Robert Wiggers

Vice President, Hardware Engineering

With over 30 years of hardware experience developing machines and automation (17 years in medical devices and oncology), Robert Wiggers brings a wealth of expertise to his hardware leadership role at ZAP Surgical and a passion for bringing innovative products to the market.

Robert holds BS and MS degrees in Mechanical Engineering and Controls. He has specialized in robotics: the synergies of mechanics, electronics and controls software. Initially starting in the semiconductor industry with wafer handling robot design, Robert has developed and led teams producing systems as diverse as robotic surgery (Verb Surgical) through radiotherapy (Varian, RefleXion and now ZAP).

Robert’s years in small start-ups have taught him the importance of building strong teams of inspired engineers with a focus on urgency, essentialism and innovation.