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…

Alan Winfield

University of Bristol, Bristol United Kingdom Research Areas Computational and Artificial Intelligence, Computer Science, Machine Intelligence, Robot Programming, Robots Interview Synopsis In this interview, Winfield discusses his career and contributions in robotics, focusing on his work at UWE Bristol. Outlining his involvement in robotics projects, especially those concerning swarm and social robotics, he discusses the…

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,…

Gaurav Sukhatme

University of Southern California, CA United States Research Areas Computer Science, Robots Biography Gaurav Sukhatme received his undergraduate education at the Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay (IIT), completing a B. Tech degree in Computer Science and Engineering in 1991. He attended the University of Southern California, Los Angeles (USC) for his Master’s (1993) and Ph.D.…

Reid Simmons

Carnegie Mellon University, PA United States Research Areas Automation, Computer Science, Computing and Electronics, Human-computer Interaction, Machine Intelligence, Robot Programming Interview Synopsis In this interview, Simmons discusses his introduction to robotics during his graduate years and his start in the industry and at Carnegie Mellon. He outlines his research work and describes the difficulties in…

Max Mintz

University of Pennsylvania, PA United States Research Areas Computer Science, Control Theory, Robot Programming, Robots Biography Max Mintz was born on September 4th, 1942. He completed a bachelor’s and master’s degree in Electrical Engineering at Cornell University, as well as a Ph.D. in Systems Theory. At Yale University he completed his post-doctoral work and served…

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…

Larry Matthies

Senior Research Scientist Jet Propulsion Laborary/California Institute of Technology, CA United States Research Areas Aerial Systems: Perception and Autonomy, Computer Science, Computer Vision for Other Robotics Applications, Field Robots, Localization, Range Sensing, Robots, Sensor Fusion, Space Robotics and Automation, Visual-Based Navigation Biography Larry Matthies received his PhD in Computer Science from Carnegie Mellon University in…

Seth Hutchinson

Georgia Tech Atlanta (GA), USA United States Research Areas Computer Science, Localization, Mapping, Path Planning for Multiple Mobile Robots or Agents, Robots, Visual-Based Navigation Biography Seth Hutchinson was born in Sellersburg, Indiana. He earned a Bachelor of Science (1983), a Master of Science (1984), and a Ph.D. (1988) in Electrical Engineering from Purdue University. In…

Ruedigger Dillman

Karlsruhe Institute of Technology Germany Research Areas Autonomous Vehicle Navigation, Computer Science, Computer Vision for Medical Robotics, Dual Arm Manipulation, Grasping, Human Performance Augmentation, Humanoid and Bipedal Locomotion, Humanoid Robots, Kinematics, Medical Robots and Systems, Motion and Path Planning, Path Planning for Multiple Mobile Robots or Agents, Perception for Grasping and Manipulation, Reactive and Sensor-Based…