Cloud 9 Perception Dreaming Big as Pioneer in Robotics Automation
By Ryan Hunt
Posted on September 12, 2018, September 12, 2018

The dream of UT Arlington graduates James Staud and Christopher McMurrough of starting up Cloud 9 Perception began in a garage right here in The American Dream City. Today, the company has quickly progressed and expanded to a large office space, along with a full team of engineers and developers to help companies streamline complex workflows with 3D vision technology.

"There's so much growth and so much potential here," McMurrough said. "It is a great place to start a business and a great place to live and work."

Staud and McMurrough have been working on automation and robotics since 2005. The duo continues to put technology to work by developing machine vision solutions for industrial environments. These large-scale robotics are able to move materials around, performing actions like unloading items from a truck, moving things from a conveyor belt, or adding items to shelves inside a store.

McMurrough received his B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees in Computer Engineering from The University of Texas at Arlington in 2008, 2010, and 2013. He is a Senior Lecturer at the school, helping to foster the creativity and develop the dreams of students looking to work in his current industry.

"The American Dream to me is to be able to do whatever it is that you love to do," McMurrough said. "I'm definitely living that here in Arlington with this company and also being able to educate people down the street at UTA."

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