Brian Wilcox

NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL), CA United States Research Areas Computer Science, Robot Programming, Robots Biography Brian Wilcox was born in Ridgecrest, California and lived in China Lake, Washington, D.C., and Detroit until he moved to Santa Barbara, California where he remained throughout his college years. He attended the University of California at Santa Barbara,…

Russ Taylor

Johns Hopkins University, MD United States Research Areas Robot Programming, Robots Biography 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…

Michael Sims

NASA Ames, Mountain View, California United States Research Areas Automation, Control Design & Engineering, Machine Intelligence, Robot Programming, Robots Biography Michael Sims was born on June 3rd, 1949 in Memphis Tennessee. He completed his undergraduate and graduate education at Rutgers University studying physics, mathematics, and computer science. In 1990, he received his Ph.D. in Mathematics/Computer…

Bernie Roth

Stanford University, CA United States Research Areas Computational and Artificial Intelligence, Control Design & Engineering, Design Automation, Machine Intelligence, Robot Programming, Robots Biography Bernie Roth was born and raised in the Bronx, New York. He attended the City College of New York as an undergraduate in Mechanical Engineering. Following graduation, he earned a position there…

George Pappas

University of Pennsylvania (UPenn), Philadelphia, Pennsylvania United States Research Areas Control Systems, Control Theory, Robot Programming, Robots Biography George Pappas was born in New York to Greek parents. At five he returned to Greece, where he completed primary education before returning to the United States for his undergraduate and graduate education. He studied Computer and…

Allison Okamura

Stanford University, CA United States Research Areas Computing and Electronics, Human-computer Interaction, Robot Programming, Robots Biography Allison Okamura was born in Fontana, California. She received a bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of California in 1994, and her master’s and Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from Stanford University in 1996 and 2000, respectively. Currently…

Radhika Nagpal

Harvard University, MA United States Research Areas Behavior-Based Systems, Biologically Inspired Robots, Education Robotics, Education Robotics, Micro/Nano Robots, Multi Robot systems, Robots, Swarms Biography Radhika Nagpal is the Fred Kavli Professor of Computer Science, School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering, Harvard University. She was born in the United States…

John McCarthy

Stanford University, CA United States Research Areas Computational and Artificial Intelligence, Computer Science, Computing and Electronics, Machine Intelligence, Robot Programming, Robots Biography John McCarthy was born in Boston, Massachusetts on September 4, 1927. He earned a B.S. in mathematics at Cal Tech in 1947 and a Ph.D. in mathematics at Princeton in 1951. A computer…

Jean-Paul Laumond

LAAS-CNRS, Toulouse France Research Areas Control Design & Engineering, Robot Programming, Robots Biography Jean-Paul Laumond was born in 1953 near Toulouse, France. He completed a M.S. in Mathematics, Ph.D. in Robotics, and Habilitation at the University of Paul Sabatier at Toulouse in 1976, 1984, and 1989, respectively. Prior to entering the field of robotics he…