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About Todaro Robotics

Reliable Automation that Delivers Results for Customers

There’s a lot of automation that can happen that isn’t a replacement of humans but of mind-numbing behavior.

Stewart Butterfield

Todaro robotics was founded in 2017 in San Diego, California by Thomas Todaro with the mission to provide quality and easy-to-use robotics and laboratory automation solutions that deliver success for our customers.

Leadership Team


Thomas Todaro brings 20 years experience in the design, construction, deployment, and management of world-class laboratory automation and robotics systems. Thomas started his career in the US Navy with 6 years experience in advanced aviation electronics troubleshooting and repair and earned a subsequent degree in Biochemistry and Cell Biology from University of California at San Diego in 1998. Thomas led automation efforts at Diversa Corp., Verinium, BASF Enzymes, and Biosero where Thomas designed and deployed over 25 robotic systems. He is familiar and experienced with the cutting edge software, methodologies, vendors, and robot systems that enable automated screening in modern pharmaceutical and biotech companies. Tom’s ability to bring the worlds of science, business, and engineering together to create innovative customer solutions puts him in an ideal position to lead Todaro Robotics to success.

Thomas R Todaro

Founder and CEO

Since starting his first business in 1984 with the release of the first IBM PC’s, James Slatic has been a “serial entrepreneur”, starting 13 companies in all, with three achieving multi-million dollar exits.

James has also been an activist and board member of organizations involved in reforming cannabis laws, angel investor, and is a Lifetime Investor member of the ArcView angel network.

James Slatic

Co-Founder and President

Our Team


During my undergraduate Biotechnology-Engineering program at UCSD I got exposure to bio-industrial automation. This led to an internship at Todaro Robotics, where I got to contribute to several COVID related projects. Now I get to co-lead increasingly complex projects full time with our growing team.

Seth Barragan


I received my Bachelor of Science degree in Nanoengineering and a Master of Engineering degree in Bioengineering from UCSD. I previously interned at a UCSD research lab and at Pfizer in the field of cancer immunotherapy. I am now an experienced Automation Engineer responsible for providing reliable automation solutions for all laboratories.

Igor Landa

Travis Long