About Visual Robotics

Visual Robotics was founded in 2017 by Bryan Olmstead, CTO, with the goal of eliminating the limitations in today’s robot vision systems. With 55 patents awarded (16 as sole inventor) and a long career at Datalogic, there aren’t that many people in the world who know more about digital imaging than Bryan does. Also skilled in hardware engineering, software and mechanical design, and brimming with ideas, his challenge was where best to apply his innovations.

Caine O’Brien joined the company in 2018 as CEO. With a lengthy career in executive management of technology companies, Caine brings a sharp focus on market demands, product priorities, business development and operations.

Working closely together, Bryan and Caine have guided the team to develop a transformational vision system for industrial robots, enabling unparalleled performance and return on investment for customers. Truly disruptive, the Company’s initial product, the VIM-201 vision system, promises to deliver true vision guidance at speeds rivaling “blind” robots. Currently in the Beta phase of testing, the Company anticipates product launch in the Fall of 2019.


Bryan Olmstead, CTO at Visual Robotics

Bryan Olmstead, CTO at Visual Robotics

Bryan Olmstead, CTO, is an engineer’s engineer having held roles in systems engineering, optics, hardware, manufacturing, software and more. Irrepressibly inventive across disciplines, he has averaged nearly two granted patents per year in his career, and at Visual Robotics he has one patent pending and several in the hopper. Among his commercial impacts, some of the most ubiquitous retail scanners in the world are based on Bryan’s work.

At Visual Robotics he continues to push the envelope beyond what large corporations in the space are able to accomplish. The commercial impact of his recent creativity is about to be realized.


Caine O’Brien, CEO, is almost the perfect compliment to Bryan’s experience and skill set. Having come up the ranks of hardware and software engineering, Caine’s career took off when he moved into product management, marketing, sales management and general management executive roles. With four patents of his own, Caine started a company division that became the lead story in an IPO (NASD:APMC) , raised $7.7 million in venture capital for a UK company he ran, and more recently built Real Pro Systems from 8 people to 40 and a successful sale to private equity.

Under Caine’s relentless focus, Visual Robotics is turning heads with proof point after proof point, demonstrating capabilities the market craves but are unavailable commercially today. With a talented team in place, the company is zeroing in on the release of a transformational system that is easy to adopt.

Caine O’Brien, CEO at Visual Robotics

Caine O’Brien, CEO at Visual Robotics