Daniel Lee

University of Pennsylvania, PA United States Biography Daniel Lee was born near San Francisco, California. He received a B.A. in Physics from Harvard University in 1990 and a Ph.D. in Condensed Matter Physics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in 1995. He served six years in the Theoretical Physics and Biological Computation departments at…

Vijay Kumar

Ohio State University, OH United States Research Areas Kinematics, Robots Biography Vijay Kumar was born in Patna, India in 1962.  Dr. Kumar received his Bachelor of Technology degree from the Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur and his Ph.D. from The Ohio State University in 1987. He has been on the Faculty in the Department of…

Danica Kragic

Royal Institute of Technology – KTH, Stockholm Sweden Research Areas Assembly, Deep Learning in Robotics and Automation, Dexterous Manipulation, Grasping, Human Detection and Tracking, Industrial Robots, Learning from Demonstration, Manipulation Planning, Mobile Manipulation, Object Detection, Segmentation and Categorization, Perception for Grasping and Manipulation, Sensor Fusion, Service Robots, Visual Learning Biography Danica Kragic is a Professor…

Kazuhiro Kosuge

Tohoku University, Sendai Japan Research Areas Robots Biography Kazuhiro Kosuge is a professor in the department of Robotics at Tohoku University in Sendai, Japan. He received his collegiate education from the Tokyo Institute of Technology, leaving with his Ph.D in control engineering in 1988. During his education, Kosuge worked in research, first with Denso Corporation,…

Jana Kosecka

George Mason University, VA United States Research Areas Robots Biography Jana Kosecka was born in modern day Slovakia, and received her bachelor’s and master’s degree in electrical engineering and computer science at the Slovak Technical University in Bratislava. Afterwards she came to the United States to continue her studies at the University of Pennsylvania and…

Petar Kokotovic

University of California, CA United States Research Areas Computing and Electronics Biography Petar Kokotovic was born in Belgrade, Yugoslavia in 1934. He received his B.S. and M.S. from the University of Belgrade, and his Ph.D. from the Academy of Sciences Institute in Moscow. In 1965, Kokotovic moved to the U.S. where he served as a…

Daniel Koditschek

University of Pennsylvania, PA United States Research Areas Robots

Richard Klafter

Temple University, PA United States Research Areas Education Robotics, Optimization and Optimal Control, Robots Biography Richard D. (Dick) Klafter, one of the early leaders in the field of robotics and automation and the IEEE Robotics and Automation Society, was born on 5 August 1936 and died 11 November 2019. He received an undergraduate degree at MIT,…

Sara Kiesler

Carnegie Mellon University, PA United States Research Areas Human-computer Interaction, Robot Programming, Robots Biography Sara Kiesler was born and raised in Washington, D.C. She first attended Simmons College in Boston where she studied psychology, specializing in social psychology. She later completed an M.A. in Psychology at Stanford in 1963 and Ph.D. in Psychology at Ohio…

Pradeep Khosla

Carnegie Mellon University, PA United States Research Areas Control Design & Engineering, Robot Programming, Robots Biography Pradeep Khosla attended the Indian Institute of Technology where he received a bachelor’s degree in Technology in 1980. He later attended Carnegie Mellon University where he completed a Master of Science in Electrical Engineering and a Ph.D. in Electrical…