BRAIN2BOT develops fully autonomous products using the fundamental principles of neuroscience.

Brain2Bot’s mission is to take the artificial out of AI.  Instead of big data and deep learning, we figure out the basic principles of natural intelligence and inject those principles into our intelligence software.  With this pioneering approach, we are building software for autonomous robots that learn, show emotion, evolve, and engage dynamically based on how you interact with them. To top it off, our software doesn’t need to be cloud-connected to be smart.  All of the intelligence can work onboard a small chip—no connectivity necessary!  We are paving a new path to a future where robots come to life!

Taking the artificial out of AI

Each BRAIN2BOT product is created with four core building blocks:

Revolutionary neuroscience-based engineering allows each product to learn and respond as if it were a living creature.

No cloud necessary!

Each product possesses a unique identity, and is able to act and react with emotion and charisma.

We created an internal emotional system to allow synthetic beings to “feel” what we feel.

Our products constantly evolve with every interaction from their owners, allowing them to grow with their end user.


Brain2Bot is a natural intelligence company with a passion for creating the world’s most intelligent and responsive products. Brain2Bot’s team of highly experienced scientists and engineers use novel neuroscience principles that capture the foundations of intelligence found in animals and humans. This approach extends Brain2Bot’s technology beyond standard artificial intelligence.


Today, we are focusing on entertainment robots and social robots, but our long-term goal is to apply our technology to all interactive device applications, including self-driving cars, personal robots, and virtual beings in both consumer and business markets. Our software allows your devices become your companions.


AI solutions currently in the marketplace are narrowly intelligent. Brain2Bot’s mission is to deliver the highest form of intelligence in a small package. We do this by eliminating cloud computing and bloated, expensive data processing from our products. Instead, our technology is based on the study of living creatures. We are going beyond AI to develop an Artificial General Intelligence system with the intuition and emotion of a living creature.


A former professional extreme skier with a Ph.D. in Cell & Molecular Neuroscience, founder and CEO Gunnar Newquist is fascinated with how learning occurs in the brain. While working at the University of Nevada, Reno, Gunnar began developing his own theories on how the learning process occurs using cutting edge research of brain connectivity and signals during learning. By applying a modern understanding of how learning occurs in the brain to artificial intelligence, Gunnar formed the foundation of Brain2Bot’s natural intelligence technology. In 2015, Gunnar teamed up with Bill Wendin, Jason Dekker, and Séon O’Shannon to launch the company.

The Team

Bill Wendin

Chief Technology Officer

Jason Dekker

Executive Chairman

Séon O’Shannon

Software Engineer