Russ Taylor

Russ Taylor

Johns Hopkins University, MD

United States

Research Areas

Robot Programming, Robots


Russ Taylor was born in Hampton, Virginia and grew up near Valley Forge, Pennsylvania. He completed a B.E.S degree in Interdepartmental Engineering from Johns Hopkins University in 1970 . He earned his Ph.Da at Stanford University in 1976 w in Computer Science. After completing his doctorate, joined the staff of IBM Research, where except for a brief assignment at IBM Boca Ration(1978-1979) he remained until 1995 when he moved to the Johns Hopkins University. At Hopkins, he is currently John C. Malone Professor of Computer Science with joint appointments in Radiology, Mechanical Engineering and Surgery. Taylor’s research interests include robot systems, programming languages, model-based planning and imaging, medical robotics, imaging and modeling, and surgical assistance systems, Taylor is the author of over 325 peer-review publications and book chapters and has received several awards and honors for his contributions to robotics.

Interview Synopsis

In this interview, Taylor discusses his career and contributions, focusing on his achievements at IBM and Johns Hopkins. Outlining his involvement on various projects, such as the development of AL and AML, he comments on the challenges facing medical robotics and the development of robotic systems and personal robots. Additionally he provides advice to young people interested in robotics.