David Larkin

Vice President of Research and Development

David Larkin joined RefleXion in 2014 as vice president of research and development, bringing over 25 years of experience in engineering leadership in the fields of medical robotic systems, mechatronics and control systems.

Prior to RefleXion, Larkin spent 14 years building and leading R&D teams at Intuitive Surgical (ISI), most recently as vice president of engineering.

During his time at ISI, Larkin brought numerous breakthrough products in robotic assisted minimally invasive surgery into the clinic, culminating in ISI’s next generation, single-port robotic surgery platform.

Before developing medical robotic systems, Larkin was president of MotionIO, a networked motion control startup, and prior to this, he was director of controls at Adept Technology.

Larkin received a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Brown University, a Master of Science in Electrical Engineering and a Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering, both from Stanford University. Larkin is a named inventor on 91 patents.