Ian Bernstein, who grew up in rural New Mexico, has always been a tinkerer and a problem solver. As far back as he can remember he has taken apart cameras, cassette players, and other electronics to create new inventions. At the age of 12 he attended the BEAM International Robotics Games and his lifelong passion in the field of robotics was sparked. One night in late 2009 while playing with his iPhone, Ian wondered why he couldnÕt use this amazing computing device he was holding in his hand to control the robots he had been working on. Armed with this thought and hungry to do something big, Ian and co-founder Adam Wilson started a company, Orbotix, with the mission to create the next generation in gaming devices, specifically, interactive smartphone controlled gaming robots.