Mark Yim

University of Pennsylvania, PA United States Research Areas Control Design & Engineering Biography Mark Yim was born in Cheverly, Maryland. He obtained a B.S. in Engineering Mechanics from Johns Hopkins University in 1987 and attended Stanford University where he completed a M.S. and Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering in 1989 and 1994, respectively. After graduating from…

Jing Xiao

Worcester Polytechnic Institute, MA United States Research Areas Computer Science, Robots Interview Synopsis In this interview, Dr. Xiao talks about her education, how she became interested in robotics, her developing research interests, her collaboration with colleagues and students, and the questions and challenges in moving the robotics field forward. She also touches on issues of…

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,…

Richard Volz

Texas A&M University, TX United States Research Areas Robots Biography Dr. Richard Volz received his BS, MS and PhD in Electrical Engineering from Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois. As an undergraduate, he received the Ovid Esbach Award – the highest award given to an undergraduate engineering student. Dr. Richard A. Volz, an IEEE Fellow, prior…

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…

Gianmarco Verrugio

Scuola di Robotica, Genova Italy Research Areas Robots Biography Gianmarco Veruggio is an experimental robotic scientist who is also extensively involved with the ethics of robotics and its impact on the society. He was born in Sanremo, Italy, in 1953. He attended Classical High School in Sanremo and went on to get an Electrical Engineering…

Masaru Uchiyama

Tohuku University, Sendai Japan Research Areas Aerial Systems: Applications, Flexible Robots, Haptics and Haptic Interfaces, Humanoid Robots, Manipulation Planning, Motion Control, Performance Evaluation and Benchmarking, Robots Interview Synopsis In this interview, Uchiyama discusses his career in the field of robotics. He outlines his work at the University of Tokyo and Tohuku University, focusing on his…