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,…

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 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,…

Hendrik Van Brussel

KU Leuven, Leuven Belgium Research Areas Automation, Computing and Electronics, Control Systems, Robot Programming, Robots Biography Hendrik Van Brussel was born on October 24, 1944 in Ieper, Belgium. He obtained the degree of technical engineer in Mechanical Engineering from Hoger Technisch Instituut in Ostend, Belgium in 1965, and a M. Sc. in Electrical Engineering and…

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…

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…

Roland Siegwart

ETH Zurich, Zurich Switzerland Research Areas Automation Applications, Control Design & Engineering, Mechatronics, Robot Programming, Robots Interview Synopsis In this interview, Roland Siegwart discusses his career and work in robotics. Describing his involvement at Stanford, EPFL, and ETH, he outlines his contributions to the field. He comments on the state of robotics in Switzerland and…