Red Whittaker

Carnegie Mellon University, PA United States Research Areas Automation, Design Automation, Robots Biography Red Whittaker grew up in Hollidaysburg, Pennsylvania. He completed his undergraduate work in civil engineering at Princeton University in 1973 and his graduate work at Carnegie Mellon University, attaining a masters and Ph.D. in civil engineering in 1975 and 1979, respectively. He…

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…

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…

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…

Carl Ruoff

NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL), CA United States Research Areas Automation, Control Design & Engineering, Control Systems, Human-computer Interaction, Machine Intelligence, Machine Learning, Robot Programming, Robots Biography Carl Ruoff was born in Los Angeles, California and grew up in Compton. He began his undergraduate education at Graceland College, dropping out briefly before enrolling to California…

Rolf Pfieffer

University of Zurich, Zurich Switzerland Research Areas Automation, Computational and Artificial Intelligence, Robot Programming, Robots Biography Rolf Pfeifer was born in Zurich, Switzerland. He received his master’s degree in Physics and Mathematics, and his Ph.D in Computer Science from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) in Zurich. He then spent three years at Carnegie…

JunHo Oh

Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST), Daejeon Korea, Republic of Research Areas Automation, Control Design & Engineering, Machine Intelligence, Robot Programming, Robots Biography Jun Ho Oh was born on October 3rd, 1954 in Seoul, South Korea. He received a BSc and MSc in Mechanical Engineering from Yonsei University in 1977 and 1979, respectively.…

Bob McGhee

NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, CA United States Research Areas Automation, Computational and Artificial Intelligence, Computer Architecture, Military Computing, Robot Programming, Robots Biography Bob McGhee was born in Detroit, Michigan in 1929. He received a B.S. in Engineering Physics from the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor in 1952. Following graduation, he served three years of…