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…

Carme Torras

Spanish Scientific Research Council (CSIC), Spain United States Research Areas AI-Based Methods, Cognitive Human-Robot Interaction, Collision Avoidance, Computational Geometry, Dual Arm Manipulation, Ethics and Philosophy, Formal Methods in Robotics and Automation, Grasping, Human Factors and Human-in-the-Loop, Human-Centered Robotics, Kinematics, Learning and Adaptive Systems, Learning from Demonstration, Manipulation Planning, Motion and Path Planning, Parallel Robots, Parallel…

Dawn Tilbury

University of Michigan, MI United States Research Areas Robots Biography Dawn Tilbury was born in Minnesota in 1966. Tilbury studied Electrical Engineering and went to University of California, Berkeley for her graduate school studies. At Berkeley, Tilbury took courses on controls and developed an interest in robotics. For her doctorate thesis, Tilbury worked on developing…

Chuck Thorpe

Carnegie Mellon University, PA United States Research Areas Automation, Robots Biography Charles E. “Chuck” Thorpe was born in Michigan and travelled extensively throughout his childhood, including seven years in the Congo where he taught high school classes. He graduated with a B.A. in natural science from North Park College in Chicago and a Ph.D. in…

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…

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.…

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…

Luc Steels

Vrije Universitiet Brussels, Brussels Belgium Research Areas Computational and Artificial Intelligence, Natural Language Processing, Robots Interview Synopsis In this interview, Steels discusses his career in robotics, particularly in regards to Artificial Intelligence and language. He outlines his research contributions at MIT, Schlumberger, Sony, and VUB, especially his involvement in the development of agent-based systems and…

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…