Mark Yim

University of Pennsylvania, PA United States Research Areas Control Design & Engineering Biography Mark Yim was born in Cheverly, Maryland. He obtained a B.S. in Engineering Mechanics from Johns Hopkins University in 1987 and attended Stanford University where he completed a M.S. and Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering in 1989 and 1994, respectively. After graduating from…

Jing Xiao

Worcester Polytechnic Institute, MA United States Research Areas Computer Science, Robots Interview Synopsis In this interview, Dr. Xiao talks about her education, how she became interested in robotics, her developing research interests, her collaboration with colleagues and students, and the questions and challenges in moving the robotics field forward. She also touches on issues of…

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,…

Red Whittaker

Carnegie Mellon University, PA United States Research Areas Automation, Design Automation, Robots Biography Red Whittaker grew up in Hollidaysburg, Pennsylvania. He completed his undergraduate work in civil engineering at Princeton University in 1973 and his graduate work at Carnegie Mellon University, attaining a masters and Ph.D. in civil engineering in 1975 and 1979, respectively. He…

Kenneth Waldron

Stanford University, CA United States Research Areas Control Systems, Design Automation, Robot Programming, Robots Biography Ken Waldron was born in Sydney, Australia. He obtained a Bachelor of Engineering in Mechanical Engineering and Master of Engineering Science from the University of Sydney in 1964 and 1965, respectively. He completed a Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering at Stanford…

Richard Volz

Texas A&M University, TX United States Research Areas Robots Biography Dr. Richard Volz received his BS, MS and PhD in Electrical Engineering from Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois. As an undergraduate, he received the Ovid Esbach Award – the highest award given to an undergraduate engineering student. Dr. Richard A. Volz, an IEEE Fellow, prior…

Richard Volpe

NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL), CA United States Research Areas Control Design & Engineering, Robot Programming, Robots, Sensors Biography Richard Volpe received a B.S. in Physics from Loyola College in Baltimore in 1984. He later attended Carnegie Mellon University where he completed a M.S. in Physics and a Ph.D. in Applied Physics in 1986 and…

Manuela Veloso

Carnegie Mellon University, PA United States Research Areas Automation, Computational and Artificial Intelligence, Human-computer Interaction, Man Machine Systems, Robot Programming, Robots Biography Manuela Veloso was born in Lisbon, Portugal. She completed a Licenciatura degree in Electrical Engineering and a M.Sc. degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering at the Instituto Superior Técnico in 1980 and 1984,…

Carme Torras

Spanish Scientific Research Council (CSIC), Spain United States Research Areas AI-Based Methods, Cognitive Human-Robot Interaction, Collision Avoidance, Computational Geometry, Dual Arm Manipulation, Ethics and Philosophy, Formal Methods in Robotics and Automation, Grasping, Human Factors and Human-in-the-Loop, Human-Centered Robotics, Kinematics, Learning and Adaptive Systems, Learning from Demonstration, Manipulation Planning, Motion and Path Planning, Parallel Robots, Parallel…

Dawn Tilbury

University of Michigan, MI United States Research Areas Robots Biography Dawn Tilbury was born in Minnesota in 1966. Tilbury studied Electrical Engineering and went to University of California, Berkeley for her graduate school studies. At Berkeley, Tilbury took courses on controls and developed an interest in robotics. For her doctorate thesis, Tilbury worked on developing…