the last decade, Travis Deyle’s work has followed a single vision: applying robotics and Internet of things technologies to revolutionize health care. While pursuing his PhD, Deyle built some of the first mobile robots capable of operating in real homes. He used these robots to demonstrate useful tasks such as delivering medication, fetching and retrieving tagged objects, and helping older adults and people with motor impairments. As a postdoctoral candidate, he collaborated on RFID-like systems with integrated sensing that could operate at Wi-Fi-like data rates (many megabits per second) on just microwatts of power. He and his team developed tags to perform health monitoring (electrocardiogram ECG sensing) and to create “cyborg dragonflies” (neural recording from dragonflies in flight). Deyle currently works on health-care devices at Google[x] Life Sciences.


Innovators Under 35
individuals whose superb technical work promises to shape the coming decades through the development of new technology or the creative application of existing technologies to solve problems.