The Robot Whisperer

Our Team


Rita Vicaire CWO and Founder

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Rita has been providing process development and customized liquid handling solutions to pharmaceutical and life science companies for over 20 years. She has led automation projects in drug development, diagnostics, and synthetic biology, for clients ranging from start-up to Fortune 500. Before founding The Robot Whisperer in 2007, she developed automation solutions of increasing complexity and impact for teams in a number of departments at Millennium Pharmaceuticals and later at Tecan, a leading manufacturer of liquid handling robots. Rita holds a B.S. in Chemistry and Biology from Worcester State University.


Hans-Christian Lüdemann General Manager

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Hans has 20 years of experience in instrumentation design, data analysis, and statistics. In addition to his role at The Robot Whisperer, Hans is the CEO and Founder of Meniscense, a company developing a next generation volume measurement technology for process QC and liquid handling validation in automated life science laboratories. Hans holds a Ph.D. in Physics from the University of Münster (Germany) and and M.B.A. from Babson.


Pattie Friot Office Manager

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Pattie is an experienced administrative and customer service professional. At The Robot Whisperer, she makes sure our office operations run smoothly and is responsible for accounts receivable and payable, relying on her entrepreneurial skills and her education in business and accounting. Prior to joining The Robot Whisperer, she managed a busy office for a growing security service company.

updated: 6 months ago