Born out of the University of Pennsylvania’s robotics lab, IQ is a tech startup that delivers the ultimate motor module for versatility and performance. We first gained recognition in the robotics community for our Anticogging technology, and since, we have developed advanced motion control systems that allow our electric motors to achieve increased power and efficiency, as well as superior position and velocity control. Six years worth of development allows us to incorporate both public and proprietary algorithms to deliver the highest performance and reliability.

Matt Piccoli 
Co-Founder & CEO

Matt earned his BSE (09), MSE (10), and PhD (16) in Mechanical Engineering and Applied Mechanics with minors and concentrations in Computer Science Engineering and Robotics from The University of Pennsylvania.  Always drawn to machines that move, Matt earned his pilot’s license, was the electrical lead of the school’s Formula SAE race car team, and performed research in a modular robotics lab as an undergraduate.  He continued his work under the guidance of Mark Yim in the modular robotics lab, named ModLab, for his master’s and doctoral degrees.  It was during this time that Matt began work on the motor controllers that laid the foundation for IQ, as well as created the world’s smallest self-powered flying vehicle, named Piccolissimo.

Jon Broome

Jon joined the IQ team in January 2017 to head its marketing and financial operations. He received his BA degree in Economics from Middlebury College in 2016. While at school, Jon co-founded a food service that provided Middlebury's athletes with nutritious post-workout snacks. Additionally, Jon has experience in marketing and sales from internships at an expert network firm, a hedge fund, and most recently, a record company in NYC.