Shigeki Sugano

Waseda University, Tokyo Japan Research Areas Computational and Artificial Intelligence, Control Design & Engineering, Human-computer Interaction, Machine Intelligence, Robots Interview Synopsis In this interview, Sugano discusses his career in the field of robotics. He outlines his time at Waseda University and his involvement with several robotics projects, including the WABOT-2 and TWENDY-ONE systems. Commenting on…

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…

Stefan Schaal

University of Southern California, CA United States Research Areas Control Theory, Machine Learning, Robot Programming, Robots Biography Stefan Schaal was born in Germany. He completed his primary education at the Technical University of Munich, where he received his M.S. and Ph.D in Mechanical Engineering and Artificial Intelligence in 1988 and 1991, respectively. From 1991 to…

Carl Ruoff

NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL), CA United States Research Areas Automation, Control Design & Engineering, Control Systems, Human-computer Interaction, Machine Intelligence, Machine Learning, Robot Programming, Robots Biography Carl Ruoff was born in Los Angeles, California and grew up in Compton. He began his undergraduate education at Graceland College, dropping out briefly before enrolling to California…

Tomas Lozano-Perez

Massachusetts Institute of Technology, MA United States Research Areas AI-Based Methods, Collision Avoidance, Grasping, Learning and Adaptive Systems, Machine Learning, Manipulation Planning, Mobile Manipulation, Motion and Path Planning, Recognition, Robot Programming, Robots, Task Planning Biography Tomas Lozano-Perez was born in Guantánamo, Cuba on August 21, 1952. Leaving Cuba at the age of ten, he spent…

Frederic Kaplan

EPFL Lausanne Switzerland Frederic Kaplan EPFL Lausanne Switzerland Research Areas Computational and Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Natural Language Processing, Robots Interview Synopsis In this interview, Kaplan outlines his career in robotics, starting from Sony all the way to his position at EPFL. He discusses his contributions to various robotics projects, including the Sony AIBO robot, and…