Brain Corp, a San Diego, Calif.-based artificial intelligence (AI) company for the robotics industry, opened its European headquarters in Amsterdam, Netherlands. Brain Corp Europe will serve as a hub for operations, software development and continuing R&D activities for BrainOS-powered robots, Brain Corp.’s cloud-connected commercial operating system.

“We chose Amsterdam as Brain Corp.’s European headquarters primarily for its central location, open business environment, prevalence of academic labs and proven commitment to the cultivation of a robust AI and robotics ecosystem,” says Christian Cornelius-Knudsen, senior vice president of global sales and services. “We look forward to supporting our partners in the region, as we work together to bring BrainOS-powered robots into everyday environments.”

Michel Spruijt was named general manager of Brain Corp Europe, tasked with providing partner support and overseeing general operations throughout Europe.

“The opening of a European headquarters is a testament to the rapid growth of Brain Corp., as well as our leadership position in the fields of robotics and AI,” says Dr. Eugene Izhikevich, co-founder and CEO. “Under Michel Spruijt’s guidance, our vision of a world where the lives of people are made safer, easier, more productive and more fulfilling with the help of robots will extend into Europe.”