Lynne Parker

University of Tennessee, TN United States Research Areas Agent-Based Systems, AI-Based Methods, Autonomous Agents, Behavior-Based Systems, Big Data in Robotics and Automation, Cognitive Human-Robot Interaction, Cooperating Robots, Deep Learning in Robotics and Automation, Distributed Robot Systems, Gesture, Posture and Facial Expressions, Human Detection and Tracking, Learning and Adaptive Systems, Learning from Demonstration, Motion and Path…

George Pappas

University of Pennsylvania (UPenn), Philadelphia, Pennsylvania United States Research Areas Control Systems, Control Theory, Robot Programming, Robots Biography George Pappas was born in New York to Greek parents. At five he returned to Greece, where he completed primary education before returning to the United States for his undergraduate and graduate education. He studied Computer and…

Allison Okamura

Stanford University, CA United States Research Areas Computing and Electronics, Human-computer Interaction, Robot Programming, Robots Biography Allison Okamura was born in Fontana, California. She received a bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of California in 1994, and her master’s and Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from Stanford University in 1996 and 2000, respectively. Currently…

Illah Nourbakhsh

Carnegie Mellon University, PA United States Research Areas Human-computer Interaction, Robots Biography Illah Nourbakhsh was born in Tehran, Iran. He completed his bachelor’s, master’s, and Ph.D. degrees in Computer Science at Stanford University in 1992, 1994, and 1996, respectively. Joining the staff at Carnegie Mellon in 1997, he currently serves as a Professor of Robotics,…

Nils Nilsson

Stanford University, CA United States Research Areas Computational and Artificial Intelligence, Computing and Electronics, Human-computer Interaction, Logic, Pattern Recognition, Robots Biography Nils Nilsson was born in Saginaw, Michican in 1933. He received his Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering, with a specialty in information theory, from Stanford University in 1958. He then began research at SRI International…

Brad Nelson

ETH Zurich, Zurich Switzerland Research Areas Bioengineering, Robots Interview Synopsis In this interview, Brad Nelson discusses his career in robotics, focusing on control, manipulation, micro-positioning, and micro/nanorobotics. Describing his research at CMU, the University of Illinois, Minnesota, and ETH, he discusses the challenges of his work and the interactions between scientific disciplines. Commenting on the…

Radhika Nagpal

Harvard University, MA United States Research Areas Behavior-Based Systems, Biologically Inspired Robots, Education Robotics, Education Robotics, Micro/Nano Robots, Multi Robot systems, Robots, Swarms Biography Radhika Nagpal is the Fred Kavli Professor of Computer Science, School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering, Harvard University. She was born in the United States…

Richard Murray

California Institute of Technology, CA United States Research Areas Automation Applications, Control Design & Engineering, Control Systems, Control Theory, Optional Control, Robots Biography Richard Murray grew up in El Paso, Texas before going on to study undergraduate Electrical Engineering at the California Institute of Technology (CalTech) in 1981. He received a bachelor’s degree in Electrical…

Francesco Mondada

EPFL Lausanne & K-Team, Lausanne Switzerland Research Areas Mechanics, Mechatronics Biography Francesco Mondada was born on March 17, 1967 in Locarno, Switzerland. He received his M.Sc. in micro-engineering from the École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) in 1991 and his Ph.D. in 1997. While working on his thesis, Mondada created the Khepera robot with his…

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…