Robert Cheek is the COO of UVify Inc., prior to his role with UVify, Mr. Cheek served as the robotics analyst for Hyundai Motor Securities, the investment-banking arm of the Hyundai Motor Group. In his role at Hyundai, Mr. Cheek recommended robotics companies and related technologies for acquisitions, investments, and partnerships. Mr. Cheek has served as an advisor to robotics companies in the US, South Korea, and Germany. Prior to joining Hyundai, Mr. Cheek served as the director of business development for Yujin Robot's Innovation Lab where he spearheaded the GoCart project, one of the world's first AMRs (autonomous mobile robots). The success of the technologies created at the Innovation Lab resulted in the German consumer electronics company Miele investing in and developing a strategic partnership with Yujin.
During his tenure with UVify, the company won a string of awards for its products and services, including the Best Robot/Drone of CES 2017 by Engadget, 2017’s Best Drone by Robotics Business Review, Top Tech for CES 2018, Best Drone for Racing by Digital Trends CES 2018, Best Commercial Drone CES 2019, Best of CES 2019, and others. What is more, the IFO, its swarm light show drone is the world’s most commercially successful and widely deployed swarm light show drone. And its IFO-S/X autonomous swarm research drone is the standard for autonomous and swarm research.